Sonoran Desert Birds
Successful nature illustration begins with a good foundation, so this class will begin with anatomy basics of Sonoran Desert bird species. Physical characteristics show you not only form but also indicate the function of many distinguishing forms and gestures. You’ll compare types of birds, their color and physical adaptations that allow them to survive and flourish in their habitat. Enjoy studying from the Desert Museum collection and get close and personal with live birds from the Desert Museum that will visit the classroom. Sketches, drawings and paintings combine to provide evidence of your journey to a deeper understanding of these poetic creatures.
Linda M. Feltner is an award-winning nature artist and educator. She combines the creativity of artistic design, with strict standards of scientific accuracy, into what has become her trademark. Her areas of expertise include painting and drawing, teaching national workshops and maintaining her flourishing freelance business in interpretive illustration. Linda has taught for the UW Scientific Illustration Certification Program, and currently teaches for the Art Institute of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Her aim is to provide a spark – to awaken curiosity and invite questions, to promote an appreciation for the complexity of nature and to foster a desire to protect it.
$170 Member price
$220 Non-Member price