Goal: Create a watercolor representation of a specialized cell to feature the beauty and complexity of cell structure and function.

Description: In this collaborative Biology and Art project, students created a piece of art to highlight the complexity and beauty of cells as the basic unit of structure and function in living things.  Students selected a specialized cell, such as a neuron or bone cancer cell, and created their art based upon digital images as inspiration.  They utilized a watercolor pencil technique as instructed by our art teacher, Debbie Kelly, and researched information about their cell with the guidance of their Biology teachers.

Subject: Biology & Art

Grade Level: 9th-10th


Mastery Assessment

  • Watercolor pencil artwork with informational chart of specialized cell


At the conclusion of the Comic Con, our student panel presents their comic book creation process and answers questions from the crowd.