Students in grades K-8 are invited to submit bird artwork to become the feature image on the 2022 Bird Fest poster.
Instructional art videos below can guide you or provide inspiration, but you are free to create any bird art that sparks your imagination.
Held on May 19-22, 2022, Bird Fest celebrates the return of migratory birds in the midst of peak wildflower season. Participants enjoy the excitement of birding field trips and workshops, and take part in speaker events, music, visual arts, picnics, and activities for all ages and abilities.
Students in grades K-8 are invited to submit bird art made with watercolors, pastels, colored pencils, markers, crayons, collage, or any other 2-dimensional materials.
Submission forms are located HERE.
Wenatchee River Institute, PO Box 2073, Leavenworth, WA 98826.
Questions? Contact Marcella at
Bird Art Instructional Videos
Artist Bruce Morrison teaches you how to draw and paint an eagle.
Materials: paper, pencil, watercolor set, water, paper towel, black/brown/yellow crayons
Artist Bruce Morrison shows you how to sketch a bird often seen and heard in the North Cascades: the chickadee.
We suggest working with our VALUE (shading) video first, so that your chickadee sketch can incorporate more contrast. YouTube link.
Materials: pencil, paper, eraser
Artist Amber Zimmerman teaches you how to paint a bluebird and a robin on newsprint.
Materials: paper, water, watercolor paint set, paper towel
Artist Bruce Morrison teaches you how to draw and paint an owl.
Materials: paper, black/yellow/orange/brown crayons, water, watercolor paint set, paper towel
P. Zonka Chicken
Artist Christa Culbert uses Julie Paschkis’s book “P. Zonka Lays an Egg” as inspiration for this chicken-friendly art activity that uses a traditional Ukrainian folk art style.
Materials: paper, pencil, black marker or crayon, watercolor set, water cup, paper towel (optional)
- Although chickens are technically birds, we suspect a chicken drawing won’t win the Bird Fest contest…. Use this P. Zonka lesson just for fun!