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Drawing from Nature Class: Summer Songbirds

Nature Class

July 13 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drawing from Nature Class: Summer Songbirds
A Workshop with Watercolor and Ink
Saturday, July 13 / 9 AM – 12 PM
$52 General Public, $47 VINS Member

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*Sign up for multiple sessions and get a $5 discount on all classes. Use discount code MULTI24 in your cart.

Other Drawing from Nature Class dates:
August 24 – Predators of the Sky: Raptors, Vultures and Corvids
October 5 – Fall Foliage: Leaves and Landscapes

Workshop Details:

Join us in the VINS aviary for active gesture drawings of songbirds. Attempting quick and numerous sketches helps to improve your visual instincts and you’ll be able to create more realistic drawings in your nature journal. Along the way learn some important facts about the songbirds of the northeast; why do some songbirds migrate, are feeders helpful or harmful, and what are some of the things you can do to enhance songbird habitat in your yard? In the last hour of the workshop, you will begin a more finished work on a songbird from your study.

Learn tips and tricks for drawing as well as for creating vivid pages that depict personal natural history experiences. Drawing, sketching, and watercolor experience are not necessary, all skill levels welcome.

Suggested Materials:

  • A water bottle
  • A high-quality journal with heavyweight, mixed media, or watercolor paper
  • HB pencil or mechanical pencil
  • An eraser
  • Micron pen size 01 and/or 005
  • Optional: your preferred art medium such as watercolor, gouache, or colored pencils

Instructor Bios:

Cynthia Moulton – Cynthia finds that observing and recording in a field journal enhances our engagement with the natural world. Teaching courses in ecology, animal diversity and biological illustration at Castleton University for the last 25 years has allowed her and her students to explore science through pen and ink, graphite and colored pencil.

Lois Moulton – Lois has been passionate about science illustration for years, creating numerous personal nature journals from her travels and time outdoors. As an educator at Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts, she has been incorporating art as a tool for observation into her science classes since 1995. Lois specializes in watercolor and pen & ink.

For more information contact us at info@vinsweb.org or 802.359.5000.