The Basics of Sketching Birds: How To Draw Feathered Friends

bird drawing webinar

The Basics of Sketching Birds: How To Draw Feathered Friends

April 23 2021

In this webinar, you’ll learn the basics of illustrating birds. Heather Hinam, a naturalist, educator and illustrator, walks you through the steps of turning photographs and bird sightings into life-like drawings. You will learn how to creatively transfer what you see to your sketchbook and explore how to use elements of line, shape, shading, space and colour to construct a composition.

About the Speaker

Heather creates engaging interpretive signage, exhibits and other media with her business, Second Nature. She also regularly hosts drawing and illustration classes, sharing over 30 years experience and expertise in rendering realistic nature art.

Watch the webinar recording.

Safe at Home Lunch and Learns

Nature has been here for us during the pandemic.

Parks became a refuge for people seeking safe spaces to escape the stress of the world. Provincial campsites were fully booked on summer weekends. Trails were so popular parking lots overflowed onto highways.

CPAWS Manitoba wants to maintain this positive connection to nature by providing a space for Manitobans to connect online from the safety of our homes and be inspired by nature in our backyards.

Join CPAWS Manitoba for weekly lunch and learn presentations from experts across Manitoba who will share their knowledge and passion and bring new nature-inspired activities into our lives.

This program is possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation and the Conservation Trust, a Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Initiative delivered by the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation.

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