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Drawing Birds in Graphite

5 Session Evening Studio Arts Course

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 6:30 Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 8:30 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00YA
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$145 - Member
$175 - Non-Member

Materials for this program

  1. Supply List

By Natalia Wilkins-Tyler

Learn how to approach drawing birds by observing the four different parts that make up a bird (face, body, wings, and feet) and the nuanced differences that distinguish one species from another. Study the underlying structure and anatomy that influence a bird's posture and shape and learn the important feather groupings and how to best draw them.

This intermediate-level course uses graphite pencil to focus on the fundamentals of drawing birds. Previous drawing experience is required.

This class will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Natalia Wilkins-Tyler.
  • 5 sessions, 2 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

Patron Information

  • All Studio Arts classes require a ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student listed on the roster.
  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
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  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
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This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.