Introduction to Scientific Illustration

09 Jun 2021 11:00 12:30
Target Group
Students of the EUGLOH Alliance attending a Bachelor degree (or the first three years of an Integrated Master degree) who are interested in learning the basics of Scientific Illustration
University of Porto
Closed  (Deadline: 04 Jun 2021 23:59)

This virtual seminar will teach students how drawing can have a fundamental role in communicating and disseminating knowledge to the general public, thus raising awareness about the importance of illustration in the context of scientific production and publication.

Starting with an expository approach to the theme, participants will learn the core concepts of Scientific Illustration, how it differs from other types of illustration, its main drawing techniques, and how it serves both Science and Society.

At the end, students will develop their drawing skills through a practical challenge: the illustration of a quail egg, either in colour or in black and white technique. For this exercise, they must apply the basic conventions of Scientific Illustration and use their own drawing material (please download the list of materials below).

Main topics covered:

  • What is Scientific Illustration (SI);
  • How Scientific Illustration started in the past;
  • What is the scientific illustration of today;
  • What are the techniques used in SI;
  • Who does SI;
  • Who uses SI: Science, Teaching, General Public;
  • Basic rules of SI, and an example.

There are 50 places available, selected on a first come first served basis and equally distributed among EUGLOH partner universities.

Language: English

Certificate/ ECTS: A certificate of attendance will be given to students who attend the full webinar and submit their illustration.