Drawing Owls of Pennsylvania and Their Native Habitats

Tuesday August 1

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6:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

Instructor: Melissa Fabian

Tuesdays: Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6 - 9 p.m.

After-class meeting: Tues., Aug. 29, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

$175 members | $195 nonmembers

Presented as a live webinar through Zoom

Objective:  To be able to illustrate an owl in its natural habitat with accuracy and artistic appeal. 

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced 

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

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Relevant demos are recorded and made available to pre-registered students within 1 week of each class session. Videos will be viewable for one month from receipt.

As part of our series of drawing birds and their habitats we will continue with Owls of Pennsylvania. Students will use various resources to study and observe the unique characteristics and behaviors of the state’s 8 owl species. Sketching study pages of the owl’s body and movements along with sketches of their nesting preferences and surrounding habitat will be used to create a final illustration of the chosen Owl. In this drawing birds class the various types of paper and medium will be sampled to give an option of night or day on the final illustration. 

The drawing birds series of classes has developed into a wonderful mix of art and ecology, many students find the information researched and illustrated creates a personal desire to help birds thrive in an often challenging environment.

Botanical Art and Illustration certificate elective