HUH Seminar Series - Gretchen Kai Halpert


Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. HUH Seminar Room 125.

Gretchen Kai Halpert, Illustrator, Educator
Scientific Illustration Distance Program

Topic: Models for Drawings; Drawings for Models

Scientific illustrators employ whatever means help accomplish their goals. They design models to help visualize and draw their subjects, and they make careful observational drawings in order to create models. This presentation explores both, with a focus on the historic drawings and glass models of marine invertebrates and botanical specimens by Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka. Examples of maquettes, plaster and paper models, and glass flame-working techniques may inspire you to add drawing or model-making to your repertoire.

Host: Jenny Brown, Collection Manager, Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants