Gretchen Kai Halpert
Gretchen Kai Halpert is the founder and instructor of a new online program in scientific illustration. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Gretchen has many years of experience working as a scientific illustrator and teaching programs about natural science illustration.
Learn more about the distance learning program in scientific illustration at http://www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com.
Scientific Illustration, Session I, Graphite
September 21-November 23, 2015
Mondays 7:00 pm EDT (or email)
Session I includes basic drawing skills that are the background to any and all illustration. We cover lighting, scientific conventions, proportion, perspective and value, working from life and from a variety of natural history objects. Students work in graphite, and are introduced to crow quill with ink. This class is appropriate for both beginners and intermediate students. Advanced students should talk with Gretchen before enrolling.
Scientific Illustration, Session II, Pen and Ink
September 16-November 18, 2015
Wednesdays 7:00 pm EDT (or email)
Session II Focuses on composition, technical accuracy, how to conduct research, and producing portfolio pieces. In this class, students become adept with crow quill and ink on paper and scratchboard.