Scientific Illustration Class with Lynette Cook @Central

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May 20, 2017 - 1:00pm-4:00pm (ended)


This FREE 3-hr. class with master scientific illustrator, Lynnette Cook, is a rare hands-on opportunity to learn the basics of drawing accurately from nature, using graphite on paper. Advance sign-ups are required, ages 15 and up. Necessary tools and specimens will be provided to help you observe, measure and layout your illustrations. Whether you are thinking of a career in scientific illustration, or you are a scientist interested in enhancing your work, or you want to develop your artistry with a scientific approach, this fun and informative class is for you. Beginners are welcome.

ADVANCE SIGN-UPS ARE REQUIRED. Class is limited to 20 students, ages 15 and up. To register, please email

Lynette Cook is a world-recognized and award-winning scientific illustrator. She studied science illustration via the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and was the national GNSI Corresponding Secretary for several years. She became the staff Artist/Photographer for the Morrison Planetarium, California Academy of Sciences for sixteen years. Cook worked with researchers at the forefront of scientific discoveries; most notably, discoverers of planets outside our solar system. This resulted in worldwide publication of Cook’s astronomical images in books, periodicals, documentaries, and press releases. Go to to see Cook's astronomical illustrations.

In 2010 Cook shifted direction toward painting, her first love. She now focuses on the urban environment of the San Francisco Bay Area, from historical landmarks to more common "everyday" scenes. She is a 2016 grant recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Her work may be viewed at



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