Natural History Illustration: A Foray into Observational Drawing

When:
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 6:30 pm @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
2019-01-30T18:30:00-08:00
2019-01-30T21:00:00-08:00
Where:
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St
Seattle
Cost:
$295
Contact:
UW Botanic Gardens
2066858033

7 Wednesday evenings, January 30-March 13, 2019, 6:30-9pm

Gain confidence in observing form while working with biological subjects to document and interpret what you see. An introduction to the practice of natural science illustration is complemented by critique sessions allowing students to discuss and respond to each other’s work. Build observational and visual interpretation skills while exploring illustration using a variety of techniques, including graphite, pen and ink, colored pencil, and watercolor. This is an introduction to how these essential media are applied to make drawings into more refined illustrations.

The focus of this fundamental course is drawing, from gestural sketching to more precise rendering of illustrations. All levels welcome.

Instructor Sharon Birzer is an artist and Natural History Illustrator. In her work, Sharon employs close observation and utilizes traditional media as well as digital tools. She teaches college art classes, school residences, as well as illustration workshops. She shows her artwork nationally and internationally. Sharon holds a BFA from Cornish College, and MFA from the University of Washington and has studied Natural Science Illustration at UW. She has created illustration work for exhibits and publications for places such as the Seattle Art Museum and The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

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