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Colored Pencil & Pastel Dust on Coquille Board

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Led by Scott Rawlins, Artist, Scientific Illustrator and Designer
Co-sponsored by Jenkins Arboretum  & Gardens and the Philadelphia  Society of Botanical Illustrators

Coquille board is a textured paper that reduces drawn lines to a stipple-like pattern resembling a mezzotint.  Black and white drawings on coquille board are executed as if they were tonal but can be reproduced as line –  which is a real time saver for those who work slowly!  It is also possible to use colored media on coquille board.   “Thin” media such as pastel and colored pencil will adhere to the surface adequately without destroying its distinguishing texture.  This combination of media produces results that resemble tinted stipple drawings. Scott Rawlins graduated from Earlham College with a degree in biology, and holds graduate degrees in museum education and medical & biological illustration from the George Washington University and the University of Michigan respectively.

Scott is a Professor at Arcadia University where he teaches scientific illustration and design. He regularly exhibits his artwork nationally and has served on the boards of the Guild as well as the American Association of Botanical Artists and the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators. His illustrations have appeared in the Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Invertebrate Biology, Acta Zoologica and Zootaxa as well as many other publications. Scott currently works as a research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

Pre-registration required.
Free for Jenkins and PSBI members. 
Class size limited. $10 for non-members.

Drawing by Scott Rawlins


Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 US