Special Topics in Core

Patrick Schuchard, and Tamra Raven


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!