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Naturalist Illustration

Naturalist Illustration

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Naturalistic Illustration is a discipline that combines art and science, it is not limited to plants or flowers. In this experience you will be able to open your eyes to the beautiful natural world so often unobserved. We will start this activity by doing a leisurely walk through the dry forest of Tilipulo where we will watch terrestrial owls, long-tailed hummingbirds, agaves, guarangos, various cactus and more, You will be able to choose the plant or animal you would like to illustrate. We will take pictures, live specimens to illustrate them using water color, colored pencil and pencil. The world of illustration will captivate you due to its power to transform and sensitize.

  • Level
  • Duration
    Half Day
  • Activity

    Hiking, Draw, Paint

  • Age Range
  • Group
    Min: 5 – Max: 30
  • Temporality
    Year round
  • Languages
    English – Spanish
  • Includes
    Local Expert
    Entrance Fees
    Filtered Water
  • Not Included

Combine this trip

This trip is a perfect combination for horseback riding to Chucutusí and other experiences in Cotopaxi.  

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  • Cozy work place at Hacienda Tilipulo.
  • Exploring the nature.
  • Manipulation of media and technique.
  • Country food at the Hacienda.
  • Walk and lot of fun.

Tour Location

Cotopaxi province 1:30 from Quito - Panamaericana highway Altitude 2900 mtrs

Maria Jose Hidalgo María José studied visual arts and education in Japan and Ecuador. She is passionate about the wildlife and finds it to be her main source of inspiration. She has taken several courses of scientific and naturalistic illustration which have motivated her to create visual works that convey the fantastic message of the natural world often times unobserved. She uses art as a communication tool to spread a message of environmental preservation.
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