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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 nonmember
Botany and Bones
Sue is a natural science illustrator whose work has appeared in exhibits in the U.S. and overseas. Her illustrations have appeared in books and journals, and she has conducted scientific illustration classes specifically for biology students.
Cornish College of the Arts
Established in 1914 in Seattle, Cornish College of the Arts offers classes in art, dance, design, music, performance production, and theater. Its mission is to “provide students aspiring to become practicing artists with an educational program of the highest quality”.
The Friends of the Conservatory Volunteer Park, Seattle
The Friends of the Conservatory, with the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, run this historic conservatory and host classes and events for the public. Visit their website for current course information.
Quinn is an artist, a musician, and a graduate of the Natural Science Illustration Program at the University of Washington. His specialties include wild cats, raptors, wild edible plants, and medicinal plants. His chosen media are graphite, watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, and photography. He teaches workshops in botanical illustration in Washington, Oregon and Colorado.
Kathleen McKeehen, Scientific Illustrator
Kathleen is a teacher and freelance illustrator. Her work has appeared in Organic Gardening Magazine and The Herb Companion. View Kathleen’s artwork in the ASBA Members’ Gallery or at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’
Science-Art.com. Kathleen welcomes both beginners and advanced students to her classes.
Drawing Essentials: Inspired by Nature
This 7-session course is available through Craftsy.
When does it begin? Whenever you are ready!
North Cascades Basecamp, Mazama
A bed-and-breakfast style lodge surrounded by acres of protected cedar forest, the North Cascades Basecamp serves as a homebase for outdoor adventures such as hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing and a host of other activities offered through the camp’s Ecology Center. Biologists Kim and Steve Bondi purchased the recreation center in 2010 and created the Ecology Center to offer learning opportunities for guests. Visit the website to view the entire course schedule.
Vorobik Botanical Art
Linda Ann Vorobik, Ph.D. is a botanical illustrator and botanist who teaches at the Jepson Herbarium at UC Berkeley, conducts field research in the Siskiyou Mountains in Oregon and teaches botanical illustration in California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. Visit Linda’s website to view her current teaching schedule, online gallery, blog, and to sign-up for her newsletter.