Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘natural science illustration’ Category

Click to visit ObservationalDrawing.com


Erica Beade
Scientific Illustrator

Erica Beade is an illustrator specializing in science, health and nature subjects and has taught observational drawing for many years, with a particular focus on the natural world. She offers independent workshops and also more formal classes through the Harvard Museum of Natural History (and occasionally other venues). She also offers private classes and workshops for individuals and groups. Information about upcoming classes is posted on her teaching website, Observational Drawing.

View portfolios of Erica’s work at www.mbcgraphics.com, Science-Art.com, and www.cafepress.com/mbcgraphics.

During the summer, Erica teaches outdoor sketching workshops in Cambridge – usually at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. A schedule of upcoming classes follows. News and other announcements can be viewed on her website. Please email Erica for more information or to join her email mailing list.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sketching Trees: Thursday, June 1
  • Sketching Plants & Flowers in Pencil: Tuesday, June 6
  • Sketching Plants & Flowers in Colored Pencil: Thursday, June 8
  • Capturing Natural Textures with Pencil: Saturday, June 17
  • Landscape Sketching: Wednesday, June 21

View Details/Register

This information has also been posted to Classes Near You > Massachusetts.

Read Full Post »

By Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents
Exquisite Patterns in Nature from March 19 – June 30, 2017. This exhibition includes selections of artwork and books from the Hunt Institute’s permanent collections that are representative of, or inspired by, the fascinating configurations in the architecture of all organisms.

The patterns on display include simple symmetries and more complex tessellations and fractals; growth rings, whorls and logarithmic spirals; explorations of larger patterns observed through groupings of like plants and plant parts; the visual study of plants in complex decorative arrangements and examples of these patterns in practice.

    Opening reception
    Join us Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2-4 p.m. for the reception. At 2:30 p.m. the curators will give a short introduction to the exhibition in the gallery.

    Open House 2017
    Our annual Open House on Sunday, June 25 (1:45-4:30 p.m.) will include a talk (2:00-3:00 p.m.) and an exhibition tour (3:15-4:00 p.m.). Librarian Charlotte Tancin will present A celebration of plants, enjoying endless variety of form and kind, a talk and display from the Institute’s rare book collection. Striking historical illustrations of selected kinds of plants or aspects of their forms will be on display. She will talk briefly about each image, discussing what can be seen in the image and how the published image would have supported the work of botanists at the time, such as in floristic studies, reports of explorations, monographs on a family or genus, documenting new introductions or celebrating exotic garden plants. This event is free and open to the public.

[Insect- and wind-borne pollen of Dicotyledoneae and Monocotyledoneae], watercolor on paper by Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden (1907–2007), ca.1990, 25 × 17.5 cm, for her The Clover and the Bee: A Book of Pollination (New York, Thomas Crowell, 1990, p. 12), HI Art accession no. 7408.39, Rights, except gift industry, held by Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.

[Insect- and wind-borne pollen of Dicotyledoneae and Monocotyledoneae], watercolor on paper by Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden (1907–2007), ca.1990, 25 × 17.5 cm, for her The Clover and the Bee: A Book of Pollination (New York, Thomas Crowell, 1990, p. 12), HI Art accession no. 7408.39, Rights, except gift industry, held by Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.


About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

Read Full Post »


Gretchen Kai Halpert

www.gretchenhalpert.com
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 www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com and check out her latest blog post about the recent Guild of Natural Science Illustrators conference in Santa Cruz, CA.


    Scientific Illustration, Session I, Graphite

    September 14-November 16, 2016
    7:00-9:00 EST or email. A 1:00 pm EST will be added if enough interest.
    On-Line
    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. Live video conferencing, email, weekly critiques and assignments, recorded tutorials.

    Go to www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com to view application on home page.


    Scientific Illustration, Session III, Color

    September 12-November 14, 2016
    7:00-9:00 EST or email
    On-Line
    Session III includes watercolor, colored pencil, digital options, advanced composition and projects, professional practices and preparation for internships/independent studies. Live video conferencing, email, weekly critiques and assignments, recorded tutorials. Prerequisites: having completed Sessions I and II, or permission from instructor.

    Go to www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com to view application on home page.

This information can also be found at Classes Near You > New York.

Read Full Post »

Kelp Holdfast, watercolor, 11” x 10”; © Sharon Birzer, All rights reserved

Kelp Holdfast, watercolor, 11” x 10”; © Sharon Birzer, All rights reserved

Sharon Birzer
www.sharonbirzer.com
Scientific illustrator Sharon Birzer teaches art at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle Pacific Art Center Arts Corps, Evergreen State College, and Frye Art Museum. View a portfolio of her scientific, botanical and interpretive work on her website.

    The Nature of Drawing
    Frye Art Museum, Seattle
    Tuesday, August 9 – Friday, August 12, 2016
    10 am – 4 pm

    Students explore personal creative expression through biological illustration. Gain confidence in observing form while working with biological subjects to document and interpret what you see. The practice of illustration is complemented by critique sessions allowing students to discuss and respond to each others work. Graphite, watercolor and pen and ink will be covered. Click link below to view more information, including a link to the supply list for this class.

    Cost: $220 member, $280 non-member

    View Details/Register

This information has also been posted to Classes Near You > Washington.

Read Full Post »

The next class in the scientific illustration program by scientific illustrator and teacher Gretchen Kai Halpert begins on April 12. Read below for more information and to register.


Gretchen Kai Halpert

www.gretchenhalpert.com
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 www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com.

Here is what’s coming up next!

    Scientific Illustration, Session II (Pen and Ink)
    April 12 – June 14, 2016

    In this class, you become adept with crow quill and ink on both paper and scratchboard; work on composition, technical accuracy, how to conduct research, and producing portfolio pieces. Weekly assignments; video conferencing; tutorials; individual critiques on every assignment; interaction with classmates.

    Go to www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com to view application on home page or email Gretchen Halpert.

This information can also be found at Classes Near You > New York.

Read Full Post »

Gretchen Kai Halpert
www.gretchenhalpert.com
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

    January 26-March 29, 2016
    7:00-9:00 EST or email
    On-Line
    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.
    Go to www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com to view application on home page.


    Scientific Illustration, Session II, Pen and Ink

    January 18-March 28, 2015 (no class Feb 16)
    Session II focuses on composition, technical accuracy, how to conduct research, and producing portfolio pieces. In this class, we become adept with crow quill and ink on paper and scratchboard.

    Go to www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com to view application on home page.



This information has been added to Classes Near You > Online Classes.

Read Full Post »

Adkins Arboretum brings attention to the art of nature in their ongoing series celebrating regional artists and their exploration of natural themes.

The Arboretum is currently hosting an exhibition of work by Rebecca Clark whose work in Finite and Alive: New Drawings focuses on the wildlife of Chesapeake Bay.

The Arboretum explains that Clark’s drawings of oysters, animals and birds are drawn absent of any background. Their isolation on white paper emphasizes the rich textures and forms of their shells, fur or feathers and the pure sense of aliveness of each one. It also isolates them from the rest of nature. They go on to explain that by “surrounding these creatures with empty space, Clark creates an underlying tension. The creatures she depicts are imperiled, cut off from the environments that created and sustained them. In doing this, she intimates not only the effects of pollution, habitat loss and climate change on individual species but, even more significantly, the loss of human consciousness of our intimate connections with the delicate balance of life on earth.”

An artist all her life, Clark credits Leslie Exton of the botanical illustration program at Corcoran College of Art with helping her learn to draw. She says that Exton “taught us very particular techniques and it opened up a whole new world for me.”

Meet Rebecca Clark this weekend at the artist reception on Saturday,
August 15 from 3-5 pm.


New at “Exhibitions to Visit”

Clark’s exhibition is only one of four exhibitions to be held at Adkins Arboretum. The following events have been posted to the Exhibitions to Visit page:

    NEW
    Finite and Alive: New Drawings
    Rebecca Clark
    Visitor’s Center Gallery
    Adkins Arboretum
    Ridgely, MD
    August 4 – October 2, 2015

    NEW
    Unnatural Nature
    Outdoor sculpture by Howard and Mary McCoy
    Visitor’s Center Gallery
    Adkins Arboretum
    Ridgely, MD
    June 1 – September 30, 2015

    NEW
    Leaf Impressions
    Dominie Nash
    Visitor’s Center Gallery
    Adkins Arboretum
    Ridgely, MD
    October 6 – November 27, 2015
    Reception October 24, 3-5 p.m.

    NEW
    The Art of Nature
    Adkins Arboretum Botanical Art Students
    Visitor’s Center Gallery
    Adkins Arboretum
    Ridgely, MD
    December 1, 2015 – January 29, 2016
    Reception December 5, 3-5 p.m.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: