Learn to Draw B.C. Wildlife: Vancouver Island Marmot
A free webinar hosted by Sierra Club BC and Dr. Julius Csotonyi
Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. PT
Join scientific illustrator Dr. Julius Csotonyi in this free webinar where he’ll be teaching you how to draw endangered Vancouver Island marmots! You will also learn about the ecosystem and lifecycle of this fascinating species. This one-hour webinar is open to people of all ages. We encourage kids, parents, teachers and their classes to join the fun!
All you need is paper, pencils, an eraser and pencil crayons. Julius recommends two different colours (one darker than the other) or weights (thicknesses) of drawing materials to help bring your artwork to life.
Join us as we blend art and science on Thursday, October 22 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.!
We will offer two more drawing webinars with Julius later this fall, featuring more incredible beings that call this part of the world home.
About the artist
Dr. Julius Csotonyi is a Vancouver-based scientific illustrator and natural history fine artist. He has a scientific background in ecology (MSc) and microbiology (PhD) which has taken him to study sensitive ecosystems, from sand dunes in the Rocky Mountain parks to hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
These experiences have fuelled a strong resolve to work toward preserving the earth’s biota. Painting biological subjects is one means that he uses to both enhance public awareness of biological diversity and to motivate concern for its welfare.
He paints murals and panels that have appeared in numerous museums (e.g. the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History), press release images for scientific publications, books, stamp sets (e.g. the 2018 “Sharks of Canada” set for Canada Post), and coins for the Royal Canadian Mint. His work is viewable on his online gallery, http://csotonyi.com
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