4 Day Workshop for Researchers

Learn 3D illustration for science communication using Blender

Elevate your research communication! Join our workshop and discover how Blender, the open-source 3D illustration software, can transform your research papers and presentations with stunning 3D visuals.

Trusted by 1407 researchers!

Instructed by Rafeeque Mavoor

29 August to 01 September 2024

07:30 pm to 9:00 pm (IST)

Fee: ₹ 1999/- (INR) 

25 USD

4 Live Sessions 

Hands-on projects

Individual support

Life time access

Beginner Level

Limited seats only!

Our workshops have been embraced by researchers from the world's top research institutes. 

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What you will learn?

Introduction to Photography

basics of 3D Modeling

User Interface and Navigation


Particle system




What you can do after this workshop?🚀

Start Creating 
Cover Art Designs

Start making cover art illustration by yourself.

Finding an artist to create a cover art design can be difficult and expensive. With Blender you can create high quality cover art illustrations.

Make effective Table of Content Graphic (TOC)

TOC graphic for your research paper is very important. It is the first information someone see about your work when going through the journal.

Increase the visbility to your research with beautiful TOC graphic illustration.

TOC graphic for your research paper is very important. It is the first information someone see about your work when going through the journal.

Workshop Features

We will have five live sessions during the workshop where the instructor will share valuable informations about using blender for science visualization. Also, your questions will be answered during a Q/A live session.

You will be doing multiple scientific illustration projects during the workshop. Which will help you learn the process and gain confidence to explore further on your own.

You will receive feedback on your project submissions from the instructor during the live session.

Our WhatsApp group will remain active. You can share your work and get feedback from other participants in the future.

When you follow the tutorials, if you face any problems, you can post your question in our WhatsApp group. You will get immediate response from the instructor.

You will get access to many scientific 3D models without any additional costs. Which you can use for any purposes without attribution. 

Rafeeque Mavoor

Meet your Instructor!

Rafeeque Mavoor is a scientific illustrator. He works with researchers, developing scientific illustrations for scientific publications and science communication projects. 

He completed his BS MS dual degree with major in chemistry from IISER Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM) and has been working on scientific illustration and animation projects for the past 7+ years at IISER TVM, IISER Pune, JoVE and Novo Nordisk. 

Since then, he has conducted multiple science illustration workshops at GNSI, IIT Gandhinagar, IISER Bhopal, IISER TVM, IISER Pune, SciRio, Wow Science (IISER Pune) and conducted the workshop for Khula Aasman competition winners. Rafeeque has trained more than 1000 researchers through online workshops.

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Postdoc at Technical University of Munich

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Project Scientific Coordinator 

ICTS, Bengaluru

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Get Certified!

Yes! Once you submit your projects, you will receive certification for this workshop

Official and verified:

Receive a certificate signed by the instructor and bearing the logo of the institution to validate your accomplishments and improve your career prospects.

Easily shareable

Include the certificate in your CV or resume, or post it on LinkedIn. You may even share it on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter.

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Use your certificate to boost your professional credibility and set yourself apart from the crowd!



Your computer should support Blender. (Go to blender.org and install Blender)

Having a mouse is a must to use blender. It will be difficult to use blender with laptop mouse trackpad. 

A good internet connection

4) No prior experience or knowledge required. Beginners are welcome to apply


Will this be live or pre-recorded?

It's going to be combination of live sessions and pre-recorded videos. You can finish the projects by following learning materials on our learning platform at your convenience

Can I get the recordings of live sessions ?

Yes. Recording of live sessions will be shared. All videos will be accessible one week after the workshop

Would there be any certificate on completion?

Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion, if you submit both projects in time successfully.

When does the workshop start and what are the timings?

You can get all the details related to the timings and dates of the workshop above.

What is the time zone?

It is IST(Indian Standard Time).

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This workshop was practical, informative, and fun! I can't wait to start using the skills I gained from the workshop in my own science illustrations!

Dr. Tawney Knecht
Nanomaterials Chemist, University of Oregon

This was a really intresting workshop where I was able to learn the basics of Blender with fun live sessions and easy to do projects. The individual feedbacks were a lot helpful and I enjoyed working on the illustrations.

Dr. Aleena Thomas
PhD, Aix-Marseille University , France

I always wonder about the process of making beautiful scientific figures, TOC, and cover images. With the basic knowledge about the blender, I got the opportunity to attend the workshop conducted by Rafeeque. This workshop experience gave me additional confidence to make my own Angewandte Chemie cover image by myself. Thanks to Rafeeque for this wonderful experience.

Khazeber Ravichandran
Ph.D. Stuent, Chemistry, IISER TVM

I enjoyed joining Scidart Academy's workshop. As a beginner who has zero knowledge like me, Rafeeque has explained how to use Blender and does tutorials excellently. We got to do hands-on projects and got feedback from him too which I think was the most important part of this workshop to eventually create beautiful science 3D models! I recommend anyone who would love to learn science illustration to join!  

Shazwana Saipul
BSc Genetics graduate from National University of Malaysia

This course has helped us to get started with the basics of 3D illustration using the freely available software "Blender". With the help of small projects we were taught how to design our own 3D illustrations. Suchitha from SciRio and Rafeeque were always there to help us with the technical problems that we were facing. Overall it has been a superb experience to be a part of this course and to observe and learn how each one approaches the same project differently.
I would suggest that whoever wants to get a feel of what 3D  illustration (scientific) looks like, should go for this course. 😊

PhD Student, Chemistry, NCL, Pune

Scidart workshop has been one of the best science illustration blender workshops I've ever come across!!! The trainer, Mr Rafeeque, is a wonderful and passionate illustrator professional, that provides step-by-step systematic teaching in all of his tutorials! The numerous techniques, wonderful key-pointers, fast replies to our queries and constructive advice provided during the creation of beautiful science illustration examples has truly benefitted a beginner like myself and further value-add in my professional development as a postgrad student writing manuscripts. Thank you so much, Mr Rafeeque!!! A truly unforgettable inspirational workshop! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟😍

Marliyana Binte Aizudin
MSC Student, NTU Singapore

Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity, Sci Rio. It was indeed a knowledgeable session and much gratitude to Rafeeque for that.
For the last one year I have been focusing more on 2D illustrations, assuming that 3D on blender would be too much for a budding illustrator like me. But this workshop not only just guided me through the simplest ways but also helped me built confidence to work more on it. I am very happy to say that I could design my first cover just one week after the workshop  and I would love to recommend the session for my peers as well.

Project Scientific Officer, TIFR Hyderabad

 It was an amazing experience attending the foster “Welcome to the World of 3D Illustrations using Blender” organized by SciRio. Ever since I started illustrating, I had restricted myself to creating 2d illustrations, thinking of blender to be a bit complicated software to understand. But, creating 3D illustrations by following the precise and easy-to-understand tutorials by Rafeeque sir has indeed given me the confidence to work with Blender. Really excited to explore the software and create more interesting scientific 3d illustrations and animations! 

Rutuja Chalke
MSc Biotechnology, St. Xavier's college, Mumbai, UI/UX designer

As an RF research scholar with little idea on "Blender", this workshop has tapped the potential benefits of good illustrations to my research articles. Incorporeal nature of electromagnetics could greatly utilize a powerful design tool like "Blender" to make lucid designs. My heartful thanks to Mr.Rafeeque Mavoor and 'SciRio' for this wonderful experience.

Sandhana Mahalingam M
Research Scholar Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering NIT Trichy

It was really wonderful Blender workshop and learned a lot about 3D scientific illustrations. Hands-on tutorials in a workshop helped me to boost my confidence in learning illustrations. I will really recommend this workshop to everyone who wants to learn scientific illustration for their research purpose or for making good schemes for presentations.  Thank you Rafeeque Sir for organizing such amazing workshops. Keep it up :)

Piyush Paliwal
BSMS Student, IISER Bhopal

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