Special Topics in Core
Patrick Schuchard, and Tamra
Join plant scientist and
ecological restorationist Tamra Raven and artist Patrick Schuchard
in the natural beauty of AGLAND, a 600 actre farm/eco-restoration
area, and Deer Leap Lodge, a turn-of-the-century log lodge on
the sandstone bluffs high above the Bourbeuse River Valley.
These possible subjects and
many more form the content of this course: field work, rudimentary
surveying, mapping, trail marking, video, photography, drawing,
building, species identification, studio design, site-specific
sculpture, ecological restoration, farming operations, and a
possible web-site for the class' work. We will also have articles
and bi-weekly discussions on wide-ranging subjects including
creativity in nature, the information age, education, building
on site in context, and the presence of place and sacred space.
Class will meet for 8 Saturdays
from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., including travel time. Travel from
Washington University is 60-90 minutes. An automobile is not
required. Rides and carpool arrangements will be made at the
first class meeting.
See the results of the students' work on the web!