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Art + Science at Home

Recommended for grades 6-12, as well as adults.

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Weaving together ecology and art, these ten drawing prompts offer participants an opportunity to explore the plants and wildlife around them. Throughout history, both scientists and artists have used field journals to note their observations of the natural world and develop their ideas.

Participants will learn methods of observing and noting that may allow them to have a different experience of their proximate environment and see things that they may not have noticed before, or look differently and more deeply at plants and animals that are familiar. Prompts 1-5 focus on botanical exploration. Prompts 6-10 are all about the wonderful world of birds. 


We encourage students to have a dedicated sketchbook for these prompts. Drawing materials might include pencils, pens, colored pencils, markers, or whatever you have on hand that you would like to use.

cary art+science fieldbook

Field journals are used to note observations of the natural world.

Drawing Prompts

Register and receive the 10 Art & Science drawing prompts.


Have questions about the activities? Our educators are available to assist. Email Ashley Alred at for support.

Art & Science Authors

Art & Science was created by artist Hara Woltz and Cary educator Shelly Forster.

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This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.