Learn to Draw B.C. Wildlife: Vancouver Island Marmot
A webinar hosted by Sierra Club BC and Dr. Julius Csotonyi
Join scientific illustrator Dr. Julius Csotonyi in this 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. We encourage kids, parents, teachers and their classes to join the fun!
Scroll down to learn more about the artist and to explore some great resources from the webinar!
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
In this session, we'll be learning to draw marbled murrelets—an endangered seabird who depends on old-growth forests to thrive—with scientific illustrator Dr. Julius Csotonyi! Grab a pencil and join the fun!