Education | Published Program with Bay View High School

Thank you to the Ms. Koehn and her biology students from Bay View High School for joining us for a Published program this spring! Students combined their research of cell structures with the study of plant forms in JoAnna Poehlmann: Now and Then. The program culminated in the creation of an edition of two artist books using a relief printing process.

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JoAnna Poehlmann: Now and Then served as a contextual resource for students to explore ideas of collecting, environmental responsibility, and biological processes in nature.

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Students studied the details in plant life using JoAnna’s work as a visual guide, considering internal and external patterns.

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The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory served as a research site where students made observational drawings of an array of plant forms.

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Students met with artist-in-residence Nina Ghanbarzadeh to learn about her creative process.

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Art educator Ellie Nicholson helped to develop the curriculum. Here she offers inking expertise while a student rolls up his foam relief block.

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Students combined cell forms with contour drawings, blending formal elements and considering the relationship between internal and external structures.

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One of the students’ books will be held in RedLine’s permanent collection, and another will remain in Ms. Koehn’s classroom library. Stop by during our open hours to view these fantastic prints!