Drawing Birds in Coloured Pencil with Andrew Forkner

16th October 2021 – 17th October 2021 all-day
Nature in Art
£90 NiA Members, £110 Non-members

Course Suitability: Beginners – Advanced

Maximum Participants: 12

*Every effort will be made to maintain social distancing during the course and the wearing of masks will be encouraged.*

Course Description:

This course will explore the techniques involved in producing realistic and lifelike drawings of birds using coloured pencils.

You will look at how to capture the iridescence seen in certain bird feathers, as well as the textures and patterns of your own choice of bird subjects.

Materials Required:

• Reference photos or sketches of particular subjects that inspire you.

• Cartridge paper, pencils and tracing paper to create and transfer your initial drawing.

• Drawing paper (Andrew’s personal favourites are  250gsm Bristol Board or Clairefontaine Pastelmat which can be purchased from www.saa.co.uk

• A good selection of coloured pencils

Artist’s Profile:

Andrew has been associated with Nature in Art for over twenty years. During this time he has run numerous courses and been an annual artist in residence. As a professional artist he works in a variety of media, including coloured pencil, graphite pencil, pastels and Chromacolour acrylics. He has recently published three art techniques books, featuring drawing birds, painting birds and drawing tigers.


Art Course Cost: £90 NiA Members, £110 Non-members

(cost does not include lunch (available to order and purchase on the day from the Coffee Shop))

Places will be offered on a first come first basis.

If you would like to book a place on this course please email: tickets@natureinart.org.uk

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