In which 4-6 year olds improve my photos

Art teacher Hannah printed out a few of my beetle photos to use as models for some very young students, and the results are charming!

4 thoughts on “In which 4-6 year olds improve my photos”

  1. Love it! I do environmental education for a living, and I’ll have to remember this idea for next time I need to put together a program for young kids.

  2. Much, much more than charming. Shows how visual we are as a species. Language comes second, science third and all, from pictorial to taxonomy, are a way of attempting to describe what we see and after seeing, feel about the world around us.

  3. Thanks for posting this Alex! I’m getting loads of views today (my busiest day ever!), many via your blog! It’s great to get a different audience for what I do, and I’m looking forward to more comments from the scientific point of view.

    I think art and science really can compliment each other. John Ruskin, the 19th century artist, teacher and writer, once said “I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love nature, than teach the looking at nature that they may learn to draw.” I also think that drawing encourages close observation and understanding of nature – as proven by the work of my young artists!

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