Learn to Draw B.C. Wildlife: Vancouver Island Marmot
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!
Explore the marmot artwork from the lesson!
Scroll through the gallery to see some very cute and furry Vancouver Island marmots! If you’d like to have your marmot drawing featured, send your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out these resources from the webinar!
- Explore our online classroom filled with tons of activities to help connect kids to nature.
- If you enjoyed the art lesson, please consider donating to help support this free webinar series.
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