Khula Aasmaan Artists 2019
Scientific Illustration workshop for the winners of Khula Aaasmaan painting competition
Science outreach efforts taken by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, is inspiring.
In the early winter, We conducted a scientific illustration workshop for the winners of the painting competition; Khula Aaasmaan. 👨🎨🎨🖌️
Firstly, the participants got introduced to the basics of cell biology. Then Shraddha from the science activity centre, IISER Pune also introduced how they can extract DNA from banana using the tools available at their home. Next, they got to know how they can make illustrations of cell biology using CellPaint. At the end of the session, each participant made their first scientific illustration of an HIV virus getting into a host cell. 🦠🧫
Many hands went up when we asked who wants to draw science and become a scientific illustrator. It was exciting for us too to interact with a room full of super talented kids. 💙
Many Thanks to Dr. Neeraja Dashaputre, Cipla, IISER Pune and Science Activity Centre for making this workshop possible.
Photos by Imayavan Pattabhiraman