Summer Courses

Each summer, instructors from the Science Illustration Graduate Certificate Program host condensed summer classes. All levels are welcome - from interested amateurs and professionals honing their skills, to high school and college students who want to sketch the natural environment or learn to draw what they observe.

2018 Registration Opens: April 13

Cost: $280/unit + $39 campus service fee = $879/class

Payment is due at time of registration.

On-campus housing is available for this program at a pro-rated cost!

For more information, call (831) 582-5159 or email

Sketch of Passionflower

Passionflower Study by Mattias Lanas

Field Sketching

Dates: June 18-29, 2018

Schedule: M-F 9:00am-1:30pm

Course Number: 31991 (3 units)

Instructor: Andrea Dingeldein

Sketch the sweeping vistas of Carmel, tidepools of Pacific Grove, the foggy harbor of Moss Landing, as well as historic Cannery Row. The course focuses on learning to use quick observation & field sketching techniques while exploring the rich ecosystems of California’s central coast. Media explored includes graphite, ink, colored pencil, and watercolor. All levels of experience welcome.

Botanical Illustration (New for 2018!)

Dates: July 2-13, 2018

Schedule: M-F 9:00am-1:30pm

Course Number: 31993 (3 units)

Instructor: Amadeo Bachar

Join us in an exploration of botanical subjects, drawing inspiration from roots to blooms and everything in between. Students will gain basic knowledge of plant anatomy and morphology while learning current science illustration techniques with a focus on watercolor and graphite. All levels of experience welcome.

Digital Science Illustration

Dates: July 16-27, 2018

Schedule: M-F 9:00am-1:30pm

Course Number: 31992 (3 units)

Instructor: Amadeo Bachar

This course introduces students to illustrating science or nature subjects using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Assignments include graph design, digital inking and painting, and colorization of traditional media. Instruction covers both stand-alone digital illustration and the integration of traditional media within the digital platform. All levels of experience welcome.

How to register

Submit your completed registration form

By Mail:

CSUMB College of Extended Education
100 Campus Center
Building 201, Suite 209
Seaside, CA 93955

By Email:

By Fax: 831-582-5376

Please do not email or fax credit card information. College of Extended Education staff will call you for the number.

  • Allow 2-3 business days for your registration to process
  • You will receive an email from after your registration is processed.

How to pay

Program fees: $280 per unit + $39 campus fee = $879 per class

  • If you are not a CSUMB degree-track student, your fees are due at time of registration with check or credit card authorization form.
  • If you are a CSUMB Degree Track Student, register and make your payment online in OASIS.

Credit Card Authorization Form

Ibis by Lauren Bassing

Ibis by Lauren Bassing

Snails by Lindsey Kernodle

Snails by Lindsey Kernodle

Carmel River State Beach by Andrea Dingeldein

Carmel River State Beach by Andrea Dingeldein