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A Splash of Color: Expressive Bird Art in Watercolor

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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We love birds for so many reasons: their beautiful songs, their fascinating behaviors, their incredible life histories. And, of course, their gorgeous plumage! This watercolor workshop will focus on capturing the amazing colors and patterns of birds in an expressive, splashy watercolor painting style that is simple to use and requires basic, easy to obtain materials. The class will focus on letting go of anatomical perfection to examine instead a combination of emotion, energy, and color that portrays a bird in a way that is loose and fun. We will learn tips and tricks that make it easy to jump into a painting no matter your skill level! Birding and nature observation will be built into the workshop and will continue afterwards as we practice looking at the natural world with an artist’s eye.

While geared toward beginner/intermediate skill levels, anyone is welcome to attend. Please note that this class can be messy- dress accordingly! Please bring a hard sketchbook or a clipboard and paper and pencils as we will be working in the field. Other basic art materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own favorites. Please note that since we will be outdoors, you may also want to bring a small portable camp chair or towel to sit on depending on your comfort level.

Bring: water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray

This is a meet-at-site trip. Driving directions will be emailed prior to the trip.


Date: April 23
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: $40


Leader Name: Christina Baal


Skill Level All
Activity Level Easy
Transportation Meet at Site