A webinar hosted by Sierra Club BC and Dr. Julius Csotonyi
Join scientific illustrator Dr. Julius Csotonyi in this online art lesson where he’ll be teaching you how to draw marbled murrelets—an endangered seabird who depends on old-growth forests to thrive. Not only will we learn how to draw this fascinating bird, but we’ll also learn about how this being is interconnected to the ocean, the forest and beyond.
This one-hour webinar 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.
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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