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Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 17 Apr 1997 13:29:47 -0400
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Scott Rawlins, Instructor

In the course of this week-long workshop, participants will proceed from
field sketches to finished, full-color illustrations guided by a
professional artist. Group discussions and individual instruction will
focus on selecting subject matter, conducting research, devising context,
creating a dynamic composition, and choosing the best media with which to
execute the illustrations. Portfolio preparation and demonstrations of
various mixed-media techniques are planned for the evenings. The small size
and relaxed atmosphere of this workshop will facilitate interaction between
the instructor and the participants; thus all levels -- from beginning to
advanced -- are encourage to attend.

The workshop will be held at the Humboldt Field Research Station (formerly
Eagle Hill Field Research Station) in Steuben, Maine. The Humboldt
Institute is located on a forested hilltop overlooking the rocky peninsula,
islands, and open ocean of one of the most scenic areas of coastal Maine,
near Acadia National Park and Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge. Surrounded by
undisturbed habitat, it is an ideal site for artists and illustrators who
are inspired by nature. The coast of Maine is beautiful in August, with
cool ocean breezes, and Humboldt provides a perfect retreat-friendly
atmosphere with comfortable accommodations and exceptional cuisine.

Scott Rawlins is an Assistant Professor in the Fine Arts Dept. of Beaver
College in Glenside, PA, where he teaches scientific illustration, drawing,
and design. In addition to his training as a medical and biological
illustrator, Scott holds a degree in biology and museum education. A former
museum curator, Scott maintains contact with the museum world through his
work as a research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences in

August 17 -23, 1997

Tuition                 $325
Meals                   $170
Regular room or cabin   $160
Simple cabin            $95
Tent                    $30

For information, contact:

Joerg Lotze, Director
Humboldt Institute Field Research Station
P.O. Box 9
Steuben, ME 04680-0009
Ph: 207 546-2821
Fx: 207 546-3042
E-mail: [log in to unmask]


Karen Ackoff, Scientific Illustrator
NHB 85 MRC 100
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560
Ph: 202 357-4957
E-mail: [log in to unmask]