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How to capture birds in their wonderful poses: we will focus on drawing the forms, with attention to proportion, and then to coloration. Less is more is a helpful guideline. Learn to suggest, rather than getting lost with too much detail.
Fee: $55 members / $75 non-members per session
Location: Portland Audubon Bat Roost, downstairs from the main lobby (5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland Oregon)
- 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Bring your own lunch, snacks, water bottle
Limited to 16 participants per session
Please bring the following to the class in a pack or bag you can carry easily. Read carefully before you go to the store and contact Jude if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
All supplies may be found at Artist and Craftsman (two locations) and The Merri Artist, online and in McMinnville . Bring this list and mention my name for a student discount.
- Journal: A coilbound or sewn sketchbook with at least 90# paper that can take watercolor. Examples: Handbook, Strathmore (many people like this one, decent paper and black cover), Canson and others. Size: at least about 8 x 10, your choice. This will be your journal, so choose something that you like!
- Waterproof black pen. Example: Uniball vision elite (light grey with black fisheye top, says waterproof)
Faber-Castell Pitt, medium or fine
3. Paints: a small travel palette of watercolors with hinges that shut. I can make a small travel paintbox for you with 10 professional colors, for $55. Please order from me at least one week before class. Other options for paints: Bring watercolors you have, or pick up a set of PRANG. They are inexpensive but usable, until you want something of higher quality. I do NOT recommend student grade watercolors, like Cotman, Koi etc.
4. Watercolor brush, round, size #10. Princeton makes a blend that is reasonable. My favorite is Escoda versatil #10 rigger
5. Water containers: small yogurt size, 2-3
7. Soft pencil, #4B Example: woodless pencil #4B
8. Kneaded eraser
Meet the Instructor
Our instructor, Jude Siegel, is a naturalist, artist, and teacher with a passion for birds, and for journaling. She teaches Nature Journaling in the Portland area: in addition to classes for Portland Audubon, Jude teaches at Multnomah Art Center, for Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and at her studio. She has written, A Pacific Northwest Nature Sketchbook (Timber Press 2006).