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Take a Class in Botanical Illustration!

By |October 28th, 2017|Syndicated Content|

Well known and loved instructor Betsy Rogers Knox will be teaching a workshopin Botanical Illustration at the Peabody Museum on November 12 form 10am-4pm.Students will explore the process of creating a botanical study using seasonal subjects.With demos and a step-by-step approach students will be introduced to the fundamental techniquesof Botanical Illustration including identification of plant parts, drawing and toning, color swatches,and watercolor washes.To sign up, go to

Part II Interview with Susannah Graedel

By |August 15th, 2017|Syndicated Content|

This second interview with Susannah Graedel (SG) focuses on ....... Part I of the interview was about her class Drawing Flowers through a Microscope. is one of the Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators (CTNSI) art class instructors. Check the art class schedule to find classes that she teaches. Learn more about art instructor Susannah Gradel.The interview was conducted by A. Pirozzoli (AP)(AP) What painting or artwork are you personally working on currently? (SG) I am eager to translate my

Part II – Interview with Jan Prentice

By |July 20th, 2017|Syndicated Content|

Welcome to Part II of the interview with CTNSI art instructor, Jan Prentice. This interview focuses on her classes at the Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators. Part I of the interview with Jan with more personal about her love of painting birds. The interview was conducted by A. Pirozzoli(AP) What current courses will you be teaching?(JP) Drawing Basics in the Fall(AP) Purpose of the course?(JP) Drawing Basics is the very first drawing class many of our students take. Natural Science

Interview Part I with CTNSI Instructor: Susannah Graedel

By |July 6th, 2017|Syndicated Content|

Susannah Graedel (SG) is one of the Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators (CTNSI) art class instructors. She is also one of the founding members of the art classes at the Yale Peabody Museum. Part 1 of this interview series highlighted her art classes on drawing flowers through a microscope. Check the art class schedule to find classes that she teaches. Learn more about art instructor Susannah Gradel.The interview was conducted by A. Pirozzoli (AP)(AP) Current or upcoming course being taught:

Take a Photoshop Class with a Pro!

By |July 1st, 2017|Syndicated Content|

It's not too late to sign up for "Adobe Photoshop: A Tool for Scientific Illustrators" ! This workshop, aimed for illustrators who are familiar with basic media for scientific illustration (Graphite, pen/ink, watercolor), will expand their toolbox to include digital media. The single most common mistake made by students is to forget everything they learned in art class and try to recreate the wheel. We will treat Photoshop as another tool.The foundation of good drawing-light on form,Take a Photoshop Class with a Pro!

Art Class Instructor: Jan Prentice Interview I

By |June 20th, 2017|Syndicated Content|

Jan Prentice is one of the founding members of the Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators (CTNSI), LLC. She served as a volunteer at the Herbarium at the Peabody Museum for six years. She is also a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, an elected member of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club and the Madison Art Association and an associate artist member of the Lyme Art Association.Jan is an instructor in the Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators art classes at the Yale Peabody

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