Botanical Illustration Workshop, 14 March 2024: The Biodiversity Museum hosted both an art class and a visitor to the SDSU Art Department, Brazilian artist Sergio Allevato.

Students from SDSU art class and plant systematics class drawing plants.

Sergio led the “Botanical Illustration Workshop,” in which art and Biology students (of Dr. Flores-Rentería‘s Plant Systematics class) interacted in drawing plant subjects.

Left: Brazilian artist Sergio Allevato, drawing. Right: Art and Plant Systematics classes interacting in drawing plants.

Following this workshop, the students were given a tour of the SDSU Herbarium. It was quite interesting to have art and science students synergistically working together, each gaining insights from the other.

Specimens from SDSU Herbarium, on display for art event.