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Sketching Songbirds

March 11, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

posture wrenHow can you sketch the songbirds you discover along the trail or on your feeder at home? Those little birds seem to be always on the move but with a few tricks up your sleeve and knowledge of fundamental bird anatomy you can do it. Join us for a free hour and a half workshop that includes: basic anatomy for the artist, simplifying what you see, sketching multiple positions of moving birds, visual memory tricks, how to focus on the most important details, ways to add a hint of habitat, and juggling your sketchbook, pencils, and binoculars.

Building 989 is in the Presidio (behind the bathrooms next to the Warming Hut). Building 989 doesn’t actually have a street address (the Presidio can get pretty confusing – most of the buildings don’t have addresses!) It’s at the intersection of Long Avenue and Marine Drive, behind the bathrooms next to the Warming Hut Bookstore and Cafe. On the Google map above of the Warming Hut, building 989 is labeled “Pacific Coast Federation.” If you’re using mapquest or GPS, the best thing would be to go to the Warming Hut at 983 Marine Drive. We will put up a sign at the 989 building entrance and near the parking lot to point you in the right direction. Click here to see a map with directions to building 989 in the Presidio with the best way to get there from 101 and from Marina Boulevard (because of the construction, some roads are closed).


March 11, 2014
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
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Nature Journal Club
(415) 310-7592
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Building 989 in the Presidio
1989 Long Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States
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