Offered: 4th Quarter, First year
Instructors: Timothy H. Phelps, Professor, Lead Instructor
Brent Whitaker, Assistant Professor
Credits: 3 Credits: 2 Lecture hours and 8 Studio hours per week
Individual biological illustration projects developed, researched and visualized in two-dimensional format. The course will draw from all techniques and methods developed during the first year coursework. Projects are derived from contact with the resources at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The student is encouraged to select projects that have publishable value and potential use by the content expert.
Develop existing artistic and research skills as applied to biological subjects
Create an original illustration depicting an aspect of natural science
Coordinate information from specimens, content experts, on-site participation, textbooks, and journals.
Hodges, E. Ed. 1989. The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration. Van Nostrand Reinhold
The Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
Research and illustrate a plate depicting some concept of natural science illustration in student’s choice of medium in consultation with client. Student will consult appropriate resources and content experts connected with the National Aquarium.
1:1 faculty-student interface
Interim class critiques
Review of sketches
Written critique on final project
Two half days and one full day per week during Fourth Quarter. See departmental calendar for the First Year.
All students with disabilities who require accommodations for this course should contact Catherine L. Will, Disability Services Coordinator for Graduate Biomedical Education (email@example.com or 410-614-3781) at their earliest convenience to discuss their specific needs. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive.