Artists workshop

Life Adrift - a practical workshop for artists

Have you ever wanted to draw, sketch and paint some of the sea's smallest animals and plants?

Come along to our practical art workshop and experience the world of marine plankton

Using microscopes we will be looking at some living and preserved zooplankton specimens from the a monitoring station near the Eddystone reef off Plymouth.  We will be looking at: Copepods, marine worms, fish larvae, ctenophores and gelatinous zooplankton, starfish and barnacle larvae, crab larvae, shrimp larvae and krill.

Marine plankton is unusual in its structure, form and colour.  The session offers artists a unique chance to experience plankton and use the inspiration it provides.  Local artists Debby Mason says 'To be able to draw from observations looking down a microscope was a wonderful opportunity, revealing a beautiful, unknown world.'

The workshop will be held:

Thursday 3rd October 2013 at the

Resource Centre, Marine Biological Association, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, PL1 2PB.

First session will be 10.00 - 12.30

Second session will be 13.30 - 16.00

We can accommodate 10 students in each session on a first come first served basis.

Please bring along any artists equipment you need on the day as we can only provide the biological specimens and the microscopes.Please sign in at Reception on arrival.  If you would like to attend please sign up for this course by emailing Clare Buckland ( or calling 01752 633265 stating your preference for the morning or afternoon session

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