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Spring Workshop in Scientific Illustration

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 1:00pm - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 3:45pm
James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
23 Potter Road
Hampton, Connecticut 06247
Event Type: 
All are welcome
Event Description: 

Have you ever wanted to draw that beautiful flower, the interesting insect, or the bird flying overhead while on your nature walks? 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 a variety of insects and plants using microscopes, and the naked eye, to examine their anatomy in detail. In this workshop you will learn ways scientific illustrators observe and draw from nature creating a picture that communicates information to the viewer. Basic anatomy of plants, insects, and birds will be shared as well as the drawing process and developing a drawing in stages. Paper and pencils will be supplied along with a packet of information that is yours to keep.

 Virge Kask has over 30 years of experience as a natural science illustrator. Creator of many accurate, detailed and comprehensive illustrations for a large variety of publications including posters, pop-up books, journals, books, textbooks, and exhibits. Virge is on staff as Scientific Illustrator in the Biology Department at the University of Connecticut.



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RSVP recommended
For Questions, Contact: 
Jasper Sha
(860) 455-9534

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 Education 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.