Micrographia: The Art of Scientific IllustrationSaturdays
March 15, 2014 to March 16, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes Member:104 | Non-Member:115 | Materials Fee: 0 Enrollment Max: 15
The master of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings of plants and anatomy haunt our imaginations to this day. Do you want to learn to draw in that detailed and incredible way? This class will explore drawing techniques used historically to render a variety of subjects. We will utilize magnifying glasses to better understand and view complex natural structures. We will build skills in drawing from life including proportional measurement. By using ink and pencil to build detailed patterns and textures found in nature, you will learn skill sets that can be applied to many other artistic disciplines. Come take an artistic journey that will leave you with a new way of looking at this complex and beautiful world we live in. Students should bring smooth drawing paper such as bristol, a variety of fine tip ink pens (Micron are best), a 2H pencil, and a magnifying glass if you have one.