Register by April 1. After that, check availability
Materials Fee: $5 per person or bring items specified in Materials List
This workshop is part of the Bird Arting Workshop Series. See other listings below. Take one or all.
Discover fast, natural ways to capture fleeting moments. Working with a live bird, we practice seeing, connecting and internalizing moving forms of birds as art. The final drawing project can be done in your choice of medium. Free drawing handouts provided. A great foundation for the upcoming Habitat Sketching Walks!
All skill levels welcome! Suitable for ages 9 through adult (kids under 18 should attend with an adult). Program culminates with Wild Wire Birds: Flying Sculpture, September 9–November 20 — an exhibition and installation at Gualala Arts Center of participant and instructor creations inspired by live wild bird studies.
Other dates in this Bird Arting Workshop series are:
Sunday, May 8, 9 am–Noon: Habitat Sketching Walks I/Capture Live Bird Posture and Form
Saturday, June 11, 9 am –Noon: Habitat Sketching Walks II/Uncover Bird Action Mechanics
Sunday, July 10, 9 am – Noon: Habitat Sketching Walks III/Apply Details of Face and Feathers
Saturday, July 30, 10 am– Noon: Wire Bird Sculpting/Line Relief Sculpting
Saturday, July 30, 1 pm–4 pm: Wire Bird Sculpting
About the Instructor
As a high-energy artist, Jonqui Albin is best known for her active flying wire bird sculptures, big, bold narrative paintings and powerful installation impressions. Her current education program, “Bird Arting”, is applying her life-long experience as an innovative artist, performer, and enthusiastic, motivational art teacher to the conservations of wild birds. Bird Arting forges new connections between human and avian participants. Via Los Angeles, Berkeley and San Francisco, Jonqui is now based in her Sonoma, California Studio.