Dorie Petrochko

Founding  Member

Dorie Petrochko is one of the founding members of the Natural Science Illustration program at the Yale Peabody Museum.

Art Instructor

Dorie is an accomplished painter and natural science illustrator. She also served as an art instructor since 2010 at the Yale Peabody Museum. Some of the art classes she teaches include: Drawing, Watercolor, Colored Pencil, Mixed Media, Drawing and Painting Feathers, Birds, Trees, and Gems and Minerals. 

More About Dorie Petrochko

Traveling and painting birds to benefit bird conservation and species preservation is a lifelong passion for Dorie. She is committed to using her talents to educate people about our changing environment and the need to protect its species

Dorie is an award-winning wildlife painter who has exhibited and published her work nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the Don Eckelberry Fellowship for wildlife painting from the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, the Julia and David White Artist
Fellowship in Costa Rica and the Big Cypress National Park artist residency in the Florida Everglades. She holds a masters degree in art education from Southern Connecticut State University and a certificate in botanical and natural science illustration from the New York Botanical Garden. A founding instructor of the
Peabody Museum of Natural History’s Natural Science Illustration Program,Petrochko teaches classes in drawing, watercolor, mixed media and colored pencil and is an active member and exhibitor of the New England Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.

Art by Dorie Petrochko

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