Test your artistic limits at the Body Worlds Animal Inside Out exhibition

Dec 19 2017, 8:33 pm

Science World’s adding an artistic twist to its Body Worlds Animal Inside Out exhibition on March 10.


Guests will have the chance to pick from over 100 plasticized specimens to draw at Life Drawing Evening. Professional artist Bronwyn Schuster will demonstrate her own sketches while helping others with their own. 

Image: Bronwyn Schuster

Bronwyn Schuster / Science World 

Vancity Buzz had the chance to sit down with Science World’s curator Frederike Moon to ask what guests can expect from the event.

“Most people who come in already have an appreciation for nature and this is a great opportunity for them, to draw these animals in a way they can’t otherwise,” says Moon.

“People will really enjoy it, everyone who’s seen it so far had a great time.”

Onlookers will be able to draw sketches of each animal’s intricate blood system and muscles. Some examples include a giraffe, bull, camel, dog, and much more.

Specimen sketch / Science World

Specimen sketch / Science World

Each animal was preserved through a process called plastination in which the blood and fat of each animal is replaced with polymer resin. It’s then put into a vacuum so it hardens and cures.

If you’re looking to have an in depth tour of the Body Worlds exhibit, show up at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Thursdays for the rest of March.

Specimen / Science World

Specimen / Science World

Vancouverites are urged to visit the spectacle with family, friends, or even a date for a unique experience you can’t find anywhere else. Just bring your pencil crayons, paper, and an open mind.

Life Drawing Evening

When: March 10, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: TELUS World of Science

Cost: Prices vary – buy online

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