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How to Draw Birds (3 part online workshop)
May 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, happening 3 times
Nature journaling and bird drawing offer a fresh new way to experience birds and familiar scenes around you. No prior experience drawing is required! All you need is internet access, a writing implement, some paper, and the desire to learn.
Classes will take place over Zoom Webinars on Thursdays at 9 AM – 11 AM (PT) on the following dates. You will also have access to class recordings to replay at any time. If you are signing up from a country outside the USA, just pick a random state in the registration process and do not sign up for the newsletter. If you do you will get the Audubon Society newsletter for that state.
May 14th – How to Draw Garden Birds: Learn how to capture the form and feeling of sparrows, warblers, and other common songbirds with fast and efficient lines. Learn key anatomical details to help you draw them accurately in the field or in the studio. Here is the recording of that class.
- Download the bird model handout for the first class. Cut out the bird model at the top (head and body) and bring them to class. You do not need to cut close to the tail and feet.
May 21st – How to Draw Shorebirds and Waterfowl: Learn the key foundation lines for drawing waterfowl and wading birds. Draw ducks in and out of the water and learn tricks to show the shape of long legs and necks on herons, egrets, and shorebirds. We will also study the way that feather groups overlap to simplify the plumage. Here is the recording of that class.
May 28th – How to Draw Raptors: Learn to draw hawks, eagles, and owls. In this workshop, we will explore how to sketch perched raptors and learn to draw the birds from the front, side, and 3/4 view.