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Learn To Draw Marine Animals At Maritime Aquarium In Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will host "Marine Animal Illustration," a five-week after-hours drawing-instruction course.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will host "Marine Animal Illustration," a five-week after-hours drawing-instruction course. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- Learn how to draw marine animals in a special program offered by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

“Marine Animal Illustration,” an after-hours drawing-instruction course that will meet from 6-8 p.m. on five Tuesdays – from March 15 to April 12.

Award-winning artist and naturalist Patricia Wynne will lead this intensive course, which will serve as a great introduction for beginners and a bonus opportunity for advanced artists to hone their skills. With sharks, anemones, jellies, sea turtles and more, The aquarium presents diverse and inspiring subjects for artists of every level. Session topics will include:

  • The basics of drawing marine animals.
  • Gesture drawing of fast-moving animals.
  • Countershading; composing an inhabited setting.
  • Drawing anatomical details of fish, invertebrates and mammals.

Wynne is a New York City-based freelance artist who works for scientists at research organizations around the world, and has illustrated more than 170 books for both adults and children.

Her work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Food and Wine, Cricket, and Scientific American. Her books have received awards from Parenting magazine, the John Burroughs Association and the National Science Teachers Association. “Hello, Bumblebee Bat,” a book written by Darrin Lunde and illustrated by Wynne, was nominated for a 2008 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award by the American Library Association.

The cost for the class is $150 or $135 for members. Art materials are not included; registrants will receive a materials list beforehand. Participants must be at least 16 years old.

Advance registration is required. Sign up at the aquarium's website in the Public Programs section under the “Fun & Learning” tab. Or call 203-852-0700, ext. 2206.

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