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Scientific Illustration: Where Art Meets Science (Ages 8-10)

In this weekly ongoing class learners will develop their artistic and scientific minds by drawing various plants, animals, planets, artifacts, fossils and objects from the fields of biology, geology, paleontology, archaeology and astronomy.
Benjamin Corey's Creative Curriculum Cooperative
4255 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 4 learners
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Students will learn what scientific illustration is, its purpose, significance and what types of scientific illustrations there are. They will also learn how to plan and create a balanced arrangement of elements on a page, and the principles of good composition. Drawing complex subjects will be taught through their breakdown into simple geometric shapes, using points to draw straight lines (freehand) as well as measuring using the finger and pencil trick. Students will learn how to sketch out the basic shapes by applying a small amount of pressure to get light lines (guides) and to apply more pressure when drawing the final outlines. The use of different line quality and shading techniques to denote volume will also be taught. Finally, these classes are a great opportunity for learners to learn curious facts about biodiversity, history, adaptations, forms in nature and the newest discoveries in various scientific fields. 
Nathaly has an MA in illustration, DA in archaeological illustration and has completed several accredited university and museum courses that specialize in natural science and scientific illustration.
No homework will be assigned although further research into scientific illustration in the form of looking through science textbooks, watching documentaries or visiting museums is encouraged as is independent illustration (copying existing illustrations or creating illustrations based on photographs).
 1 file available upon enrollment
Learners will need basic drawing materials: - One piece of A4 or letter size paper for each class or a drawing pad in the same (or larger) format. - A mechanical or wood encased graphite pencil, preferably a softer one for sketching (B, 2B, 3B or 4B) and a harder one for final outlines (H, F, HB ). - An eraser - A sharpener A flat drawing surface and good lighting is recommended!
Learners will have the opportunity to show their work during the class where the instructor will give them tips on what they did well and what they can improve. If they do not wish to share their work during class you may message the instructor with a request for feedback and advice.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

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Benjamin Corey's Creative Curriculum Cooperative
Lives in the United States
Create to learn, learn to create
4255 total reviews
2749 completed classes

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Exploring dynamic ecosystems. Investigating lost civilizations. Building mythologies. The world we live in is too interesting and people in it too creative for learning to be boring! The Creative Curriculum Cooperative is an alliance of educators... 
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