Painting the Natural World
December 1, 2015 - January 19, 2016
Explore the Museum’s celebrated dioramas during an after-hours painting workshop in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals. Artists Eric Hamilton and Greg Follender provide hands-on instruction in acrylic paint to help participants better understand color and composition and improve technical skills like brush control. Get a glimpse into the history and craftsmanship behind world-class dioramas and take home a painting of your own.
Basic painting skill level is recommended for this course.
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January 25, 2017 - March 1, 2017
Join Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt for an after-hours, behind-the-scenes look at our legendary dioramas.
February 25, 2017
In this one-day course, we will explore the basic biology of stem cells, understand new research techniques, and address the ethical concerns that surround them.
March 8, 2017 - April 12, 2017
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