About Gretchen

Who I am and why I started this program I have loved and combined art, science, and education throughout my professional life. Art, from exposure, and from being encouraged to draw. "Go draw." Science, through love of nature, from being allowed to "go outside and play". Teaching came later, when a colleague at RISD/CE said, "We need someone to teach medical illustration. Do you know anyone?" I was immediately hooked on sharing everything I knew. My professional background in brief: -Graduate of Portland High School (Portland, Maine) -BA in botany, Connecticut College -Graduate studies in biological illustration, University of New Haven -Certificate in Scientific and Technical Illustration,