Patterns in Nature: From Science to Art

Artist: Karen Fuchs

Type: Workshops / Residencies

Program Availability: In-Person, Virtual

  • Patterns in Nature
  • Patterns in Nature
  • Patterns in Nature


This workshop (or series of) will focus on the beauty, design and function of patterns, forms and structures found in the natural world. Topics including branching, the spiral/Fibonacci, star/radial, retiform/mesh, hyperbolic geometry, symmetry, etc. will be explored. Students will observe and draw from natural specimens and images, define and study, then create 2D and 3D art projects based on these concepts. Projects and techniques include wire tree sculptures, printmaking using botanical specimens, Fibonacci sequential drawing and collage, clay forms, sun prints/cyanotypes, land art and documentation. Connections between art, design, science, math and engineering as well as between the nature made and human constructs will be discussed as well.

Program options:

In-person • Virtual (Live Streaming)

Please fill out this inquiry form or call 866-500-9265 for more information. (Virtual programs are not charged a travel fee.)

Price & Info


Workshop Cost per Day: $565

Workshop Materials Fee: $3.00 per student

Additional Fees: In-Person Program Travel Fee - $95 per day; Virtual Program Technology Fee - $45; (On-Demand programs are not charged travel or tech fees)


Audience Limit: 25

Program Length: 45 min. per workshop, 3 workshops per day maximum

Workshop Minimum # of Days: 1 to 3

Appropriate For Grade(s): 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th



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Earth Week/Science Month

National Arts & Humanities Month

National Arts in Education Week

Youth Arts Month

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