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Scientific Illustration: Autumn Sketchbook - Afternoon Session

Course Starts

September 25, 2021

Course Time (CST)

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Course Type


Course Ends

November 13, 2021

Course Cost



Join instructor Jacki Whisenant for a seasonally-themed sketchbook exploration designed to encourage the incorporation of art into a regular practice for relaxation and artistic exploration. The Autumn Sketchbook course will explore techniques for field sketching while out on a fall hike, looking at natural objects like seeds, changing leaves, and autumn creatures, as well as guided exercises for looking at color and texture in both settings. The course is a way to make space in the day for art as an enjoyable practice to take with you far beyond the limits of this course. This course is limited to twelve participants.

SUPPLIES REQUIRED: Download suggested supply list here.

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: Scholarship applications for this course are no longer being accepted.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS COURSE? Visit our FAQ page or e-mail course coordinator Angela Johnson.

DISCOUNT FOR ACADEMY MEMBERS: Members receive a 10% discount Member Rate on this course (discount applied during registration). Not an Academy member? Choose the "Member Rate + Membership" option during registration to receive your discount rate. Academy Members receive discounts on courses, contests, and ticketed events, as well as an annual subscription to Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine.


Jacki Whisenant is a scientific illustrator with a fondness for bats, beetles, and other unsung ecological heroes. After completing a course in Science Illustration at CSU-Monterey Bay, Jacki is currently finishing a Master's in Entomology at UW-Madison. Always inspired by the natural world, it is a delight to get outside and investigate tiny...

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