A webinar hosted by Sierra Club BC and Dr. Julius Csotonyi
We’re taking a deep dive with our learning for this art lesson! Join scientific illustrator Dr. Julius Csotonyi in this session where he’ll be teaching you how to draw a gentle ocean giant: the Greenland Shark.
Not only will we be drawing this being that is one of the largest living species of shark, but we’ll also explore how they can be great teachers and learn more about the rich, interconnected life they lead in their deep ocean home.
The lesson will share both Western and Indigenous perspectives with the help of ‘Makwala~Dakota Smith and kQwa’st’not~Charlene George.
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