A webinar hosted by Sierra Club BC and Dr. Julius Csotonyi
For this Learn to Draw art lesson, we’ll be focusing on a being who knows all about the power of transformation: frogs. Join scientific illustrator Dr. Julius Csotonyi in this free online session where he’ll be teaching you how to drawthese wonderful amphibians! We’ll also learn more about their lives, including how they’re able to thrive in two vastly different worlds — both in the water and on land.
This lesson will share both Western and Indigenous perspectives with the help of ‘Makwala~Dakota Smith and Ascher Goodman.
Scroll down to watch the art lesson and to 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