Scientific Illustration Workshop: Summer Flowers and Pollinators
The summer offers artists and illustrators amazing flowers and related pollinators to explore. The art of drawing nature accurately comes from observation and practice. Join Virge Kask, Scientific Illustrator in the Biology Department at UConn, for a scientific illustration workshop. Look closely at flower parts and a variety of insects using microscopes and the naked eye. Ms. Kask will teach the best techniques to convey the essence of their form using pencil and paper, and provide tips for drawing from mounted specimens and live subjects. In this workshop you will learn ways scientific illustrators observe and draw from nature. Basic anatomy of plants, insects, and other pollinators will be covered as well as drawing techniques. Paper and pencils will be supplied along with a packet of information that is yours to keep.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.