During the first afternoon: we will practice simple stroke exercises with charcoal and black stone, in order to find enough ability for drawing a cell. Then, thanks to animated examples, we will address a few fundamental aspects of the representation of movement.
During the second day, we will first deal with the representation of molecules, and then with the representation of tissues. On this basis, we will speak about changes of space scale, time scales and abstraction levels. Then we will consider which objects and contexts, at human scale, can help us imagine the spatiality of microscopic structures.
Each participant will then focus on one topic, alone or by group. We will give a simple method combining two main aspects: gathering the existing visual documentation and sketching the new image. As a conclusion, we will discuss the works in progress, how they could be developed with various techniques (watercolour, pen, vector graphics, and so on…), and more generally how drawing can be used in scientific transmission, either between colleagues or with the general public.