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Painting Songbirds in Watercolor

Painting Songbirds in Watercolor
Painting Songbirds in Watercolor. Image by Mary Christiansen.

This introductory class will teach you how to make accurate and lively paintings of birds. Working from photographs, develop observational skills, an eye for detail and proportion, and a basic knowledge of avian anatomy. Learn the brush techniques necessary to capture the luminous color of feathers, plumage patterns, and textures ranging from beaks to fluffy down.
Dates:February 27 - April 2, 2020 Check for other dates
Meets:Th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location:Administration Building Classroom 123
Instructor:Mary Christiansen
Member Fee:$ 273.00
Nonmember Fee:$ 300.00
Notes:Bring your own materials: Painting Songbirds in Watercolor Materials List

Please bring your registration confirmation and a photo ID to the security desk at the 1000 Washington Avenue entrance, and you will be directed to your classroom. In advance of class, show registration confirmation for free admission to the Garden. For drivers, the parking lot is located at 900 Washington Avenue. Allow 10 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the Education building.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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