Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History – California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

1305 East Cliff Drive

Santa Cruz

The Art of Nature | April 10 – June 21, 2015 

The Museum welcomes back the California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators for its annual exhibit highlighting the amazing detail and artistry of local science illustrators. Come experience 40 works in a variety of media, depicting botany, birds, mammals and invertebrates and discover why art is so important to science, and our understanding of the natural world. Budding artists of all ages are invited to explore the beautiful world of illustration and test their own skills while drawing Museum specimens at our Illustration Station.

Special Events:

Live Artist Demonstrations | May 1st & June 5th, 5-8pm

How do you capture the details of a butterfly wing or the colors of a feather in an illustration? See local exhibit artists demonstrate their impressive techniques and enjoy light refreshments while viewing the exhibit.

Naturalist Night: Illustrating Science | May 12, 7-8:30pm

This evening we will explore how nature sketching unlocks the curious mind through direct and sustained observation–and how observation of nature ultimately leads to a greater connection with the environment. We will also have the opportunity to play with pencil and paper and learn some practical illustration techniques. Register Online:

May, May Midtown
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