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Bird Journal Basics: Coloration and Markings

No art experience is needed! Relaxation and awareness help you learn new ways of seeing, and then of drawing and using watercolor simply. For joy, not mastery! Keeping a bird journal is fun, easy, portable, and a creative relaxing way to record your experiences with birds, at home, or anywhere in the field in a more creative than “perfection” style. Each class has a different focus, and each class reviews some basics.

Learn ways to simplify those complex patterns on birds, using pen, watercolor, fun prints and stamps with plants, etc. Resulting in markings and coloration that read well and are simple! Come find out how in this session!

​Bring lunch, snacks, and a water bottle​.

A watercolor painting of bluebirds
Watercolor bird journal page by Jude Siegel

Learn Bird Journal Basics with Jude Siegel!

Sign up for this class to learn ways to simplify those complex patterns on birds.


Class Details

  • Fee: $55 members / $75 non-members per session

  • Where: This class will be held downstairs from Heron Hall at Portland Audubon, 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97210 unless otherwise noted.
  • When: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Supply List: Please bring supplies in a pack you can carry easily. Read carefully before you go to the store and contact Jude (colorfuljude@gmail.com or 503-977-1439) with questions. 
  • Bring lunch, snacks, and a water bottle.
  • Classes are limited to 10 participants.
  • Masks required indoors.


November 19, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Portland Audubon
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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$55 – $75


Erin Law