June 8: Summer Birds and Their Habitats
We’ll learn easy and fun ways to suggest water, trees, rocks and sky with your birds. We don’t have to be literal or exact to render a wonderful image!
July 13: Drawing and Painting Birds
Learning to see , in order to draw and paint is a learned skill. We will approach this with simple exercises to help you get the important elements of the birds you want to record in your journal. Simplify and suggest, practice editing, draw and add just enough watercolor to make those birds sing on your pages.
August 24: Summer Birds and Their Surroundings
Let’s capture some birds of Summer and practice ways to suggest different environments: water, sky,
grasses, woods and more.
Keep your journals simple and yet, depicting the birds you want on your pages.
Fee: $45 members / $65 non-members per session
Location: Heron Hall or Portland Audubon Bat Roost, downstairs from the main lobby (5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland Oregon)
- Bring your own lunch, snacks, water bottle
Limited to 16 participants per session
All supplies may be found at Artist and Craftsman (two locations). Read carefully before you go to the store and contact Jude (email@example.com) if you have any questions. Bring this list 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. Examples: Uniball vision elite (light grey with black fisheye top, says waterproof) or the Faber-Castell Pitt, medium or fine
- Paints More Details
- Watercolor brush, round, size #10. Princeton makes a blend that is reasonable.
- Water containers: small yogurt size, 2-3
- Soft pencil, #4B Example: woodless pencil #4B
- 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).