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Color and Composition- Scientific Illustration Distance Program – S3

Instructor: 

Gretchen Halpert

Session III: Color and Composition – Class description:

In this 10-week color and composition course, students explore watercolor and colored pencil and may include digital media. We develop advanced compositions, including info-graphics. Students complete three portfolio pieces and prepare for internships/independent studies if desired. Professional practices, handouts, tutorials, live video conferencing and email.

Scientific Illustration Distance Program Information

  • All SIDP classes run twice a year.
  • All SIDP students have the opportunity for a web presence on the SIDP website.
  • Each course is ten weeks, with weekly lessons, tailored assignments, Skype lessons, personal feedback on every assignment, and tutorials.
  • Session I classes – Cover drawing basics of light, form, value and composition.
  • Session II classes – Advances to ore complex techniques and subject matter.
  • Session III classes – Focuses on specific projects and allows digital media
  • Session IV classes – Internship or independent study. Students completing the program receive a certificate of completion.

Sign me up! How do I register?

You will need to register for the class by contacting Gretchen Halpert directly – her contact info is listed on this page.

Foundations in Graphite – Scientific Illustration Distance Program – S1

Instructor: 

Gretchen Halpert

Session I: Foundations in Graphite – Class description:

This 10-week foundation in graphite course builds drawing skills using graphite. We cover perspective, proportion, rendering textures, scientific conventions, lighting, and transferring drawings. Pen and ink will be introduced. Students become comfortable with the computer and technical skills for proper scanning, uploading and preparing artwork, as well as video conferencing and creating files. Professional and business practices are introduced. The class fee covers all assignments, tutorials, handouts, video conferencing and emailing. Beginning and intermediate students are encouraged to apply.

Scientific Illustration Distance Program Information

  • All SIDP classes run twice a year.
  • All SIDP students have the opportunity for a web presence on the SIDP website.
  • Each course is ten weeks, with weekly lessons, tailored assignments, Skype lessons, personal feedback on every assignment, and tutorials.
  • Session I classes – Cover drawing basics of light, form, value and composition.
  • Session II classes – Advances to ore complex techniques and subject matter.
  • Session III classes – Focuses on specific projects and allows digital media
  • Session IV classes – Internship or independent study. Students completing the program receive a certificate of completion.

Sign me up! How do I register?

You will need to register for the class by contacting Gretchen Halpert directly – her contact info is listed on this page.

 

Luminosity of Leaves Workshop with Carol Schwartz

Instructor: 

Carol Schwartz

Class description:

Maximum number of participants: 10

This program will be held in person under an open-sided outdoor canopy tent. Group size will not exceed current state restrictions.

Explore the beautiful luminosity of leaves during the fall season at Tower Hill Botanical Garden. Students will practice drawing various types of foliage and add stunning fall colors with colored pencils. Other botanical matter such as acorns or seed pods may make guest appearances among the beautiful fall leaves and add to the textures and shapes observed. This is a wonderful way to get to spend some time out in nature exploring and then creatively recording any observations of your discoveries.

Sign me up! How do I register?

You will need to register for the class through Tower Hill Botanical Garden website.
All registration information for this class is provided on this page, simply click on the website link in the Details section to register for this class.

 

Magnificent Mushrooms Workshop with Carol Schwartz

Instructor: 

Carol Schwartz

Class description:

Maximum number of participants: 10

This program will be held in person under an open-sided outdoor canopy tent. Group size will not exceed current state restrictions.

Explore the magnificent mushrooms which can be located throughout the woods at Tower Hill Botanical Garden. Students will be encouraged to sketch the mushrooms as they are found, then to take a photo with your phone. Carol will provide instruction on how to add color, texture, shading and details while sitting in the activities tent. This is a wonderful way to get to spend some time out in nature exploring and then creatively recording any observations of your discoveries.

Sign me up! How do I register?

You will need to register for the class through Tower Hill Botanical Garden website.
All registration information for this class is provided on this page, simply click on the website link in the Details section to register for this class.

 

Botanical Illustration with Carol Schwartz | RISD CE Online

Instructor: 

Carol Schwartz

Class description:

Plants and flowers have been an inspiration and source for investigation for artists for hundreds of years. In this course, students, through video lectures, tutorials and presentations, discover how to create their own beautiful botanical illustrations while getting acquainted with the multitude of patterns, shapes, colors and textures botanicals provide. The history of botanical illustration and how to recognize botanical forms is given; equipped with this knowledge, students, working independently, paint photographic botanical specimens of students’ choosing, with input from the instructor, using gouache, an opaque watercolor. Students discover the broad range of color intensity and coverage that gouache provides while experimenting with transparent layering to opaque coverage in developing dynamic botanical illustrations. Emphasis is on individual growth and approach.

18 contact hours | 0 credits

Schedule of classes:

This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.

Sign me up! How do I register?

You will need to register for the class through RISD-CU website.
All registration information for this class is provided on this page, simply click on the website link in the Details section to register for this class.

 

Painting Hummingbirds in Watercolor | 5 Day Online Mini-Seminar

Instructor:

Dorie Petrochko (Instructor’s Bio)

Class Description:

Spend some time with award-winning wildlife painter Dorie Petrochko learning about painting hummingbirds in watercolor and how to capture their iridescent beauty. Students will learn how to work from photo and video references to generate realistic illustrations. Students will participate virtually using Zoom (you will need to have your own account). A knowledge of drawing birds is helpful but not mandatory.

Schedule of classes:

Classes will be recorded so participants can review them or makeup missed classes.

  • Sept 4: 5-7 PM EST
  • Sept 12: 5-7 PM EST
  • Sept 19: 5-7 PM EST
  • Sept 26: 5-7 PM EST
  • Oct 2: 4-7 PM, EST

Sign me up! How do I register?

You will need to register for the class through Eagle Hill Institute. All registration information for this class is provided on this page, simply click on the website link in the Details section to register for this class.