Bart Rulon, one of the instructors of the University of Washington Certificate in Natural Science Illustration, shares highlights of the program. Visit UW Professional & Continuing Education to learn more:
Based at Ducks at Kilspindie, Main Street, Aberlady, EH32 0RE
This is an opportunity for enthusiasts with experience of field sketching to gather for a week of drawing and painting among the many seabird sites in the area: Bass Rock, Fidra, Dunbar, St Abbs Head, Tyninghame, Aberlady Bay. Artists can opt to do their own thing or join others on visits to seabird sites. JB, GP. JT and DW will be on hand if anyone would like help or guidance with drawing or painting in the field, and we hope to offer optional evening activities. If the weather is really bad during the day we will have informal tutorials at the Hotel. In the evenings, we will get together at the Hotel to compare notes and display work and learn from each other, and to enjoy an evening meal together.
The cost, including evening meals and packed lunches will be £300.
“The RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration is one of our flagship botanical illustration courses. This independent, RBGE certified course hones the many skills you need to capture plants in pencil, pen and paint. It runs over two years part-time. The main focus is on observational drawing, pen-and-ink work and painting skills, but by the end of the course, students should develop expertise in a wide range of botanical illustration techniques.”
Improve your art skills and learn to draw or paint plants from observation.
Traditional Botanical Painting and Drawing
This 21 week course is primarily aimed at both beginners and those wishing to improve existing skills and provides a sound foundation for drawing and painting botanical plants from observation.
Jenny Brooks is a professional art teacher who specialises in botanical painting and drawing. She trained at Bath Academy of Art and has taught professionally for over twenty years. She has taught in adult education since 1990.
The use of line, texture, tone and light on form are the key learning elements in the drawing sessions; the use of watercolour, mixing colours and painting from observation will then follow.
Materials are not provided but advice is available to new students.
The master of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings of plants and anatomy haunt our imaginations to this day. Do you want to learn to draw in that detailed and incredible way? This class will explore drawing techniques used historically to render a variety of subjects. We will utilize magnifying glasses to better understand and view complex natural structures. We will build skills in drawing from life including proportional measurement. By using ink and pencil to build detailed patterns and textures found in nature, you will learn skill sets that can be applied to many other artistic disciplines. Come take an artistic journey that will leave you with a new way of looking at this complex and beautiful world we live in.
The Connecticut State Museum is partnering with the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Connecticut to bring scientific illustrator, Virge Kask, to the event.
The workshop will offer insight into scientific illustration. Participants will look closely at a variety of animals from the museum’s collection and Kask will demonstrate the best ways to capture the creatures in art.
Participants will receive a folder with information about scientific illustration and supplies for making your own illustrations in the classroom.
The program fee is $20 for non-members and $15 for museum members. Advance registration is required.
This program is for adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
– August 6-10, 2012; 9 AM – 4 PM. Instructor Rossi Donesky has created a series of classes introducing children (ages 15-18) to scientific illustration. In her courses, students will take an in-depth look at the field and learn how to draw and paint their own illustrations. They will also investigate the work of Leonardo da Vinci, Canaletto, Albrecht Durer, George Stubbs, John James Audubon and others. This course is part of Intensives Session II. Register for both Intensive Sessions I and II and receive $100 off your total tuition.
Cost: $695, includes materials.
This course is offered through the Art + Design program, a program offering studio experiences for students ages 15 to 18.
View course details, including information about scholarships and housing, here.
Explore science illustration as it relates to marine subjects and their environment, using watercolor, and mixed-media techniques. Current illustration styles and conventions will be covered including techniques making marine science accessible to everyone. No prior art or science experience necessary.
Explore in-depth various marine life species to create highly detailed illustrations. A scientific illustration exhibits accuracy, is an idealized image to ensure easy identification across specimens, and has the inclusion of any distinct characteristics or various stages of the animal such as color variations or variations among males, females and juveniles within a species.Pencil will be used to capture as much detail as possible, then watercolor will be explored to add depth and realism. Sketchbook, camera,and additional materials will be required.