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Eagle Hill Institute
www.eaglehill.us
The Humboldt Field Research Institute offers professional-level natural history science seminars and learning opportunities addressing all aspects of natural history. The Institute publishes three journals about natural history and the environment — the Northeastern Naturalist, the Southeastern Naturalist, and the Journal of the North Atlantic.


    Drawing and Painting Birds in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

    May 28 – June 3, 2017

    Scientific illustrator Dorie Petrochko will lead a one-week class dedicated to drawing and painting birds. Students will study avian anatomy using taxidermy mounts and skins. They will also learn how to sketch birds in the field and through live video cams. For more information, download the color flier.


    Nature Journaling: Pen and Ink and Color Pencil Techniques

    July 9-15, 2017

    Sketch the beautiful Maine coast during this one-week summer session taught by illustrator Dolores R. Santoliquido. Students will learn how to capture the personality and details of their surroundings using both words and sketches. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience. Students will work in the field and in the classroom. For more information, download the color flier.

    For information about costs and lodging, click here.

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Eagle Hill Institute

www.eaglehill.us
The Humboldt Field Research Institute offers professional-level natural history science seminars and learning opportunities addressing all aspects of natural history. The Institute publishes three journals about natural history and the environment — the Northeastern Naturalist, the Southeastern Naturalist, and the Journal of the North Atlantic.

    Seashore Subjects in Pen & Ink and Color Pencil
    Dolores Santoliquido
    Steuben, Maine USA
    June 26 – July 2, 2016
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    Utilizing subjects found along the seashore, in a bog, and in the woodland areas, participants will realistically render subject matter in pen & ink and color pencil using a variety of techniques and support surfaces. Instruction will stress technique, accuracy, and creating well-balanced compositions. Field trips and hands-on demonstrations are an integral part of this workshop experience. Bring your pens, bottle of ink, brushes, and color pencils and prepare to have fun while learning to create beautiful images from this versatile media. This course is appropriate for beginning through advanced participants. The small class size allows individualized attention.

    Format: Lecture, Demonstration, Field trips, Hands-on, Compositions, Critique
    Venue: Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben, Maine
    Contact: Marilyn Mayer by email or 207-546-2821 ext.1.
    Fee: $475


    Painting in Watercolor: Groupings of Maine Plants in Habitat

    Carol Woodin
    Steuben, Maine USA
    July 17 – July 23, 2016

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    When studying plants in their natural habitats, collecting field information accurately and quickly is important. After finding a subject in the field, students will learn to collect information by sketching, painting, and photographing in order to compose accurate and beautiful groupings of Maine plants to complete in the classroom. Each microlandscape should impart a real sense of place, while also serving as a botanical portrait. A historical overview of botanical portraiture and microlandscapes will be discussed. This will give participants a perspective which will help them in developing compositions for their own watercolor paintings.

    Format: Lecture, Demonstration, Field trips, Hands-on, Compositions, Critique
    Venue: Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben, Maine
    Contact: Marilyn Mayer by email or 207-546-2821 ext.1.
    Fee: $475


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Gretchen Kai Halpert

www.gretchenhalpert.com
Gretchen Halpert is a scientific illustrator and biologist with many years of experience creating illustrations for the medical field, for scientific research, and for commercial clients. Gretchen also teaches classes in the book arts and leads journaling classes.

    Botanical Illustration in Watercolor
    August 7, 2014
    10 AM – 4 PM
    An introduction to scientific illustration, drawing with accuracy, attention to detail, and a watercolor technique of slowly building layers of mixed color. This workshop will be held at Running with Scissors artist studio in Portland, Maine.
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Humboldt Field Research Institute
www.eaglehill.us
The Humboldt Field Research Institute offers professional-level natural history science seminars and learning opportunities addressing all aspects of natural history. The Institute publishes three journals about natural history and the environment — the Northeastern Naturalist, the Southeastern Naturalist, and the Journal of the North Atlantic.

    Colored Pencil Illustration Workshop: Flora and Fauna of Coastal Maine – June 10-16, 2012. Instructor: Dolores R. Santoliquido
    This seminar focuses on scientific illustration of natural science subjects using colored pencil. Instruction will stress drawing skills, accuracy and specific colored pencil techniques for producing accurate representations of chosen subjects. Field exploration will include observing the landscape around the Humboldt Institute and the identification of specimens to work from throughout the week. Although colored pencil techniques are the focus of this class, participants are welcome to bring other color media with them to experiment with mixed media techniques.

    The instructor will give hands-on demonstrations to show specific aspects of colored pencil techniques. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants will receive individualized attention throughout the week. Cost: $510. Contact: Anne Favolise 207-546-2821 x2, anne@eaglehill.us.


    Botanical Illustration on Vellum and Paper: Botanical Portraiture and Microlandscapes
    – July 22-28, 2012. Instructor: Carol Woodin
    When studying plants in their natural habitats, collecting field information accurately and quickly is important. After finding a subject in the field, students will learn to collect information by sketching, painting, and photographing their subjects to compose accurate and beautiful groupings of Maine plants back in the classroom. Participants will learn how to create microlandscapes that impart a sense of place, while also serving as botanical portraits.

    A historical overview of botanical portraiture and microlandscapes will be given. This will give participants a perspective that will help them develop compositions for their own watercolor paintings. Composition, botanical accuracy, aesthetic strength, and dry-brush watercolor techniques on vellum or paper will be discussed. Each participant will leave class with at least one substantially advanced or completed painting of a Maine microlandscape or botanical portrait. Participants have the option to bring finished natural history artwork for a formal exhibit during the workshop. This exhibition will be held in the traditional gallery of the Commons Building at Eagle Hill. Artwork must be framed and/or matted. Artwork will be open for viewing and purchase by the general public (details to be provided). Cost: $510. Contact: Anne Favolise 207-546-2821 x2, anne@eaglehill.us.

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The Humboldt Field Research Institute / Eaglehill Foundation
Steuben, ME

www.eaglehill.us
The Humboldt Field Research Institute is a field research station providing field experiences for natural history professionals. The Eaglehill Foundation creates interdisciplinary learning experiences in natural history, including workshops and retreats for artists.

  • Botanical Illustration: Sketching and Painting Wildflowers in Their Natural Environment – July 24 – July 30, 2011
    This workshop will focus on sketching and painting wildflowers in the field with watercolors, with an emphasis on depicting them in their natural environment. With the inclusion of a plant’s surroundings in a painting, not only is the plant captured, but also the immediate habitat which supports it. This brings a new and intriguing dimension to one’s paintings. One can add just a simple suggestion of surrounding vegetation or a more detailed study of it, or even incorporate a larger-scale landscape, as in the orchid paintings by Martin Johnson Heade from the 19th century. The objective of field trips will be to gather inspiration and information which is essential in understanding and capturing the plant, its growth habit, and its interconnection with the natural world. Through close observation, participants will record what they see with pencil sketches, watercolor studies, and field notes. When possible, participants will be able to collect specimens from the field to continue working on them in the classroom. There will be daily sessions in the classroom during which participants can integrate their gathered information and observations and work towards one or more final paintings. The workshop will also focus on the importance of overall design, i.e., how to create the most effective composition to which the plant and its habitat lend themselves. There will be discussions of the importance of values in a painting, and of light tones, mid tones, and darks. There will be demonstrations on color mixing, brush strokes, and a wealth of other watercolor painting techniques. Through books and slides, there will be an opportunity to study and discuss the work of successful artists over generations who have depicted plants in their habitats, all within the context of works by contemporary artists. Participants of any level are welcome and will receive individual instruction and critiques as part of the workshop.

    Angela Mirro studied art and illustration at Parsons School of Design, while also developing a career as a textile designer. Over the past 20 years, her focus has been on botanical watercolor paintings of orchids, with a continued interest in landscape painting. When possible, she has combined the two in various degrees, painting orchids in situ as they grow in nature. Her work has been widely exhibited at such venues as: Losing Paradise? Endangered Plants Here and Around the World at the National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC (2010); The American Orchid Society, Delray Beach, FL (2008); the Brooklyn Florilegium Society, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NY (2003, 2005, 2007-2008, 2010); Orchids in Contemporary Botanical Art, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA (2006); and the Ashmolean Museum, A New Flowering: 1000 Years of Botanical Art, the Shirley Sherwood Collection, Oxford, England (2005). Her work is also contained in many private collections. In addition to painting orchids and landscapes, she also creates textile designs at Polo Ralph Lauren for the home furnishing market. Registration Information

  • Scientific Illustration of Butterflies, Moths, and Other Insects
    June 26 – July 2, 2011
    This workshop focuses on scientific illustration of butterflies, moths and other insects from the instructor’s collection. Participants may work in the media of their choice. Preliminary sketching will be done in graphite. Instruction will stress drawing skills, accuracy, and technique, with instruction tailored to individual student needs, in order to produce exacting images of the chosen subject. Field exploration will include observing the surrounding beauty of the Humboldt Institute with the goal of discovering interesting insects in their natural habitat. Participants will be encouraged to explore mixed media options during the week’s studies. Microscopes will be available for up close observation of subjects in order to fully see the complexity of these delicate creatures. The instructor will provide hands-on demonstrations. Instruction is geared to all levels, beginner to advanced, and all participants will receive individualized attention throughout the week.

    Dolores R. Santoliquido is a freelance illustrator, an adjunct professor of illustration and drawing at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY and an instructor in the Botanical Illustration Certificate Program at the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY. She has a thirty-four year career in commercial art and her work has been exhibited extensively, including group shows at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, PA. She has illustrated over one hundred books including several in the National Audubon Society Field Guide Series and produced numerous illustrations for Fine Gardening Magazine. Her work has also been published on the May 2006 cover of Orchids Magazine. Registration Information

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