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Virtual Moth Scientific Illustration

Virtual Moth Scientific Illustration

January 6, 2024, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Explore the enchanting world of moths in our two-hour virtual scientific illustration class. From intricately patterned wings to feathery antennae, delve into the details that make these nocturnal creatures fascinating subjects. Join us for a journey blending art and science, where you’ll spend the first 30 minutes in an interactive session learning about moths and their importance in the environment as “night shift” pollinators. The next hour and a half will be learning how to capture the ethereal beauty of moths with an introduction to scientific illustration.  

Pull out your favorite drawing tools, curiosity, and questions for this introductory class taught by scientific illustrator and educator, Skye Young of The Curious Hound (@thecurioushound). 

*You will receive a Zoom link 24 hours prior to the class* 

Instructor:  Skye Young Professional Scientific Illustrator  

Formerly of Denver CO, Skye is an illustrator and educator living in Wales, UK with her husband, black cat, and curious hound dog. She is currently working to establish Creative Space, an interdisciplinary arts space for the community to explore their creativity, sense of place, and belonging through workshops and shared studio space.

Her artwork is an exploration of the inextricable connection humans have with the natural world, through life and death, and a celebration of beauty and inquiry.


  •  $35 Non-Member 
  • $30 Member 

What you’ll learn:

  • Dive into the captivating universe of moths in our two-hour virtual scientific illustration class! 
  • Explore the intricacies of moth anatomy, including their stunning patterned wings and delicate feathery antennae. 
  • Engage in a dynamic fusion of art and science with a 30-minute interactive session, unraveling the mysteries of these fascinating nocturnal creatures. 
  • Learn the art of capturing the ethereal beauty of moths through scientific illustration with Skye Young, a seasoned scientific illustrator, and educator from The Curious Hound (@thecurioushound). 
  • Bring your creativity to life using your favorite drawing tools during the hands-on portion, where you’ll craft your own scientific illustrations of moths. 
  • Gain practical knowledge and skills from a seasoned expert in the field, setting the foundation for your artistic journey. 
  • Have your burning questions answered in a personalized Q&A session, satisfying your curiosity about moths and scientific illustration.