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Summer of Science Illustration

***ANNOUNCEMENT*** Due to the current situation, summer classes at CSUMB will be hosted ONLINE for 2020.

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. Classes can be taken separately or as consecutive 2-week courses.

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

Payment is due at time of registration.

Registration for summer courses opens April 6th, 2020.

Each course is 3 units.

For more information, call (831) 582-5159 or email scienceillustration@csumb.edu.

Sketch of Passionflower
Passionflower Study by Mattias Lanas

2020 Courses

Digital Painting

Course Number: 32116

Number & Section: 395(31)

Dates: June 15-26

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

Instructor: Justine Hirten

Explore science illustration using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. We will take a focused look into tablet based digital drawing and inking in Illustrator and digital painting in Photoshop with the goal of making digital painting accessible to everyone. No prior art, science or digital illustration experience necessary, however basic computer skills are highly recommended.

Botanical Illustration

Course Number: 32115

Number & Section: 395 (30)

Dates: June 15-26

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

Instructor: Yvonne Byers

Join us for two weeks of painting and illustrating plants and flowers using pen & ink and watercolor. Students will gain insights into color theory, light, and a variety of useful illustration techniques. In addition, we’ll explore plant anatomy and plant structure for a deeper understanding and appreciation of the botanical world. All levels of experience are welcome. No prior art or science experience is necessary.

Marine Science Illustration

Course Number: 32114

Number & Section: 302 (30)

Dates: June 29-July 10

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

Instructor: Amadeo Bachar

Explore techniques necessary for illustrating marine subjects and their environments. Starting with a field trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we will draw inspiration from one of the richest marine environments in the earth’s oceans. Current science illustration styles and conventions will be covered, with a focus on watercolor and graphite.

Field Sketching

Course Number: 32113

Number & Section: 301 (30)

Dates: July 13-July 24

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

Instructor: Andrea Dingeldein

Field sketching can help you discover extraordinary natural subjects in ordinary places: from around your house, to your neighborhood, and beyond! This online course will cover basic drawing skills and color mixing techniques that will help you capture subjects in nature realistically, followed by several creative project prompts that will boost your observational skills and invigorate your sketchbook pages. Class instruction focuses mostly on pencil and watercolor techniques, but the use of a variety of materials is encouraged.

How to Register

***Due to the mandatory Monterey County shelter-in-place, our office has limited on-campus operations. Please submit all payment and registration forms via email - extended@csumb.edu, or fax - (831) 582-5376. For your protection, please exclude any sensitive information and we will call you (e.g. social security number, credit card number, etc.)***

Submit your completed registration form

By Email: Extended@csumb.edu

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.

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

How to Pay

Program fees: $280 per unit + $39 per term 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.
Carmel River State Beach by Andrea Dingeldein
Carmel River State Beach by Andrea Dingeldein

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