Once more, Max the Mutt’s Animal Drawing students visit the Royal Ontario Museum !
Tina Seemann, Co-director of Max the Mutt and Animation program Coordinator, took our Year 3 Concept Art and Illustration students to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) for their Animal Drawing course and had this to say about their visit:
” Even though we added 2 new bird skeletons ( a falcon and a pheasant, beautifully articulated by Sachi Schott ) to our anatomical collection, I still value a ROM
visit where we get to draw more skeletons, birds and various animals as well.
For our Illustration
and Concept Art
students, the ROM
is an amazing resource! Mark Peck, the head of Ornithology is always kind enough to take students on a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of the museum’s collections. He shows us the collections of ‘bird skins’, taxidermy, eggs and all kinds of wonderful things!
The students were really happy to learn that they are welcome to return and draw from the collections should they require bird reference for a future project.
The ROM is a resource that any young artist can use when the internet isn’t enough. 3D models are always best! “