Workshops

Full Day Workshops:

Business Vibes: Find your Frequency for Success (Full Day Workshop)

Business Vibes: Find your Frequency for Success (Full Day Workshop)

Justin Klein, Founder, Mito Pop and Mesa Schumacher, Principal/Owner, Mesa Studios

 

Wednesday, July 20
Time: 8 am – 5 pm
Cost: $260 Member, $315 Nonmember
Max Attendance: 20

8 CEU Hrs.: Business

Participants in this workshop will be provided the tools, trends, and knowledge to work confidently as full or part-time, self-employed medical illustrators and/or animators. During the workshop, participants will identify their current station, strengths, and weaknesses as artists and businesspeople, then define professional goals, marketing strategies/tactics, sales pitches, client and subcontractor negotiation strategies, and day-to-day processes and tasks necessary to maintain a self-employed studio practice. The target audience may be just starting out in medical visualization, or they may have years of experience but are at a crossroad or period of frustration in their career. They may already have awareness of many of the pieces necessary to successfully operate a self-employed business, or may still be learning how the pieces fit together. This 8-hour workshop is appropriate for both groups.

This workshop organizes all major aspects of running a personal professional studio into a pedagogical format which includes lecture, reflection and application to personal situations, and active application of skills in the form of role-play, exercises, and dialogues between co-hosts, followed by active Q&A and discussion.  In this way, participants will gain a framework on which to build the bones of a successful personal business and have the opportunity to identify and/or break bad habits or gaps in their existing business, as well as practice skills that will help them climb the rungs to the next level of their career – for both better business management and creative fulfillment.

This workshop will help you:

  1. Identify who you are as artists, define what your business provides, and where you want to fit economically and artistically in the medical visualization landscape
  2. Learn how to advocate your business to potential clients, pitch yourself for work, and follow through with best work and customer service practices after winning a project
  3. Management of business and artistic progression (benchwork, advertising, marketing, admin, continuing education and creative growth) to keep the jobs rolling in, and avoid burnout

Keywords: self-employed, business professional, studio owner

A Practical Workshop on Leveraging Molecular Structural Data for Illustrations and Animations (Full Day Workshop)

A Practical Workshop on Leveraging Molecular Structural Data for Illustrations and Animations (Full Day Workshop)

Derek Ng, Assistant Professor, Master of Science in Biomedical Communications Graduate Program at University of Toronto

 

Wednesday, July 20
Time: 8 am – 5 pm
Cost: $260 Member, $315 Nonmember
Max Attendance: 20

4 CEU Hr: Art + 4 CEU Hr: Biomed

In this workshop, attendees will gain hands-on experience in acquiring, evaluating, visualizing, and integrating real-world molecular structural data from a variety of sources to create well-informed, scientifically accurate molecular illustrations and animations. This will include exploring the strengths and weaknesses of different molecular structural data sources, and the tools, implications, best practices, and workflows for using such data. In addition, we will address practical issues such as structural data cleanup, missing /incomplete structures, chimeric structures, artifacts, biological units, and breaking down/constructing large molecular complexes. You will learn, in detail, how to use molecular visualization software to visualize, explore, model, and analyze molecular structural data, generate digital maquettes, and create assets for downstream illustration/animation workflows.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Decide on the type of molecular structural data that you might need for a given project
  2. Acquire, assess, explore, modify, and integrate molecular structural data from a variety of sources into your illustration/animation workflows
  3. Balance the many factors to consider when deciding on whether a molecular structure is right for a give project’s communication goal(s), messaging, venue, and target audience

Keywords:   molecular visualization, proteins, molecular biology, molecular structures

 

Intro to Zbrush (Full Day Workshop)

Intro to Zbrush (Full Day Workshop)

Jeremy Miller, 3D Medical Modeler Sr., Arthrex, Inc.

 

Wednesday, July 20
Time: 8 am – 5 pm
Cost: $260 Member, $315 Nonmember
Max Attendance: 20

8 CEU Hr: Art

This is an introductory-level course for attendees interested in taking the plunge to learn the expansive 3D sculpting titan that is ZBrush. For new users, navigating the ZBrush menus can be a daunting task on its own, let alone comprehending a complete sculpting pipeline. This hands-on course will start off as an exploration of the ZBrush user interface and getting a project started. From there, the lesson will branch into a demonstration of commonly used tools, various techniques and approaches for dynamesh sculpting, and how to use key functions that minimize effort while maximizing efficiency. This workshop will present a breakdown of the basic ZBrush fundamentals to provide attendees with an overview of an everyday sculpting workflow.

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Customize and navigate the user interface
  2. Carry out various dynamesh sculpting techniques for initial mesh development and ideation
  3. Utilize various brush hotkeys to speed up workflow
  4. Create high-resolution detail using custom brushes, alphas, and surface noise- and much more

Keywords:  ZBrush, sculpting, modeling

Half Day Workshops:

Do Like da Vinci: Drawing in the Human Gross Anatomy and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Labs with BPMI at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (Half Day Workshop + Travel)

Do Like da Vinci: Drawing in the Human Gross Anatomy and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Labs with BPMI at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (Half Day Workshop + Travel)

Dr. Michael Lyons, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University


Wednesday, July 20
Time: 7 am Departure, 2 pm Return (lunch onsite is included)
Cost: $260 Member, $315 Nonmember
Max Attendance: 48
(Note: This session will include up to 15 student volunteers)

4 CEU Hr: Biomed

Join us for a first-time experience or come sharpen your human and non-human vertebrate anatomy knowledge at one of the best veterinary medicine labs in the nation. There is no better way to learn than by exploring anatomy first-hand, drawing from direct observation, and working from one of the largest and most well-prepared university collections. Gather in small groups around the dissecting table to learn and draw from prosected cadavers with an unobstructed view.  Learn key diagnostics, critical anatomical features, anomalies, and pathology from six cadavers, and over 100 skeletal and plastinated animal specimens from content experts. Carefully prepared specimens, including fully-articulated large animal skeletons and serial-sectioned plastinated specimens will be accessible in-the-round.  Brought to you by the Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration Program’s Director, Kim Moss, and presented by Dr. Michael Lyons, Associate Teaching Professor in Biomedical Sciences, Distinguished Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Six Star Professional Development Fellow awarded by the American Physiological Society. This workshop will include lecture content, Q&A, educational presentations through rotations in the lab, and 2 hours of anatomy drawing within the state-of-the-art lab.

By attending this workshop, attendees will:

  1. Observe and draw from human prosected cadavers and non-human animal specimens from direct observation
  2. Engage in comparative vertebrate anatomy study
  3. Identify diagnostic anatomical features, anomalies, and pathology from six cadavers, and multiple skeletal and plastinated animal specimens presented from content experts
  4. Relate gross anatomy teaching objectives to the visualization needs of veterinary medical students and instructors.

 

Established in 1879, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is known as the first public veterinary college in the nation and offers DMV, PhD, and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. This accredited Veterinary Medicine Institution is one of the largest, with 4,617 Large Animal Patients and 14,949 Small Animal Patients per year.  Iowa State University is home to the Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration Program in Ames, Iowa, where students come from all over the world to enroll in this 4-year major to learn to Communicate Science Through Art.