What do I learn in in Illustraciencia’s courses?

– One week of intensive and in-class training with the coordinators of an initiative with years of experience and projection in the field.
– Classes for typical scientific illustration techniques, such as pointillism, graphite, ink, watercolor and scratching.
– A learning environment where you can fully take advantage of the possibilities from scientific illustration. Our courses are carried out in natural science museums where you will find theoretical documentation and several real animal or plant species and models to observe and analyze their characteristics and live behavior. An unusual opportunity!
– Partners with the same concerns as you, who you will learn from and  work with to create a collaborative project. This will allow you to create contacts amongprofessional scientific illustrators and show your personal projects for feedback and improvement.
– Round tables with professionals in the field of the scientific illustration to ask questions.
– The works resulting from the course will be collected in a digital publication you can add to your portfolio.
– Previous and following online training through Google Classroom to prepare your classes and continue to train beyond the face-to-face course, with information and practical exercises that will be evaluated by the coordinators.
– A training certificate and a dossier with advice for the professional future.

What if I do not know how to draw? Are these courses for me?

Of course! Scientific illustration does not only consist of drawings worried about aesthetics. A process of documentation, observation, analysis and synthesis is required to describe through the image the characteristics that best represent a species, and that is why it is necessary to think. Whether you’re starting as if you already have a career behind you or not, you’ll benefit from the courses.

This course is for you if:
– You have a scientific background and want to introduce yourself to the world of scientific illustration or you are an artist and you want to contribute to the scientific sector because it is a great way to unite your two passions.
– You are in the sector and want to strengthen your knowledge and update yourself.
– You want to know how to document.
– You want to know and practice techniques that you have not mastered or reinforce others you already know.
– You want to interact with professionals, know the sector better, create contacts and explore possible collaborations.
– You need advice for your future career as a scientific illustrator.

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