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Advanced Courses in Life Sciences

1st Edition

The Art of Science: Scientific Illustration

November 20th-24th, 2017, Barcelona (Spain)

The Art of Science: Scientific Illustration

Scientific illustration blends the discipline and creativity of science and art to produce images that serve and communicate science.

This course is designed to help scientists, science communicators, artists, and adults interested in natural history develop the observation skills and drawing skills they need to record, distill, and visually communicate observations made of natural history objects and organisms. Traditional scientific illustration techniques as well as the history, significance, status, and future directions of scientific illustration will be explored in this hands-on studio-style course.

Objectives:

  • Develop and improve scientific observational and visual communication
  • Recognize and transform observable scientific information into scientifically accurate illustrations for use in publications and presentations.
  • Understand and appreciate the history and function of scientific illustration as a medium for disseminating scientific knowledge and concepts.
  • Learn and practice a variety of drawing and illustration techniques that can be used in the field, the laboratory, and for fun.

LOCATION

Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)

C/ de l’Escola Industrial, 23
08201 Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain)

How to get there

LANGUAGE

English

COURSE LENGTH & ECTS

30 hours on-site.

This course is equivalent to 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School and ForBio.

The recognition of ECTS by other institutions depends on each university or school.

PLACES

Places are limited to 15 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.

Instructor

Julianne Snider instructor for Transmitting Science

Julianne Snider
Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery
United States of America

Coordinators

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno instructor at Transmitting Science

Dr. Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno
Transmitting Science
Spain

Judit Marigó coordinator at Transmitting Science

Dr. Judit Marigó
Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle / Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont
France / Spain

Requirements

All participants must bring their own personal laptop (Windows, Macintosh, Linux).

Program

The five days of instruction and hands-on activities will include:

  • Visual thinking strategies and learning how to see.
  • Drawing with graphite, carbon, and other pencil types.
  • Pen and ink illustration techniques including stippling and line work.
  • Creating illustrations with scratchboard, carbon dust, coquille board, and other media.
  • Converting and using hand drawn illustrations in digital formats.

Classes will meet for six hours of instruction and in-class work per day. Students will be encouraged to practice observing, drawing, and using illustration techniques outside of class hours.

Fees

  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until July 31st, 2017):
  • 595
  • Regular (after July 31st, 2017):
  • 745
  • This includes course material, coffee breaks and lunches.
    (VAT included)

We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact the course coordinators).

Accommodation

The course will take place in the city of Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain). Take a look at the venue.

You may stay in Barcelona city or Sabadell. You will find information about Hotels and Hostel in Sabadell here. It takes about 45 minutes by public transport to arrive to Sabadell from the centre of Barcelona city. The place of the course is about 15 minutes walking from the train stop.

Funding

Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.

Unfortunately there are no scholarships available for this course. However a 20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Organizations with discount). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).

Spanish unemployed scientists, as well as Spanish PhD students without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinators. That would apply for a maximum of 1 place and it will be covered by strict inscription order.

Discounts are not cumulative.

Schedule

Course Schedule
Monday, November 20th through Friday, November 24th, 20179:30 to 13:30 Lessons.
13:30 to 15:00 Lunch.
15:00 to 17:00 Lessons.

There will be a coffee break each day, halfway through each morning lesson session.

The schedule is approximate; it is possible that the content of one day may run into the next and a working day may be longer than advertised.

Organizers

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Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) Logo

Collaborators

Research School in Biosystematics (ForBio) Logo
Colegio Oficial de Biólogos de Castilla y León Logo
Colegio Oficial de Biólogos de Euskadi Logo
Colexio Oficial de Biólogos de Galicia Logo
Col·legi Oficial de Biòlegs de la Comunitat Valenciana Logo
Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST) Logo
European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (EAVP) Logo
Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia (SBP) Logo

Registration