7981 South Forest Road 202
Young, AZ 85554
AAS Field School
The Q Ranch Archaeological Program, as part of the Arizona Archaeological Society (AAS), is pleased to offer a Scientific Illustration Workshop taught by professional artist and scientific illustrator Bryan Donahue. Students will learn the importance and value of scientific illustration and have the opportunity to illustrate artifacts, flora and other objects from Q Ranch. The goals of this workshop are to:
1. learn basic scientific illustration techniques;
2. produce an accurate and detailed record of an artifact or other found object, plant, insect, etc.;
3. learn more about the object itself through careful examination, and;
4. inform others about the intricacies of an object through detailed illustration that cannot be as easily conveyed through words or photographs.
Opening comments will be given by Dr. John W. Hohmann. Dr. Hohmann has over 39 years of professional archaeological experience. He has been the Director and Senior Principal Investigator of the AAS Q Ranch Archaeological Program since 1989. Dr. Hohmann has published numerous excavation reports where various scientific illustrations were used and will share such experiences with the workshop participants.
Mr. Donahue earned his degree at the University of Arizona, in Studio Art with an emphasis in Scientific Illustration. Before becoming a highly successful sculptor and artist, he worked as a scientific illustrator at numerous institutions, consulting archaeological firms, and for the US military. These include the Arizona State Museum, the Archaeological Research Center-Hawaii, the US Air Force and the US Army. Hohmann and Donahue met at the U of A and began their first work together in archaeology and scientific illustration at the Arizona State Museum. Hohmann and Donahue will be assisted by Ms. Peg Davis, staff archaeologist.
The workshop is limited to ten students, with a minimum of five. All students must sign an indemnification and liability waiver. Participants will stay at the Q Ranch Lodge and during free time, may enjoy additional sketching and recreation opportunities.
Dates & Fees
Arrive after 2pm Saturday, June 14 and depart after breakfast on Friday, June 20 (6 nights lodging).
The cost is $895 per person (shared room) or $1195 per person (single occupancy). This includes lodging, meals and course registration fees. To register, visit qranch.com and click the "Reservations & Deposits" link. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 970-0219.