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Tanglewood Hollow

Digital Exploring Naturalists: Maria Sibylla Merian


Join us in learning more about the well-known naturalist and artist, Maria Sibylla Merian with this collaborative project. This collaborative project includes 32 pages of lesson plans from Painted Paper Art and Tanglewood Hollow.  

This guide provides children with an introduction to Maria Sibylla Merian's life and interests. Allow your little one to cultivate further awareness as they study small creatures just as she did. Learn about metamorphosis, shading, and watercoloring as you recreate Meriakn's beautiful scientific swallowtail butterfly artwork.

From Painted Paper Art:
- artist biography
- Step by Step full-color photo tutorials from the lesson
- background information
- supplies needed for project
- gallery
- 11" x 17" poster

From Tanglewood Hollow:
- literature recommendations 
- naturalist biography
- paper doll and accessories
- naturalist concertina
- butterfly 3-part cards
- printable Art

About Laura:  "Hi, I’m Laura Lohmann and I have been teaching Art for 20 years in Ohio. I love teaching students fun and exciting projects and hope that you will find my projects enjoyable for your students. I enjoy seeing my students start with a blank canvas and explore using art materials to create beautiful masterpieces."

About Allyson: "Hello! I'm Allyson Speake, an educator, artist, and naturalist that has been working with children for the past 15 years.  I love to bring together the three things I love most to spark interest for children; art, nature, and education!  My hope is that the things I create will nurture a child's natural curiosity and wonder!"

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** Please note: this is a digital product. No physical items will be shipped.

 All rights reserved by authors. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.


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