Saturday, January 16, 2016

Seattle Sketcher Visits Our Tropical Butterfly House

Seattle locals are familiar with the weekly drawings in the Seattle Times by Gabriel Campanario, The Seattle Sketcher, and founder of the worldwide Urban Sketchers movement. The Life Sciences Department was delighted last week when Gabriel came to sketch in our Tropical Butterfly House for his weekly column.

Like the true journalist that he is, Gabriel spent as much time asking questions and learning about our butterflies, our exhibit, and our staff as he did drawing his surroundings. In the warm quiet of the garden, the artist created this scene in his sketchpad.

To see Gabriel’s final drawing in color go to this week’s column.

Drawing includes the skill of keen observation that most scientists relate to. Closely viewing and reproducing a scene or a subject onto paper is an excellent way to learn about the world and its inhabitants.

Pacific Science Center invites you to bring a sketchpad and pencil on your next visit. Find an inconspicuous spot and enjoy the pleasures of observing and drawing.

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