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Natural History Illustration (online)

Natural History Illustration (online)

This online course if offered through the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art and is open to all. Register here

This is an introduction to the fascinating world of natural history illustration that combines slide presentations with studio assignments. We will examine the lives and motives of some of the great explorers and discoverers that gathered and illustrated specimens from around the globe. Each week we will immerse ourselves in a different field of study (botany, zoology, ornithology, entomology, and more) and examine the most beautiful or peculiar illustrations from Ancient Greece to 19th century America. Students will be guided through the process of illustrating specimens using graphite, colored pencils, acrylic inks, and colored pencils. 

Wednesdays, 7-9 PM EST  (6:00PM - 8:00PM CENTRAL)

8 Weeks / March 09 - May 04 (No class April 20)