Drawing Birds – 1 to 4 p.m.
The Sonoran Desert is rich in unique birdlife. Here, birds have adapted to intense heat and long droughts. Some scurry mouse-like along shaded ground, others make their homes in saguaro holes, and still others build their abodes hidden among cactus spines. Join The Drawing Studio’s Saraiya Kanning for an introduction to drawing birds. Participants will take a guided bird walk through the garden, returning to the classroom to draw birds in pencil and ink with help from photo references. Learn basic bird anatomy and get tips on how to observe these fast-moving, sometimes elusive animals.Sign up for this class
All levels welcome!
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Class availability limitations: None
Saraiya Kanning is a visual artist and creative writer with a passion for plants, animals, and ecology. She works in a variety of mediums, including ink, watercolor, and silk painting. Some of her favorite projects include watercolor journaling in Rocky Mountain National Park and Canyon de Chelly, illustrating Sonoran Desert flora and fauna through silk painting, and silk painting mountain landscapes on scarves. In the classroom, Saraiya seeks to cultivate an atmosphere of mutual support and friendship while inspiring curiosity and joy through art making. View Saraiya’s art at raebirdcreations.com.
This class is presented in partnership with The Drawing Studio: https://thedrawingstudiotds.org/