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Advanced Courses in Life Sciences

3rd Edition

Introduction to the Art of Science: Scientific Illustration

November 11th-15th, 2019, Barcelona (Spain)

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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

Can Carol

C/ Font de la Reina, 5
08786 Capellades, Barcelona (Spain)

How to get there

DATE

November 11th-15th, 2019

LANGUAGE

English

COURSE LENGTH & ECTS

32.5 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 16 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

Ana Rosa Gómez-Cano coordinator at Transmitting Science

Dr. Ana Rosa Gómez-Cano
Transmitting Science
Spain

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno instructor at Transmitting Science

Dr. Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno
Transmitting Science
Spain

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
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  • Early bird (until June 30th, 2019):
  • 648 *
  • Regular (after June 30th, 2019):
  • 810 *
  • This includes course material, coffee breaks and lunches (VAT included).
    * Participants from companies/industry will have an extra charge of 100 €.
  • Course Fee + Accommodation Package
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  • Early bird (until June 30th, 2019):
  • 648 * + 350 = 998
  • Regular (after June 30th, 2019):
  • 810 * + 350 = 1,020
  • This includes course material, coffee breaks, transportation from and to Barcelona city, accommodation from Sunday to Friday, breakfasts, lunches and dinners (VAT included).
    * Participants from companies/industry will have an extra charge of 100 €.

We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact the course coordinator). Discounts (see Funding below) are not cumulative and apply only on the fee, not to Accommodation Package or other options.

Accommodation

Accommodation Package

If you take the Accommodation Package you will be hosted in the Rural House Can Carol, in single-sex shared dormitories (2 – 4 people) with bathroom en-suite.

If the number of participants exceeds the available rooms at Can Carol, some of them could be accommodated in the Hotel Tall del Conill, by registration order. The hotel is at 10 minutes walking, although transport will be provided in the morning and after dinner. Lunches and dinners will be with the whole group.

A supplemental charge will be added if you prefer to stay in a single room.

Accommodation is included from Sunday (check-in) to Friday (check-out). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also provided during the week, starting from the dinner of Sunday to lunch of Friday (included).

Other accommodation options

If you do not want the Accommodation Package, accommodation is available in places other than Can Carol: Where to stay near the Venue.

Rural House Can Carol

Rural House Can Carol (Capellades, Barcelona, Spain)

Rural House Can Carol

Rural House Can Carol (Capellades, Barcelona, Spain)

Rural House Can Carol

Rural House Can Carol (Capellades, Barcelona, Spain)

Schedule

Course Schedule
  • Monday to Friday:
    • 9:30 to 13:30 Lessons.
    • 13:30 to 14:30 Lunch (included).
    • 14:30 to 17:00 Lessons.

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.

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.

Organizers

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Collaborators

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European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (EAVP) Logo
Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia (SBP) Logo

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Col·legi Oficial de Biòlegs de la Comunitat Valenciana Logo
Colexio Oficial de Biólogos de Galicia Logo
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