Instructor: Scott Rawlins

Scott Rawlins
Scott Rawlins is a professor emeritus of scientific illustration at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa., and a freelance artist whose clients include the National Museum of Natural History and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Scott has served as president of the Guild of Natural ScienceIllustrators, the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators and the American Society of Botanical Artists.

Classes by this instructor


Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using basic shapes, fruit, and leaves, learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.
244BIL301AO 05/06 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Rawlins
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Apply your understanding of contours, perspective, and tone to drawing three distinct types of flowers. The object is to accurately draw a fully toned flowering plant. Explore compositional possibilities, textures, and details.
251BIL303BO 07/13 Sa 11:30am-2:30pm Rawlins
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This intro class teaches you basic botanical illustration techniques to help you make realistic drawings of branches, stems, leaves, and flowers using graphite and colored pencil.
244BIL145CO 06/04 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Rawlins
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251BIL145DO 07/17 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Rawlins
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251BIL145FO 09/23 Mo 10:30am-1:30pm Rawlins
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