Notes from past meetings!

Spring meeting times are yet to be announced. These will be online, so check your email the week before the meeting for the Zoom link!

MEeting 4 S21 - teaching topic workshop

Date - April 8th, 7:30-8:30pm

(Meeting ID: 973 9854 8335, Pass: AIM)

Meeting Notes

As everyone broke out into breakout rooms, the eboard met with each group individually about their projects to discuss how they were doing with it, any questions they had, and to check accuracy, simplicity, and novelty.

If any group has questions about their project and was or wasn't able to attend, please send us an email!

MEeting 3 S21 - Q&A and advice!

Date - March 25th, 7:30-8:30pm

(Meeting ID: 973 9854 8335, Pass: AIM)

Meeting Notes

During this meeting, the eboard help a Q&A session discussing topics about the club, pre-med, and advice about Stony Brook classes.

MEeting 2 S21 - Guest speaker: Doodles in the membrane!

Date - March 11th, 7:30-8:30pm

(Meeting ID: 973 9854 8335, Pass: AIM)

Meeting Notes

Jorge, currently a biochemistry graduate student at UIUC, shared his story and personal experience regarding the usage of visual interpretation of biochemical concepts. What started as a study tool evolved into a widely followed platform that offers information simplified into sketches, drawings, schemes, and summaries that include interactive forms of art. All those tools and elements are combined in order to obtain a “AHA” reaction in the destinatary, which, most of the time, is a student in search of clarifications of complex topics.

Through his well-followed platform, he is able to provide students with science resources, free digital animations, and study guides.

You can find the artist:


MEeting 1 S21 - Introduction

Date - Feb 25th, 7:30-8:30pm

(Meeting ID: 973 2628 9019, Pass: AIM)

Meeting Notes


Plabon Paul: President

Hannah Comillas: Vice President

Sayha Oztas: Secretary

Iris Rrokaj: Treasurer

Kadir Ozler: Founder

Club description:

1. Use art to bring the microscope to the macroscopic

2. Make medical knowledge more easily understandable to
general audiences 3. Address medical controversies and give
the scientific evidence available

Potential board positions:

(*Small interview required)

Social Media Director: Instagram graphics and updates PR with other clubs, discover potential guest speakers

Art Dept. Liaison: PR for art department. Connect us to art students, faculty and help with creative processes

Class Representatives: FSJS “shadow” the eboard and advertise

Website manager: update information (meeting notes, front page, etc.) Fact Checker: project info accuracy project brainstorming connect us to STEM students

Major focuses of this club:

•Being creative with your art and not just making it just a simple scientific diagram. (However, if this is your style, it can still work out)

•Explaining science for general audiences

Artistic opportunities:

Traditional artists- Can create line work or solo work on a painting/drawing and finalize using paint, colored pencils, pastels, etc. Can be scanned and submitted to other group members who have access to digital paintings. (3D printed art, crochet, paint, sculptures, anything!)

Digital artists- May be assigned to multiple projects if they have the time. Autodesk sketchbook and Firealpaca are free digital painting resources.

Opportunities for Non-Artists:

1. Work with the artists to plan out the work of art

2. Do research to find peer-review research articles pertaining to the project topic as further reading for any audience member

3. Find articles on trusted websites to give another perspective on the topic or also provide further reading

Group Structure:

•1-2 Traditional artists

•1-2 Digital artists

•1-2 General members (who don’t wish to participates in the art directly)

Artistic Freedom:

-How each group creates and draws their work is up to them as is the format of how they explain their drawings to the general audience

-We want to refrain from inappropriate depictions unless it is related to the topic at hand

Achievements & Goals:

*All made possible by you!*

-Article in the Statesman

-Central Reading Room Art Exhibit

-Healthcare Workers and Veterans- Giving thanks event (Collab with the art club)

What We Are Aiming For:

-Showcase room once COVID settles

-More independent art


Project checklist: how the projects will go about and what is needed for the projects (will be emailed to everyone soon


Q. Is the Adobe pack free through the school?

A. Yes, as long as you request it.

Q. Do we make up the topics we want to work on?

A. No, we have a list of selected topics and we will send out a google form where you can choose all the topics you are interested in working on.

MEeting 6 F20 - draw-along card making for Healthcare worker and veterans (ft. sbu art club!)


Date - Nov 16th, 8:00pm-9:00pm

(Meeting ID: 955 2344 6674, Pass: 389087)

Meeting Notes

We used this time to showcase some ideas on a mood board and have members express their creativity in the form of cards to healthcare workers and veterans!

These cards will be sent within the next week to everyone to show our appreciation.

MEeting 5 F20 - artwork showcase!

Date - Nov 4th, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Join with this link! (Meeting ID: 972 8389 9169, Pass: AIM)

Meeting Notes

(Image presented to the left is from Sarah J. Lee and John Choo's Muscle Contraction project)

In this second-to-last meeting, we showcased many of our members' new projects that they completed and went over how awesome they were!

By the end of the semester, we will be posting these finished projects both on our website and on our social media, so stay tuned for both!

MEeting 4 F20 - Chill pre-med q&a with our eboard

Date - Oct 21st, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Join with this link! (Meeting ID: 972 8389 9169, Pass: AIM)

Meeting Notes

In this meeting, we went over some aspects of the pre-med process including questions MCAT, application, letters of recommendation, etc. with our members who are on this path.

Because it was a small group, the Q&A was more personal and members were able to ask a lot of questions regarding their own situations.

MEeting 3 F20 - Project reviews with members (breakout room sessions)

Date - Oct 7th, 7:30pm-8:30pm

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Meeting Notes

We utilized this meeting time to meet with the members of each project to offer some advice and opinions to make sure everyone was on track and the projects had a good balanced between being complex and comprehendible for general audiences. We placed each group into a break out room and one board member met with each group to discuss the progress of the project.

The one thing we want everyone to keep in mind while doing their project is our goal. We want to create a project that is not too difficult for people with little to no science background to understand but also not basic and general. We want it to be understandable and informative enough so the audience is able to take something away from it.

MEeting 2 F20 - Art that can found in medicine (ft. speaker Prof. Lloyd)

Date - Sep 23rd, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Join with this link! (Meeting ID: 972 8389 9169, Pass: AIM)

About ARH107

The course, taught by Prof. Lloyd, is not reduced to a mere appreciation of Art. The scope of art, according to the Instructor is "critically challenging medical practice and tradition." Art and Medicine are analyzed in this course through different work frames from the past to recent days. Some examples include:

  • Leonardo Da Vinci's medically related research and artwork.

  • The representation of medical figures in ancient art compared to the today's average doctor.

  • The usage of art in political campaigns relating to social medical issues.

  • The linkage between race and medical care.

  • How COVID19 has been has been represented throughout popular visual media.

  • Representations of epidemics and pandemics in art throughout the years and their religious dimension.

  • Xenophobic representation of disease.

  • Art for active change: different ways to engage people into critical thinking.

  • Social media art work and COVID19.

Art Analysis: Important elements

  • Symmetry, asymmetry.

  • How much space is occupied by the subject.

  • Diagonal, vertical axes.

  • Line, texture.

  • Color.

Into Practice: Our Analysis of the Image on the Right (Below)

"The negative space helps the viewer focus on the patient specifically." -Aisha

"It is almost as the background is eroding and decaying into the same concave shape as the man." -Sarah

"It seems that you are sitting next to a loved one and you are watching them take their last breath." -Parisa

MEeting 1 F20 - Introduction

Date - Sep 9th, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Join with this link! (Meeting ID: 972 8389 9169, Pass: AIM)

View our project sign-up form! - CLOSED

Our Purpose: We want the general population to be able to learn about their own health and bodies without the fear of the complexity of the science that makes those up. Art was chosen to depict these processes because so many of us are visual learners, thus we want to spread this scientific inquiry into all individuals.

Project Timeline

  • 1. Groups will submit a very simple layout of what they would like to showcase in their drawing

  • along with some descriptions.

  • 2. Each Group can submit their mock-ups by attaching the images via email. (This can be a simple drawing and have a few notes along with it. This is just a rough draft)

  • 3. Executive board can meet with your group to go over it.

  • 4. The group can work on adding detail, color, etc. to create the final work.

  • 5. Deadlines or suggested finish dates can be given based on the complexity of the project.(If your project is more complex you will have more time.)

  • 6. Final work can be posted by board members to our social media (instagram, website) and credit will be given to all who participated (we are thinking of collaborating with another club and having a showcase for our completed projects)

Group structure:

  • In each group there will be

  • - 1 to 2 traditional artists

  • - 1 to 2 digital artists

  • - 1 to 2 general members (Non-artists)

Traditional artists can create:

  • 3D printed art

  • Crochet

  • Paint

  • Sculptures

  • Anything at all! Talk to the Executive board for approval.

Opportunities for Non-artists

  • If you are not an artist, there are still a lot of ways you can contribute! You can work with the traditional/digital artists to plan out the project.

  • You can do the research behind the project by using articles, websites, videos, and/or peer-reviewed articles

  • You can use the above stated trusted sources to give another perspective on the topic or also provide further reading

Role of traditional artists:

  • To create line work or work solo on a whole painting/drawing and finalize using paint, colored pencils, pastels, etc. It can be scanned and submitted to other group members who have access to digital painting tools

Role of digital artists:

  • May be assigned to multiple projects (if they have the time). Autodesk sketchbook and FireAlpaca are free digital painting resources

Our team and how to contact us!

  • Our email:

  • (Founder) Kadir’s email:

  • (President) Plabon’s email:

  • (Vice President) Hannah’s email:

  • (Secretary) Sayha’s email:

  • (Treasurer) Iris Rrokaj:

  • (Public relations officer) Casey Chung: