Science Illustration

8 total reviews for this sensei
8 reviews

Observational drawing is an important skill for scientific illustrators and an easy exercise to practice. Skill sensei, Patricia Ferrer Beals, a trained scientific illustrator, shows us how to use our observation to create beautiful illustrations.

Meet Your Sensei

  • Patricia Ferrer Beals is an experienced medical and scientific illustrations and has worked on all types of projects from drawing animals for a multi-volume animal life encyclopedia to exhibit illustrations for museums and botanical gardens. Patricia studied both art and biology at Washington University in St. Louis and received her master’s degree in Medical & Biological Illustration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Patricia is currently a full-time Lecturer at the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, teaching various classes in drawing, visual communication and science illustration. Professionally, Patricia also spent 3 years at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum as the Interactive Media Coordinator developing science related educational programs for children. From there she went on to a working on the Education Team at the University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichol’s Arboretum, as Interpretation and Exhibit Coordinator. There she specialized in graphic design, content creation, and botanical illustration for seasonal and permanent exhibits.


8 reviews
  • Katrina S - Jun 22, 2021:
    Loved that you made available for Australia at a reasonable hour for kids.

  • Jacqui R - Jun 22, 2021:
    It was great, my daughter and friend loved it!

  • Phoebe M - Jun 22, 2021:
    My kid wanted more drawing and techniques. Loved the workshop concept.

  • Lisa R - Jun 22, 2021:
    Thank you

  • Linda P - Jun 22, 2021:
    Thank you

  • Amanda A - Jun 22, 2021:
    Thank You- My child really enjoyed listening and learning about how to add details to the art she makes.

  • Kevin I - Jun 22, 2021:
    Thanks for offering this class!

  • Angelika D - Jun 22, 2021:
    Thank you for offering this workshop