Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 10:00am to Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 3:00pm

Ontario Science Illustrators Group Announces Exhibit

DATES: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 AM - 3 PM, from Sept 5 thru to Nov 1, 2015
LOCATION: Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI) are pleased to announce their upcoming Members’ Exhibit 2015, to be held at the Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre, located at the Dundas Valley Conservation Area in Hamilton Ontario. This will be SONSI’s fifth annual members’ exhibit since the group formed in 2010.

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 5:00pm to Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 5:00pm

Oregon Group Exhibit Opens In September

The GNSI-Oregon Group invites you to view their exhibit entitled Tidal Waters: The Art of Scientific Illustration at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, Newport Oregon September 11, 2015 through February 21, 2016. Join them at the opening reception on Friday, September 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free to members of the Center, $5 for non-members.

The reception will be part of the Group's weekend field trip on the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the birds of Lincoln City. The group will be sketching and photographing subjects and environments while canoeing in the estuary and viewing birds on nearby trails.

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, November 27, 2015 - 4:00am

Scientific Illustration Distance Learning allows students to study scientific illustration wherever they are,  year-round. Classes meet through video conferencing and email, and include tutorials, handouts, personal and group feedback on all assignments.

Three new Sessions begin this summer and fall:

Session I (begins mid-September) includes basic drawing skills that are the background to any and all illustration. We cover lighting, scientific conventions, proportion, perspective and value. Students work from a variety of natural history specimens. This class is appropriate for beginning and intermediate students. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 9:00am to Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 5:00pm

GNSI member Karen Johnson’s solo show, Inspirational Insects: An Artist’s Journey is now on exhibit at the Oak Park Conservatory, Oak Park, IL through October 21.

“I’m so thankful for the opportunity to show my work at such a beautiful place, full of interesting plants, textures and colors. My hope is that people will slow down to see the wonderful details in these small creatures and want to care for them and their environment so they don’t disappear,” says Karen in her blog, Karen’s Nature Art.

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 5:00pm

Location: Art Institute of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Date: October 16, 17 & 18, 2015

Take your bird drawing skills up a notch! This workshop will move beyond bird drawing basics and concentrate on techniques and skills that will build confidence and achieve greater accuracy.

Birds from the Desert Museum in the classroom will be our models. Developing critical observation will improve your sketching skills. This is a unique opportunity for close study of details and also to observe form, balance and movement – only found by observing livembirds.

“One of the most significant classes I've ever had!" -B. McKee.

Contact the Art Institute for details:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 5:30pm


Super-Cool Scanning Electron Microscopy Images of Insects and Mites. By Dr. Gary Bauchan

Event Date and Time: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 4:00pm

GNSI Education Series Workshop:

Visualizing Dinosaurs: Intro. to Science Illustration in 3D

Location: Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center, the University of Maine, Orono Maine

Date: October 23 through 25, 2015

Registeration (Sept 21- Oct. 12th) - $375 for GNSI members, $475 for non-members.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 5:00pm

Captured With Colored Pencil: Design and Contrasts in Nature

Cost: $200 / $180 for Plantations and GNSI Members
Dates: Sat, Sun 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., November 14 - November 15, 2015
Location: Nevin Welcome Center Cornell Plantations Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Instructor: Rhonda Nass  

code: BA-1114 / $200.00 2 Session(s)