A webinar hosted by Sierra Club BC and Dr. Julius Csotonyi
With the shortening days, leaves falling and salmon finishing up their migration, we’re entering a period of slowness and rest. And for our black bear neighbours, that means preparing their dens for winter! To celebrate this moment, we’re hosting another Learn to Draw session where we’ll be sketching a black bear family in their den.
Join scientific illustrator Dr. Julius Csotonyi in this online session where we’ll learn how to draw these wonderful families and their forest home. The lesson will share both Western and Indigenous perspectives through conversations with x̱a’nalas~Dakota Smith and bear biologist Helen Davis. Helen has been working as a biologist and bear researcher for 30 years and has much to share with us!
Scroll down to watch the art lesson and explore some great resources from the webinar!
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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