A free webinar hosted by Sierra Club BC and Dr. Julius Csotonyi
Join us for a special Halloween edition of our Learn to Draw webinar where scientific illustrator Dr. Julius Csotonyi will be teaching you how to draw a being that has long been vilified: the little brown bat! Not only will we be drawing this being, but we’ll also explore the rich and interconnected life they lead. It might surprise you to know that they’re not as spooky as you may think!
This one-hour online art lesson is open to people of all ages. We encourage teachers, students, parents, and learners of all ages to join the fun! All you need is paper, pencils, an eraser and pencil crayons.
Scroll down to watch the art lesson and to explore some great resources from the webinar!
Learn more about the Little Brown Bat (sɬəl̕p̕əl̕éx̣ən/baḵ̓wa̱lawi) with our educational packet. This rich resource blends both Indigenous and Western thinking, and is informed by some of the perspectives from SENĆOŦEN & Kwak̓wala speaking peoples.
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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
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!