Scientific Illustration for Naturalists Course

Join Marissa Jacobs of The Art of Ecology for a 6 week course through Delaware Valley University’s CLR!

What to Expect:

During this Scientific Illustration for Naturalists course, bring out your inner artist and hone your creative skills as you learn the ins and outs of botanical and scientific illustration in order to create beautiful documentation of ecosystem observations. This class will get you observing and learning how to document the natural world through illustration and will focus on seasonal plants, animals, and fungi and how these members of the natural world interact with one another. No art or natural science experience necessary – we’ll go over basic illustration techniques, plant & animal ID methods, and follow a step-by-step, scientific illustration process during this course! 

Each class will include a lecture portion, where we’ll discuss techniques, history, composition, and science, as well as several hands-on portions, such as weekly illustration warm-ups and activities, as well as drawing time to work on our own scientific illustration project (to be finished by the end of the course).

Time & Details:
  • Every Thursday starting September 7th, 1:40-2:55pm, for 6 weeks
  • Each class is virtual, via zoom. Zoom link will be sent in a welcome email to all registrants before the start of the course.
  • Things to bring to each class: Paper, drawing utensil (pencil/pens), natural history field guides
  • Where to Register:
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Sep 28 2023


1:40 pm - 2:55 pm


Delaware Valley University
Doylestown, PA
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