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25 Apr 2017

Dialogue + Studio: Science Illustration

Inspired by the art of Eugen Gabritschevsky, individuals are invited to learn the art of science illustration with a workshop led by professional illustrator Patricia Wynne. Participants will learn the fundamentals of science illustration and how to draw from bones. Limited to 20 participants. All materials will be provided.

The Dialogue & Studio workshop series offers participants opportunities to gain insight into and engage with self-taught art, past and present, at a deeper level. Focused discussions about select themes, techniques, and materials featured in current exhibitions couple with related expert-led hands-on workshops.


Patricia Wynne is an artist, illustrator, and teacher who has drawn animals her whole life. After studying printmaking with Mauricio Lasansky at the University of Iowa and embarking on a gallery career, Wynne moved to Detroit where she taught printmaking at the University of Windsor, Ontario, and drawing at Wayne State University. A position as scientific illustrator at the University of Michigan followed and with it an entirely new avenue for drawing animals opened. Since that moment, the study of animals became a daily process of discovery and her drawings and prints were flooded with revelations about animals of all kinds. After a move to New York City to pursue a diverse freelance career. Wynne has kept busy drawing animals for scientists; illustrating for Scientific American, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal; designing characters for Star Wars; producing over two hundred books for adults and children; teaching animal drawing at the Central Park Zoo, American Museum of Natural History, Maritime Aquarium, and Bronx Botanical Garden; showing in galleries; and jurying exhibitions and workshops. These days she spends more time than ever making prints. Wynne lives and draws today in New York City across from Central Park with her husband Maceo, two cats, six lizards, three turtles, four canaries, and one hundred fishes.


Image: Eugen Gabritschevsky (1893–1979), untitled (Die Hüfte Der (Ober) Schenkel/The Hip or Thigh), Haar, Germany, c. 1955, gouache on paper, 3 x 4 5/16 in., Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland, cab-103. Photo by Amelie Blanc, Atelier de numérisation—Ville de Lausanne © Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne.

6:30 pm–8:30 pm

$15 members, students, and seniors; $20 non-members

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