GNSI Educational Series
Intensive workshops designed to prepare illustrators for work in the realms of Science illustration - from the process of understanding scientific requirements to the creation of hand made and computer generated art.
NEXT WORKSHOP: Create Your Own Field Guide Illustration
The next GNSI Ed Series Workshop is designed to help you create your own Field Guide Illustration, in early September 2017. See Details Here.
History of GNSI Hands-on Education
GNSI-sponsored workshops evolved out of an a cooperative agreement between the United States Department of agriculture (USDA) and the GNSI. Starting in the late 1970's the GNSI organized an 8 week summer course with credit offered through the USDA's extension service. Meeting twice a week at the Smithsonian's Natural History Building, novice illustrators learned the ways of experience illustrators. Many teachers were founding members of the Guild, based within the Smithsonian. This marathon of learning required students to relocate to the Washington DC area for the summer.
Eventually the Guild move on to offering intensive one and two week summer classes focusing on selected areas of study. These classes would be offered around the country where ever sponsoring organizations could be found.
The most recent incarnation of the GNSI workshops is the Education Series. These classes are organized as extended weekends that can take place any time during the year, wherever a sponsoring organization can be found.
Past GNSI Workshops:
GNSI Educational Series 2016 - Review
Fort Wayne, Indiana: Leveling Up in ZBrush
GNSI Educational Series 2015
Orono, Maine: Visualizing Dinosaurs: Intro. to Science Illustration in 3D