Dorie Petrochko is one of the founding members of the Natural Science Illustration program at the Yale Peabody Museum.
Dorie is an accomplished award-winning painter and natural science illustrator. She has volunteered in Vertebrate Zoology since 2002 and has served as an art instructor for the Natural Science Illustration Certificate Program since 2010 at the Yale Peabody Museum. of Natural History. Some of the art classes she teaches include: Drawing, Watercolor, Colored Pencil, Mixed Media, Composition and Design and Drawing and Painting Feathers, Birds, Trees, and Gems and Minerals.
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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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