Other Resources



Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines
by Graphic Artists Guild

The current edition of the Handbook continues the tradition with new information, listings and pricing guidelines. It addresses legal rights and issues such as how copyright laws affect the income and work of graphic artists. It also provides tips on how to negotiate the best deals, pricing guidelines, and includes sample contracts.


The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds
by John Muir Laws

 This is more than a guide to drawing birds it is also an introduction to the lives, forms, and postures of the birds themselves.An imaginative field instruction book for really seeing and drawing birds by the bestselling author of the innovative field guides on the Sierra and San Francisco Bay.




Association of Medical Illustrators

The Association of Medical Illustrators furthers the use of visual media to advance life sciences, medicine, and healthcare through a worldwide network of specialized interdisciplinary professionals.


Botanical Artists of Canada

In 2001, a group of artists working in the tradition of botanical illustration formed the Botanical Artists of Canada (BAC). The not-for-profit organization supports members through workshops, courses and critiquing sessions.


Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

The Guild is a nonprofit organization, founded at the Smithsonian Institution in 1968, of persons employed or genuinely interested in the field of natural science illustration. It provides opportunities for professional and scholarly development, and seeks to promote better understanding of the profession among the general public and potential clients requiring the services of natural science illustrators.



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Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
Cambridge, Ontario

The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is situated on a 117 acre site which includes the environmental sensitive Kossuth Bog. The facility includes a 10,800 square foot indoor tropical garden featuring thousands of free flying butterflies from all over the world, over 100 different varieties of tropical plants, waterfalls, streams, reflecting pools, tropical finches, Chinese painted quails, and red-eared slider turtles.

Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre
Hamilton, Ontario

A Discovery Centre is a place to stop in along the trail and learn about the wonders of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. Currently there is only one Discovery Centre located in the Dundas Valley Conservation Area.

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG)
Burlington, Ontario

The Royal Botanical Gardens is the largest botanical garden in Canada, and a National Historic Site. There are indoor and outdoor display gardens, hiking trails, and many acres of nature sanctuaries containing environmentally sensitive habitats.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Toronto, Ontario

The Royal Ontario Museum is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers an unusual breadth of experience to audiences from around the world.

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