Make Your Own Art!
Join Airlie Gardens educators on a deep dive into Maria Sibylla Merian’s scientific illustrations and her discoveries of butterfly metamorphosis! Afterwards, go through step-by-step instructions on how to create a biological illustration of your own. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants are required to follow all COVID-19 guidelines, socially distance and wear face coverings. This program will be conducted outdoors and is suitable for children and adults, ages 8 and up. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Fee is $10 per canvas (no more than 2 participants per canvas). Learn more and register at AirlieGardens.org. *This program is not included in Airlie Gardens Membership.
Careful observations by naturalists contribute so much to our understanding of the natural world. Those observations are most classically documented through imagery and art. Examples of these can be seen from Charles Darwin to John James Audubon, but one of the greatest illustrators for the study of insects is Maria Sibylla Merian.