Adult Programs

Drawing Birds (online)

Learn the fundamentals of bird anatomy through drawing.

Content Detail

Learn the fundamentals of bird anatomy through drawing. Get tips for sketching birds from photos, specimens, and live birds. Over the course of this live, online session, you will 

  • practice blocking in basic body shapes and feather patterns, 
  • identify species-specific anatomical indicators, and
  • learn how to capture personality in your bird drawings. 

How do I access the program?

  • Your link to join the program will be included in the order summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
  • Click on the link at the scheduled date and time. 

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  • This program will take place on Zoom. You will need access to the internet to participate. 
  • Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time. 
  • To ensure you receive the link, please add to your address book.
  • New to Zoom? Watch this short video to learn how to join a Zoom meeting.
  • Limit 50


Foundational drawing skills are recommended. 


Bring basic drawing supplies, including graphite pencils, a sketchbook, and a good eraser, such as a Pink Pearl. Colored pencils are optional.


Instructor: Carrie Carlson, nature artist

Carrie Carlson earned an MFA in Scientific Illustration at the University of Michigan and an MA in Printmaking from Governors State University. She is a full-time high school art teacher. In her free time, she loves to fill up travel sketchbooks and grow a rowdy garden.


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