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The ART+BIO Collaborative in Cambridge, MA fosters the integration of science, nature, and art through novel collaborations, research, and education. They design innovative art+science curriculum and turn public spaces into interactive learning environments.
Art.Science.Gallery. is an art gallery and science communication space in Austin, TX and the first art gallery in the nation to feature science-related artwork exclusively. Follow the Gallery on Twitter (@artscigallery) and Facebook.
About Jedidiah Dore, MFA
An award-winning illustrator, Jedidiah Dore is founder/owner of
Ink & Sword art and design studio. He earned a BFA in drawing and communication design and an MFA in painting from the Pratt Institute and studied under artist Dave Passalacqua at the Passalacqua School of Drawing and Illustration. Follow him on Twitter (@inkandsword).
Bruce Lyndon Cunningham
Bruce is a forester and botanical illustrator. Books illustrated by Bruce include Gymnosperms of the United States and Canada and Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines of East Texas.
Jane is a mixed media artist who teaches at conferences across the U.S. and leads classes in Italy and Greece too. In addition to sketching classes, Jane teaches workshops in collage, mixed media, and quilting. There are always many, many opportunities to learn from Jane. To view all of Jane’s upcoming classes, see
her teaching schedule online.
Mo-Ranch is a retreat and conference center open to the public located on 500 acres in Hunt, Texas. It is also home to the Environmental Leadership Program, a hands-on outdoor program.
Fall Painting Retreat
September 22-25, 2016
Class times vary
Four-day, three-night painting retreat led by professional artists. Designed for artists of all skill levels who would like to dive in and dedicate their retreat time to plein air painting. Pastels, oil paints, acrylics and watercolors are all welcome painting mediums.
Leisure artists, beginners and experienced artists welcome!
Hotel, Single Occupancy: $550
Hotel, Double Occupancy: $400
Commuter Rate: $200
Cynthia Padilla, Dallas
Cynthia Padilla teaches painting and drawing classes at prestigious universities, major museums, arboreta, art societies across the US, Canada, Central America and internationally. She curates exhibitions, serves as a juror of exhibitions, lectures and conducts demonstrations, and leads painting retreats worldwide. Cynthia is also the founder of the Botanical Art & Naturalist Illustration group on Yahoo!
Sibley Nature Center, Midland
This 49-acre site is home to programs educating the public about the southern Llano Estacado and surrounding area. Museum specialist and scientific illustrator, Michael M. Nickell, teaches the Center’s courses about nature drawing and journaling. He has been a professional practicing scientific illustrator and nature artists for over 30 years. He clients include National Geographic, Texas Parks and Wildlife, The Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock Lake Landmark, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Oklahoma, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Square House Museum, Encyclopedia Britannica, and others.
Quinta Mazatlan Nature Center
Built in 1935 as a private residence, Quinta Mazatlan is now an urban sanctuary dedicated to “sharing knowledge about birds, plants, and environmental stewardship in South Texas.” The nature center has partnered with the World Birding Center, Inc. and recently opened their first LEED-certified building, a Discovery Center for children. Quinta Mazatlan offers classes for adults and children and hosts art exhibitions too.