Dinosaur Osteology Art Course: Allosaurus

Visual Art Course with Jason C. Poole

Are you fascinated by skeletons, dinosaurs, and the remains of long-dead species? Then this is the art class for you!! "Dinosaur Osteology Art," DOA, (fittingly, also short for "Dead on Arrival"), offers an intimate experience for artists of any level to learn new techniques and refine skills with Paleontologist and Paleoartist Jason C. Poole.

From popular culture to scientific journals, fully fleshed-out dinosaur reconstructions have long inspired the imaginations of artists, scientists, and enthusiasts. Artistic reconstructions play an integral role in paleontology by constantly pushing the boundaries of what scientists know about the visual dinosaur. This class will explore the basis of all our dinosaur understanding: the skeletons themselves.

The sculptural shapes of dinosaur fossil bones, like the bones of all vertebrate animals, hold many clues to understanding what these long-extinct animals looked like (form) and what they did (function). In these classes, you will learn how to identify and draw the bones of Allosaurus, and by doing so, begin to unlock the complex and fascinating relationships between form and function.

To sign up, please complete the Registration Form by Sunday, January 3rd. You will receive an email confirmation, as well as a link to make a payment via PayPal or Venmo. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Class Details


    8-9:30 PM EST

    1/6/2021 to 3/10/2021


    4 person minimum to run class

    All sketching skill levels welcome

    Week 1: History of Paleo Art and Introduction to Anatomical Terms
    Week 2: Skull
    Week 3: Cervical Vertebra and Ribs
    Week 4: Dorsal Vertebra and Ribs
    Week 5: Sacral and Caudal Vertebra and Chevrons
    Week 6: Front Limbs and Shoulder Girdle
    Week 7: Hind Limbs and Pelvis
    Week 8: Layout of Skeleton
    Week 9: Finishing Touches
    Week 10: Presentations and Feedback

    Recommended Supplies:
    Strathmore 18"x24" Drawing Pad
    x2 4H Pencils
    x2 2B Pencils
    1 Mars Plastic Eraser

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