Thursday, July 28, 2016

Audubon Society Holding Field Sketching Class Tonight and Sketching in the Field Class At Magnuson Saturday

Tonight the Seattle Audubon Society is holding a class called "Field Sketching Basics" with Carleen Zimmerman, Master Birder 2015, Seattle Audubon volunteer, Seattle Urban Sketcher, from 7-9pm at the Audubon Nature Shop staff room (8050 35th Avenue NE).

On July 30th from 8-10am, a follow-up field trip called, "Sketching in the Field," will take place at the Magnuson Park Promontory Point Environmental Learning Center.

The information says:
Learn how to use art and language to record field observations, especially while birding.   Lecture will include tools, techniques, logistics, sketching exercises with bird skins, and watercolor basics.   
Field trip will include techniques for sketching movement such as birds in flight or dabbling ducks on ponds, sketching habitats, and describing sounds with emphasis on birding by ear while sketching.  Artistic skills or birding knowledge is NOT a prerequisite.   There may be some walking at Magnuson Park.
Suggested equipment:  Will it fit in your pocket, be easy to carry and not blow away?  A small sketch pad for pencil, ink or watercolor (5x7 is ideal), waterproof pen, pencil, portable watercolor palette, waterbrush (Kuretake round or flat tip is ideal and can be ordered online for $10 or less), watercolor pencils, rag or paper towel, small portable stool or pad for sitting on field trip.

The cost is $50 members, $65 non-members for both lecture and field trip and  $30 members, $45 for lecture or trip only.

For more information go here.

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