Natural science illustration workshop to be offered at the DMC

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) in Walpole will offer the Natural Science Illustration workshop July 16-20, 2018.

Now in its eighth year, the illustration workshop is an opportunity for creative people to hone their observational skills and artistic talents to create scientifically accurate drawings, blend art and science in the classroom, or illustrate a personal journal with sketches or watercolor. No prior art training is required. Past participants have described the course as five days of open studio time with a knowledgeable instructor who helps each artist gain skills and confidence at his or her own pace.

David Wheeler, workshop instructor, has been a teacher and practicing artist for more than 25 years. His exhibited works include life-sized dinosaur reproductions for the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Osaka Museum of Natural History in Japan. Wheeler is now the Director of Habitat: Open Ocean, a museum and learning lab in Harpswell, Maine,

The cost of the five-day workshop is $400. Room and board at the DMC are available for an additional fee. Information and registration material are available here. The registration deadline is April 23, 2018.