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Just What Exactly is a Guild Anyways?

A guild is an association of people for mutual aid and the pursuit of a common goal. The mission of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators is to bring together artistic individuals who share a common love of science and use their artistic talent to educate others about science.

Marla Greenfield Watercolor Worksop Attendees

The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators New England Chapter was established to encourage and support natural science illustrators through networking, technique workshops, exhibits and sharing of our collective knowledge with each other. Our common goal is science education through our art.

Group Sketching in the Nature Lab at RISD

Our members are as diverse as our subject matter. We come from a wide range of illustration fields from natural science illustration, scientific illustration, botanical illustration and even medical illustration and veterinary illustration. No matter what field we specialize in, we each have unique skills and talents to share with each other.

Bromeliad by Wendy Chadbourne

Our members are art educators, freelance illustrators, staff illustrators, backyard scientists and students. Some of our members paint, others sketch, some sculpt and some work digitally. We all have one thing in common – an uncompromising appreciation for the role of art and science in the world we live in and a desire to communicate it with others.

Some of Our Chapter Activities

Watercolor study of cecropia moth pupa by Nancy Minnigerode
Building and Maintaining Your Own Website-lecture
Ecotarium Pitcher Plant Sketch by Nancy Minniegerode
Field Sketching Kit Overview by Wendy Berube
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