Scientific illustration of fall and winter flora
Storrs - posted Oct, 23 2013
STORRS - The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Departments of Biological Sciences, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, presents a workshop with scientific illustrator Virge Cask. The workshop, Scientific Illustration—Flora of the Fall and Winter, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to noon. The fall and winter seasons offer artists and illustrators a cornucopia of flora to explore. The fall harvest brings with it an exciting array of colors and shapes with apples, gourds, corn, and pumpkins. Then, after the last leaves of autumn have fallen, the beautiful and intricate details of twigs, pinecones, and evergreens become even more evident. Join Virge Kask, Scientific Illustrator with UConn’s Biological Sciences, for a fall and winter edition of the Museum’s scientific illustration workshop. Scientific illustrators work with a specimen to compose an idealized and accurate view that cannot be captured in a photograph. In this workshop, participants will look closely at a variety of flora material found in the fall and winter to examine their composition in detail. Then, Ms. Kask will teach the best techniques to convey the essence of their form using pencil and paper. You will receive a folder with information about scientific illustration and supplies for making your own illustrations in the classroom. The program fee is $20; $15 for museum members. Advance registration is required. This program is for adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For further information visit http://www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar.html or call 860-486-4460.