In this introductory workshop, students will use careful observation as well as pencil and watercolor to create a detailed, full-color illustration of a natural history subject. After beginning with a brief overview of the basic history, principles, and conventions of scientific illustration, students will work one-on-one with specimens to create studies that include careful notes and sketches of the anatomy, shapes, colors, and other details of their subjects. Students will use these studies to then create an accurate and finished watercolor on hot-pressed paper.
Cost: $120, $100 members (includes materials fee.)
Karen Talbot is an award-winning conservation artist known primarily for her lifelike, fine art paintings of fishes, birds and botanicals.