Sketching Birds using Pencils and Watercolours

9th December 2017 @ 10:00 am – 10th December 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Nature in Art
Nature in Art
01452 731422

Art Coursetrevor-smith
with Trevor Smith 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

This 2-day course will cover basic bird anatomy, sketching methods and techniques, the use and handling of watercolour and composing a picture.

For the more ambitious, there will be the opportunity to have a go at sketching birds in flight, which is more of a challenge.

This course is aimed at a range of ability levels, with Trevor on hand to demonstrate particular techniques and to help you develop and
improve your skills.

Course Cost
Members: £84
Non-members: £110
Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Improvers

Materials List                                                                                                                        A range a B grade pencils (eg 2b – 6b)

An A4 or A3 cartridge paper pad or sheets

Watercolour pad or block (A4 or A3)

An eraser and sharpener

A selection of watercolour paint (a field box is fine) plus with a few small, medium, and larger brushes               

Artist’s Profile                                                                                                           Trevor’s deep interest in wildlife dates back to childhood and grew with a desire to        record the birds and animals he encountered on his visits to local nature reserves and wild corners of Worcestershire. Mastering and developing sketching skills was important!

Trevor has been teaching students the essentials of bird art for over twenty years, but still get a kick from seeing people thrill to the subject and often surprise themselves with hidden latent ability.

In 2001 he published a book Sketching Wild Birds, which was received to high acclaim, as a means of encapsulating his experiences of recording images from life and encouraging others.

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