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Drawing Birds with Special Guest Debby Kaspari

March 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am PDT

Learn tips and tricks from a master bird illustrator! I have studied Debby Kaspari’s art for years, taking inspiration and getting ideas for my own drawing. I have always wanted to ask her about her techniques. Now we can! Join us as we pick her amazing bird brain.

About Debby

Debby Kaspari grew up drawing, painting, and sketching from nature in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from California College of the Arts, studying illustration and graphic design.
Kaspari is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists. A solo show of her fieldwork was held at the Museum of American Bird Art, and the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History mounted a multi-media exhibition of her tropical art and field recordings. Her work has been shown in Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum’s Birds in Art and acquired for their permanent collection. She’s illustrated and written for Bird Watcher’s Digest, Oklahoma Today, and The Artists Magazine, and has been Artist-in-Residence at Elkhorn Slough, Harvard Forest, and University of Montana’s Flathead Lake field station. Drawing the Motmot is Kaspari’s blog: a portfolio of sketches and musings from the rainforest and beyond.
Her favorite moments in the field include sketching cotingas, parrots, and tanagers from the top of a tree in the Amazon canopy, drawing white storks and wagtails in Spain, and sketching Mississippi kites from the pandemic safety of her front yard. She plays the banjo, is married to ecologist Mike Kaspari, and lives in Norman, Oklahoma. All ages and experience levels are welcome. No registration is necessary.

Suggested donation: $20. Your donation helps support me and my family. Your generosity is deeply appreciated and it makes an immediate difference in my ability to continue to offer these programs. Your donation is tax-deductible. Click here to donate. If you are not able to donate at this time, no problem–please continue to enjoy the classes and find another way to pay it forward in your community with acts of kindness and service. Thank you!

If you are new to Zoom or are having trouble with the meeting controls, please see these notes and suggestions on Zoom Tips for Online Classes with John Muir Laws to help you get more out of the online workshop. When possible I will also make a recording of the workshop and post it on my blog. I look forward to seeing you there!


  • Your Journal and favorite drawing materials. Taking notes while you watch and participate will help you remember the new techniques and incorporate them into your journaling.
  • Your sense of humor!
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