Who should register:Anyone in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade who has an interest in art and/or science and wants to learn more about how to create visuals that communicate complex
Description of workshops:VISTA Center instructors will visit with students over zoom to engage them in learning basic drawing skill and biology through presentations, videos, and drawing activities. The final task will be a group project to create visuals that aid in future instruction. The specific audience and content of the final designs will be decided by the workshop group to best fit the interests of those students. This final piece may take the form of worksheets, posters, handouts, and/or illustrations for presentations and each will be unique to the class cohort of students who participated.
Supplies: Each student will be provided with a kit that they will pick up from their school prior to the workshop dates. The kit will have a sketchpad, drawing pencils, pencil sharpener, and eraser. There will also be The Journey of a Stem Cell created by the VISTA Center and a VISTA Center mask lanyard. No additional supplies are required.
Instructor Information: Professor Nick Bustamante is a Professor of Studio Art and Director of the VISTA Center at Louisiana Tech University. He earned his BA in Studio Art from Humboldt State University and his MFA in Painting from California State University Long Beach. He is a nationally recognized painter and muralist. To learn more about Professor Bustamante and see some of his work visit his website. Dr. Jamie Newman is an Associate Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the VISTA Center at Louisiana Tech University. She earned her BA in Biology from Amherst College and her PhD in Biology from MIT. She runs an active research lab where students are able to study the biology of stem cells. To learn more about Dr. Newman visit her website.