- Amy Schleser
- San Francisco, CA
Amy Schleser is a multimedia artist and science writer. Her specialties include nature drawing, watercolor, science storytelling, animation and video.
She has received both tiny and national writing awards for science storytelling and visual communication, and recently produced her first viral science video.
Amy Schleser has worked as an exhibition developer at Chicago's Field Museum, as a K-12 art teacher, and currently creates visuals for Mystery Science, a K-5 science curriculum. She holds a degree from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago--a BFA with an emphasis in Art Education (BFAAE).
Amy is currently based in San Francisco, though spent her earlier life in and around Chicago. She's passionate about education, science, nature, and art. Just about every weekend, Amy paints and sketches outdoors or in museums in the San Francisco Bay area. She also collects and preserves specimens from the Bay's extremely diverse ocean and forest landscapes.
Amy is an ex-Creationist turned science educator, who fell in love with science in college. Much of her personal work is about her experience with false facts and sorting out the truth. Her parents kept every homeschooling Creationist textbook she used as a child, and these collections let Amy go back in time and reexamine how she was taught. Amy enjoys giving talks and Q&A sessions about the process of leaving Creationism, and how that has uniquely shaped her as a science educator and artist today.