Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Herbaria Seminar

Gretchen Kai Halpert, Illustrator, Educator, Scientific Illustration Distance Program, will give a talk on "Models for Drawings; Drawings for Models."

Abstract: Scientific illustrators employ whatever means help accomplish their goals. They design models to help visualize and draw their subjects, and they make careful observational drawings in order to create models. This presentation explores both, with a focus on the historic drawings and glass models of marine invertebrates and botanical specimens by Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka. Examples of maquettes, plaster and paper models, and glass flame-working techniques may inspire you to add drawing or model-making to your repertoire.

Contact Name: 

Claire Gallagher

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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