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Drawing Worlds (In-person Session)

Target Audience: 3rd - 8th Grade Teachers

Presenters: Brian Smith, Teacher, Jefferson Middle School and Michael Camponovo, Dept. of Geography, University of TN-Knoxville

Art and geography have long been intertwined. In Babylonian times, people marked clay tablets that appeared to be both art and cartography. Cartography took a giant leap forward during the Renaissance and Scientific Revolution. Renaissance maps are known for their artwork as well as representing the Earth’s landforms more accurately than their medieval counterparts. Maps were hung on the walls of merchants and power brokers to signal knowledge, influence, and the literal ownership of land during the Age of Exploration. Join us in learning artistic techniques you can share with your student to create their own hand drawn maps.

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The 2024 workshop has closed. We hope to see you in 2025!

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