WEEK 1
  Lecture:
    Introduction to course
History & Uses of Biological Illustration
  Laboratory:
    Cognitive approach to drawing: perception v. Conception
Tools & approaches of Biological Illustration
WEEK 2
  Lecture:
    Diversity of Life; Domains & Kingdoms
Cell structure; Tissue types & functions
  Laboratory:
    Microscopes: parts, function, measurements & field of view
Cells & Tissues
Drawing: Shapes & Angles
WEEK 3
  Lecture:
    Animal Diversity
  Laboratory:
    Animal Phyla: Samples of Diversity
Drawing: Textures, Shading/Values
WEEK 4
  Lecture:
    Entomology
  Laboratory:
    Dichotomous keys & Field guides
Drawing: 1-minute sketches; Typography & Labeling
WEEK 5
  NO LECTURE
  Laboratory:
    Entomology lab continued
Drawing: Pen & Ink techniques; Line quality
WEEK 6
  Lecture:
    Vertebrate Skeletal Anatomy: Axial
  Laboratory:
    Mammal skulls
Drawing: Facial proportions; Graphite
WEEK 7
  Lecture:
    Vertebrate Skeletal Anatomy: Appendicular
  Laboratory:
    Vertebrate Skeletons
Drawing: Golden ratios, Divine proportions; aesthetics vs. reality
WEEK 8
  Lecture:
    Mammalogy
Herpetology
  Laboratory:
    Vertebrate skeletons continued
WEEK 9
  Lecture:
    Ornithology
  NO LAB
WEEK 10
  Lecture:
   

Plant Anatomy
Plant Evolution & Co-evolution
Fungi

  Laboratory:
    Fungi
Plant Anatomy: twigs, leaves
Drawing: Adding color; color theory
WEEK 11
  Lecture:
    Angiosperms
  Laboratory:
    Angiosperm diverstiy
Flowers & fruits
Dicots & Monocots
Drawing: Watercolor
WEEK 13
  Lecture:
    Gymnosperms
  Laboratory:
   

Gymnosperm diversity
male & female cones
Dicots & Monocots
Drawing: Colored pencil

WEEK 14
  Lecture:
    Ferns, Mosses & Algae
  Laboratory:
    Pond sample
Fern & Moss diversity
WEEK 16
  MUSEUM FIELD TRIP
   

Evolution & Speciation (Diversity of Life)
Drawing: Selling & Marketing Artwork; Products incorporating Biological Illustrations