The Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators of the Yale Peabody Museum are happy to announce that Rebecca Gelernter will be teaching two art classes this March.
ART CLASS: Vertebrate Anatomy for Artists
Rebecca will be instructing the Vertebrate Anatomy for Artists 4-week Monday evening classes.
In the class you will begin to understand the basics of anatomy that is vital for a science illustrator. The course will teach the basics of vertebrate anatomy, from skeletal systems to body coverings. Drawing from Peabody specimens and photos, students will learn how an animal is put together so they can be brought to life with accuracy.
ART CLASS: Introduction to Paleo Art
After the above 4-week class, Rebecca will be instructing Introduction to Paleo Art, a 6-week class. This Monday evening class will begin on April 24th.
The class will learn to reconstruct extinct animals like dinosaurs and Ice Age mammals. It is a complex but extremely rewarding process! This course introduces the principles of paleoart, including anatomy, how to find the resources you’ll need, speculative restorations, and behavioral considerations. Student will choose one animal to reconstruct, they will begin with anatomical studies and the finished piece will depict the creature in life.
More about the classes, prerequisites, and how to register on ART CLASSES.
More about Rebecca Gelernter
Rebecca has been utterly devoted to birds since she was ten, so much so that she initially planned to study avian cognition. She graduated from Boston University with a degree in Behavioral Biology, but, deciding drawing birds was more fun than writing papers about them, she started investigating science illustration as a career.
Over the next few years she discovered the joys of paleoart, took several art classes, and spent time volunteering in the Yale Peabody Museum’s preparation lab before applying to the Science Illustration Certificate Program at California State University, Monterey Bay. After a wonderful and rigorous year in California, she completed a paleo art-focused internship at Queen Mary University of London and began freelancing. She has completed projects for researchers from the Peabody, Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Royal Veterinary College, among others.
More about Rebecca Gelernter at www.NearBirdStudios.com