Introduction to Scientific Illustration
Olympia Campus, Evergreen State College
Summer 2018 quarter, First Session, 4 credits
taught by Sharon Birzer
Gain confidence in observing form while working with subjects from the natural world 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 water- color. The focus of this fundamental course is drawing; from gestural sketching to precision rendering of illustrations. Each student is given the opportunity to render selected subjects in a variety of demonstrated techniques.