Programs & Events

Nature Drawing

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Family Program
May. 16, 2013 | Thursday, 6:30pm
Multiple Times: 
April 25, and May 2, 9, and 16, 2013; 6:30-8:00pm
Minimum age 10
Location: Nature Research Center - Meet at front desk of Nature Research Center
$10 per participant/ per session

Illustration is a powerful tool that can help us see the world around us, and through it we can learn how to make observations and communicate discoveries — both important to the world of science. In this four-week class, we'll learn how to use illustration and art to explore a wide range of natural life, from creatures that live in your backyard to animals that live in the canopies of the rainforest. No experience is required as we'll be going over basic illustration techniques and observational skills. While this program is designed as a series, you may sign up for individual programs. Supplies will be provided.

Class Schedule

Session 1: Sketching, forms/shapes/framing and observational drawing/note taking (4/25/13)
Session 2: How to communicate with your drawing, graphite techniques  and sketching (5/2/13)
Session 3: Pen techniques, stippling/contours and observational drawing  (5/9/13)
Session 4: Creating diagrams and communicating with your drawing (5/16/13)

Program Instructor: Katy Chalmers

Registration information: Registration required. Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.