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Claire Taylor holds a Master of Science in Environmental Humanities and a Bachelor of Fine Art with a printmaking emphasis from the University of Utah. She previously worked as the Studio Manager, Instructor and Lead Printer at the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press at the University of Utah, where she taught letterpress and bookbinding workshops and classes. She currently works at Continuing Education & Community Engagement where she has led creativity workshops to children and adults. She will be an artist-in-residence at UMOCA Spring, 2018. She is currently an Alternate for a Fulbright award for graduate students in the creative arts in New Zea- land. The media Claire works with includes watercolor, gouache, graphite and colored pencil, relief printmaking on the letterpress, and bookbinding. Claire also incorporates her creative nonfiction with her artwork. Examples of Claire’s work can be seen at owlandcoyote.com.
Inspired by her encounters with wildlife, Claire’s work explores ecology, ani- mal communication, and breaking down the cultural human/animal binary. She incorporates these and other subjects in her workshops. For example, within children’s workshops one can learn drawing or painting techniques, paper folding techniques, life science subjects such as metamorphosis and life cycles, and create a completed illustrated book. Claire also incorporates creative story making, mapping of one’s own place and community, seeing nature everywhere, and