How Birds Work: Drawing the Shape and Structure of Birds

Fri, July 8, 1-4:30pm, 2022

Join naturalist David Lukas and artist Perri Lynch Howard to explore the fascinating world of how birds work!

This class will include naturalist-led lessons in avian anatomy and the structure of flight, followed by guided techniques for sketching and drawing birds.

Whether you are relaxing in your backyard or out on a weekend hike, observing and drawing from nature is an excellent way to engage your senses with the natural world. Come play in the studio, try your hand at drawing, and learn how birds work!

How do I know if these classes are for me?

– Do you get inspired by birds, migration, and flight?

– Are you interested in becoming a more observant and engaged naturalist?

– Are you an artist, interested in drawing or painting birds?

– Do you get excited by exploring new approaches and techniques?

– If you can’t draw, but you are willing to try, this class is for you!

Working from bird images, models, feathers, and bones, David will introduce us to the internal skeleton of birds, the microstructures of feathers and how different species of birds take flight.

Once we learn a little bit about how birds work, Perri will guide us through a series of tips and tricks for drawing birds, with plenty of step-by-step techniques and one-on-one assistance. We’ll explore contour line drawing, shading, and volume, bringing our birds to life through form and texture.

Class Details

DATE: Fri, July 8, 1pm-4:30pm. LOCATION: 502 S. Glover Street, Twisp, at Perri’s studio on the TwispWorks Campus, Bldg. ‘O,” next to the Valley Goods store. All materials are provided at no additional cost, or bring your favorite pens, pencils, and sketchbook to draw with! This class is designed for participants 18 and over. If you would like to bring a youngster, please contact Perri in advance to discuss the possibilities. TICKETS: Eventbrite.