ArtPlantae was founded by Tania Marien in 2002 and began as an Artists’ Herbarium and newsletter. Today it serves artists, naturalists and educators pursuing interests in botany, botanical art and environmental education in formal and informal learning environments. Its principal goal is to encourage an interest in plants through art, science and interpretation.
ArtPlantae managed ArtPlantae Books from
2006-2013. It also managed a smaller specialty shop selling independent titles such as exhibition catalogs of contemporary botanical art by the American Society of Botanical Artists. The retail component of ArtPlantae closed in May 2016. Today ArtPlantae continues as this educational blog for artists, naturalists and educators.
What do people think about plants?
How do people interact with plants?
Where can one find plants in an urban setting?
How do educators encourage an interest in plants through art?
These topics and more are explored at ArtPlantae.
Topics related to plant-based education, botanical art and the links between drawing and knowing (knowing plants, specifically) are explored through the teaching and learning column. The purpose of this column is to connect artists, naturalists and educators so they can learn from each other and apply what they learn in their own classrooms and programs.
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About Tania Marien
Tania has an Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s degree in Biology & Student Learning and a professional certificate in Free-Choice Learning. She served as full-time editor, educator, and bookseller at ArtPlantae, an educational resource connecting artists, naturalists, and educators pursuing interests in botany, botanical art and environmental education. In this role, she led programs and introduced audiences to plants and botanical illustration at environmental education events, botanical gardens, museums, private gardens and STEM events. Now working on other interpretive projects, she continues to connect artists, naturalists, and educators as part-time editor of ArtPlantae.
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ArtPlantae Media News
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In the News
- Interview with Tania Marien, October 2014
- InterpretPlants featured in The Daily Titan, February 3, 2015
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