The Art of Live Animal Drawing

Event Date: 
September 21, 2018 - 9:00am to September 22, 2018 - 4:00pm


A live animal workshop with artist Gail Guth
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
East Campus
Lincoln, Nebraska

Full Details:

This two-day workshop will help you capture the essence of live animals on paper, observing and recording their shape and motion; we’ll focus more on overall form and much less on details (that’s for the studio later!). The workshop will begin on Friday, Sept. 21, with a bit of classroom instruction, slow-motion DVD’s and a few warm-up exercises, then on to sketch the cows, horses, and other assorted farm animals. On Saturday, we’ll travel to the university farm for more sketching time. Inclement weather may change our schedule, but we’ll have indoor shelter if needed.

Even if you are not wild about drawing farm animals, they make great subjects and the basic principles are the same for any animal you want to draw, from birds to cows to people. 

Gail Guth
Gail is a freelance natural science illustrator and graphic designer. Her clients include local firms, national publishers, and individual researchers. She also teaches workshops in drawing, sketching and watercolor landscapes. Her work combines traditional techniques with computer graphics, and ranges from small design projects to exhibit graphics, academic publications and book illustrations. Gail works from her home studio in Battle Creek, MI.

To Register, email Lana Johnson at [email protected] for link to registration form.


(Includes 2-day workshop, lunches & snacks).

Before 9/1/2018  – $155
After 9/1/2018 – $185

Before 9/1/2018 – $185
After 9/1/2018 – $215

A block of rooms (reserved under GNSI Great Plains Chapter) are available until August 30, 2018 for participants at $85 plus tax per night at:
Comfort Inn and Suites, 331 North Cotner, Lincoln, NE,

Phone: (402) 325-8800 

More information at

Event Type: 
Gail Guth Sketches
Workshop Flyer