Dear All,
below or in this link you will find all the latest news from the GNSI world.
Happy drawings everyone!
Diana


FEATURES

GNSI Conference Surveys

Workshops: here is your chance to contribute to the GNSI 2017 Annual Conference!
The organizing committee is hard at work planning what is going to be a great week in beautiful Asheville NC, from June 25 through July 1. Give them a hand and fill out the short survey at any point until November 30 to pick the workshops you would like to see offered.

Presenters: And how about doing a presentation? There are three options: a 50-minute TED-style talk on an exciting project or interesting technique you've worked out; sit on panel and share your experience in business, marketing, or art/life balance; or demonstrate at the Technique Showcase. Contact Elizabeth Morales ([log in to unmask]), or Peter Green ([log in to unmask]) with ideas for Presentations and Panels; and contact Robin Carlson ([log in to unmask])with proposals for the Technique Showcase.

CLASSES

Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration
You can still join the first-of-its-kind MOOC (Massive Open Online Cours) course from the University of Newcastle (Australia). The 6-weeks online course is free (or $49 with a Verified Certificate) and requires 3-6 hours of work per week. You will learn essential skills and techniques that form the base for creating accurate and stunning replications of subjects from the natural world. The course is suitable for people looking to enter the illustration discipline as a serious pursuit or just looking to explore a passion. Instructors: Andrew HowellsBernadette Drabsch.

Composing Harmonious Artwork – You Need This
Linda M. Feltner, Instructor
Make your work stand out, strengthen your message, coax the eye to the focal point, design quickly, and control the meaning of your work. Through hands-on exercises with quick-thinking thumbnail sketches, value studies, and the study of Notan (harmony of light and dark), we will learn how to get the most out of an inspirational idea.
Date: Dec. 16-18, 2016
Location: Workshop at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute

PRESENTATIONS

Non-linear life: Meanderings of a Science Illustrator
GNSI member Catherine Wilson returns to her alma mater to speak about how a science illustration career is not a straight line and how to take advantage of the random things that happen on the path.
Date: November 4, 2pm
Location: Hendrix College Department of Art (Conway AR), Art Building A, A110

EXHIBIT

GNSI 2016 Student Exhibit Opening
Date: December 4, 2016 - 1-3pm
Location: Hall of Dinosaurs, Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven, CT. 

VIDEOS

Bringing Science to Life Through Drawing
Go over to the North Carolina State University You Tube channel to see Assistant Professor of Biology and GNSI member Jennifer Landin (also the 2017 Annual Conference Chair!) speak about her method of teaching through drawing.

FIELD TRIP

GNSI-DC: Fall Gathering At Scientists' Cliffs
Join GNSI-DC on Saturday Nov 19th for a day of adventure, play and camaraderie on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. We will meet at the house of Mary Ellen and Perry Carsley in the community of Scientists' Cliffs.
Date: November 19, 2016 - 10:30am-4:00pm
Location: Scientists' Cliffs, MD 

NEWS MEDIA

Out of This World: How Artists Imagine Planets Yet Unseen
GNSI friend Lynette Cook’s work is featured along with other fellow artists on an NPR article. The piece describes how the engaging space artists’ conceptions, that represent never seen planets, excite and inspire the public, sometimes to the point of making them believe they are seeing photographs of real environments.


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