Please note that all dates, times, and other details on this web page refer to the 2017 festival. Information will be updated for 2018 early next year.
2017 Sketching Workshops
FIELD OBSERVATION AND SKETCHING
Instructor: Catherine Hamilton
Dates: Monday May 8 or Friday May 12
*The same workshop will be offered on two days. Choose whichever date works best for you!
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon (Same time both days!)
Location: Maumee Bay Lodge Lobby
Registration: Required - Limited to 15 participants
Join Catherine Hamilton on a limited participant sketching and painting workshop at The Biggest Week in American Birding, 2017. Featuring both an indoor classroom and ample time to work outside, participants will have the opportunity to hone their field sketching and color skills, or to explore something completely new. This workshop is open to all levels, from curious beginners to advanced artists. Catherine provides unique instruction for each individual and their particular focus or level; for this reason the number of participants is limited to 15 people. The workshop will incorporate working from life and learning the pros and cons of successfully using photographic reference. Bird anatomy and movement will be discussed. Color assessment and sophisticated mixing will be introduced and worked on throughout the workshop. By breaking down the often overwhelming experience of drawing and painting from the world in front us into a few initial exercises, participants will then have a good amount of time to devote to implementing these as we explore the feeders and grounds at Maumee Bay. Participants bring their own materials, and a suggested materials list will be provided in advance. Materials can be as simple as pencil and a sketchbook!