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Making Science Visible Featured

April 2, 2018

Stamps Professor Brad Smith’s Making Science Visible course was recently featured in a new article by Gail Kuhnlein (LSA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology).

When you’ve got a good thing going, word gets around. The Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design offers a course created and taught by Professor Brad Smith called Making Science Visible that is an introduction to science illustration – and so much more. Scores of students look forward to enrolling once they have completed prerequisite classes that prepare them to draw and design visual narratives.

A unique aspect of the course is that it’s a team effort with the U-M Museum of Zoology. The UMMZ collection managers take students on a tour to introduce them to the animal collections while sharing their extensive knowledge about the creatures. Out of myriad possibilities, students must narrow their choice to a single specimen to spend the semester getting acquainted with on multiple levels.

Science and art collide brilliantly in class: Making Science Visible |  Arts & Culture