Art and Birding Workshop
As a life-long artist and biologist, I love to teach the art of noticing – let go of what you think something should look like, and notice the shapes and darks and lights first, not the overall outline of an object. We will work on pencil drawings of birds by experimenting with techniques (shading and smudging, etc.), focusing on ways to make our drawings look most realistic. If we have time (and participants have paints) we will also practice some watercolor techniques for painting waterfowl and water. I have really enjoyed teaching parents and their children together – often kids feel a little more free to make mistakes if they see their parents willing to try and try again.
Materials: pencil, paper, eraser; watercolor optional; binoculars and field guide to birds helpful but not required.
Classes will be held virtually using Zoom and Google Classroom depending on the teacher’s preference. For questions email Caroline Provost at firstname.lastname@example.org.