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Insect Illustration

May 1 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join scientific illustrator Alex Boersma for an afternoon of drawing nature!

Learn how to capture the intricacies of your favorite tiny critters in this insect drawing workshop! Using specimens from the Nature Museum’s collections, we will create accurate and beautiful pen and ink drawings, while also discussing concepts such as proportion, value, and the challenge of drawing small subjects.

This workshop will be held virtually via Zoom. You will receive a Zoom link via email prior to event.

Supply List:

  • Sakura Pigma micron pens, black (variety of sizes, but at least 005 and 01)
  • Bristol Pad, Smooth, 9×12” (https://www.dickblick.com/products/strathmore-300-series-bristol-board-pads/)
  • Tracing paper
  • Tape
  • Scrap paper (ex. Sketchbook paper, printer paper, etc.)
  • Graphite pencil (ideally both a lighter pencil, i.e. something in the H range, and a darker pencil, i.e. something in the B range)
  • Eraser

Optional items:

  • Sand eraser
  • X-acto knife
  • White gel pen


May 1
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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