Join us for an 8-week introduction to the fascinating world of natural history illustration, combining slide presentations of historical examples with hands-on studio assignments. We will examine the lives and motives of some of the great explorers and discoverers that gathered and illustrated specimens from around the globe. Each week we will immerse ourselves in a different field of study (botany, zoology, ornithology, entomology, and more) and examine the most beautiful or peculiar illustrations from Ancient Greece to 19th century America. Demonstrations on drawing from observation and working in various media to imitate the look of traditional printing techniques will be provided to assist students as they work independently on their specimen illustrations.
Level: Intermediate – Students should have previous drawing experience and be comfortable with their representational drawing skills.
Registration extended until March 18, 2022. With your registration confirmation you’ll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any initial handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page “how-to” on using the Zoom video app.
All sample illustrations by Kate Samworth
Please Note: The online session will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic’s private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded.