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Online Course – 7th Edition

Naturalistic and Scientific Illustration 1: Traditional Techniques

July 19th-23rd, 2021

This course will be delivered live online

Online live sessions Monday 25th, Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th of January; from 15:00 to 19:30 (GMT+2, Madrid time zone).

Course Naturalistic and Scientific Illustration

Course overview

This course offers a broad introduction to scientific illustration applied to Biological Sciences, and to a lesser degree, Palaeontology.

Practical examples will be selected based on the applicants’ interests and suggestions. This course is of intermediate level, some basic experience with illustration is recommended.

Requirements

This course is of intermediate level, some basic experience with illustration is recommended.

All participants must have a computer (Windows, Macintosh)  Webcam and headphones are strongly recommended, as well as a good internet connection.

Materials that you will need to follow the course:

Graphite pencils (H2, BH, and B2)
A drawing block (A4)
Sharpener
Normal eraser
Grade eraser (if possible)
Stump (if possible)
Calibrated black marker (2 or 3 different sizes, e.g. 0.1 and 0.4)
Drawing paper (thicker than the ones in the block)
A brush, not very large.
Carbon dust or a nail file to make carbon dust from the pencils
Tracing paper
A small object in a light color (or light gray)
A vegetable (e.g. a bell-pepper)
A lamp

Contact

courses@transmittingscience.com

Dates

July 19th-23rd, 2021

Schedule and Course length

Online live sessions Monday 25th, Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th of January; 15:00 to 19:30 (GMT+2, Madrid time zone).

The rest of the time will be taught with recorded classes and assignments, to be done between the live sessions the week of the course.

40 hours

13.5 hours of online live lessons, plus 7 hours of recorded lessons, and 19.5 hours of  participants working on their own, with tutored drawing exercises

This course is equivalent to 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.

The recognition of ECTS by other institutions depends on each university or school.

Language

English

Places

Places are limited to 16 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.

Testimonials for this course

Introduction to Naturallistic and Scientific Illustration (onsite) – 3rd edition.

“I really enjoyed this course, I think it was an excellent experience from many aspects. First of all the teaching of Oscar with his enthusiasm to pass his knowledge forward, and his patience and insights. The organization was amazing too.”

Introduction to Naturallistic and Scientific Illustration (onsite) – 2nd edition.

“The course was very well run and the teaching was excellent. Each day we learnt new illustration techniques, for which all the materials were provided. The course has inspired me to include scientific illustrations in my PhD thesis. Thank you very much Sole and Oscar!”

Oscar Sanisidro instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Oscar Sanisidro
Kansas University / Universidad de Alcalá de Henares
United States of America / Spain

Jordi Galbany Transmitting Science Coordinator

Dr. Jordy Galbany

Transmitting Science
Spain

Haris Saslis coordinator for Transmitting Science

Dr. Haris Saslis

Transmitting Science
Greece

Program

  • Drawing basics: Halftone rendering, textures, transparency object shadows, reflected light and cast shadows.
  • Drawing tools and media:
    • Line and ink: Basic techniques, rendering styles.
    • Pencil: Basic techniques, examples.
    • Carbon dust.
    • Scratchboard.
    • Color.
  • Examples and subjects of scientific illustration.
    • Illustrating plants, animals and geological features.
    • Illustrating animals in their habitats.
  • References in scientific illustration.
    • Use of 3D scanned specimens as a reference for scientific illustration.
    • Other sources of information: photography, microscopy, camera lucida.

Fees

  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until May 31st, 2021):
  • 366 €
    (292.80 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after May 31st, 2021):
  • 476 €
    (380.80 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • The price is VAT included.
    After registration you will receive confirmation of your acceptance in the course. Payment is not required during registration.

You can check the list of Ambassador Institutions. If you want your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com

Funding

Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact courses@transmittingscience.com).

Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.

20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Ambassador Institutions). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).

Unemployed scientists living in the country were the course will be held, as well as PhD students based in that country without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.

Registration

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