Introduction to Scientific Illustration

Summer 2020 First Session
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 18
4 Credits per quarter
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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. 


The focus of this fundamental class is drawing, from gestural sketching to precision rendering of illustrations for scientific purposes. Each student is given the opportunity to render selected subjects from their own collection in a variety of demonstrated techniques. Students can choose to illustrate special objects from their personal collections. Students will progress towards creating 3 final projects to be displayed in an exhibit in the Lab buildings on campus at the end of the class, or possibly a virtual exhibit depending on the social distancing directives.

Our work will be conducted remotely, using Canvas and Zoom. The faculty will offer alternative assignments if conditions or illness prevent students from accessing our synchronous meetings, which will allow students to earn comparable credit.

Registration

Summer 2020 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

First Session (4): 40091

Academic details

Preparatory For

Art, Natural History, Science, Illustration

Credits
4
Fields of Study
Maximum Enrollment
18
Online Learning
Complete Online Learning - This offering delivers all of its instruction online.
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Fees

$100 for art supplies

Schedule

In Person or Remote
Remote
Time Offered
Day
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First Meeting

Remote/Online
Location
Olympia