Drawing Bird Nests and Eggs

Saturday April 24

9:30 AM  –  3:30 PM

Instructor: Melissa Fabian

Sat., April 24 and Sundays: May 9 and June 6 | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (with lunch breaks)

After-class meeting: Tues., June 22 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

$220 members | $250 nonmembers

Presented as a live webinar through Zoom

Objective: To study the relationship of artistry and scientific accuracy of an environmentally challenged species, birds, and their “homes”

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Botanical Drawing I and II, and at least one of the following: Pen and Ink 1, Colored Pencil 1, or Watercolor 1


Study the nest and eggs of local birds, using local resources such as The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, the National Aviary and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Drawings should focus on the many parts of plants used to create the nest and the botanical structure often used to support the nest and eggs. Use guided practice and research handouts, 2D photographs and videos of nests and eggs as resources for drawing. Botanical Art and Illustration elective