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New Course!

"Digital Drawing Using Procreate®" with guest instructor and fine artist Andrew Nixon.

Course description on "Upcoming Classes" page.

Instructor bio:  

Andrew Nixon has taught drawing and painting at universities for more than 25 years, most recently to students at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

A native of Rhode Island, he holds a BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts at Boston University and an MFA from Indiana University’s Hope School of Fine Arts.  Nixon’s paintings have been widely exhibited in numerous one-person and group shows in the United States and Europe. His work is in the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, the Newport Art Museum, the Stewartry Museum in Scotland, and several corporate collections. He is a winner of the 2012-13 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. 


Image: "Maine Islands" ©Andrew Nixon. See more of Andrew's work:

Equipment requirements for this class:

-Computer with camera and Zoom installed

-An Apple Pencil (2nd generation) with these iPad models: 


  • iPad Air (4th generation and later)

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation and later)

  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation and later)




An Apple Pencil (1st generation) with these iPad models:


  • iPad (6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th generation)

  • iPad (10th generation)*

  • iPad Air (3rd generation)

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generation)

  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch

  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch


SIDP Social Hour and Sketch

August 19, 2023 Saturday Social Hour and Sketch, 1:00 EDT 

If you are curious about the SIDP, or want to re-connect with former classmates, join us for an informative and relaxing social hour from 1:00-2:00 on Zoom. Stay a bit longer and sketch with new and old friends. Free registration.

Past events


SIDP Social Hour!

Ask questions about classes, meet others interested in science illustration, socialize with classmates and graduates. INFO 


Saturday, December 10, 2022 1:00-2:00 pm EST


"Tips on Framing Scientific Illustrations and Art"
Live Zoom event with guest speaker, Joely Rogers
Saturday, June 19, 1:00-2:00 pm ET

SIDP Social Hour!
Saturday, June 19, 2022 8:00-9:30 pm ET

Sketch With Me! Live.

Fun, fast, energizing and relaxing. Each class runs for one hour, beginning with brief instruction and information about the subject, and comments throughout as we draw together live. New! Offered twice to accommodate students in every time zone! Note your time preference during registration. A link to join will be sent to you prior to class. $15/class

Future Workshops To Be Determined....

2020 past workshops:

  • Fruits and Vegetables!November 21 1:00 and 7:00 ET

        What's the difference? Basic anatomy.

  • Leaves! November 7   1:00pm ET and 7:00pm

      Tricks and tips for looking  at and drawing leaves.

  • Beaks and Feet! November 14   1:00pm ET and 7:00pm Shapes, Textures, Anatomy and Purpose. 

  • Birds! April 23   1:00-2:00 EDT  

      Skeleton, muscles, feathers         

  • Mammals! April 9 1:00-2:00 EDT 

      How do they move, how to capture

  • Plants! April 16  1:00-2:00 EDT 

      Anatomy, physiology, sketching   


      Donations directly support this program

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