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Learn to Sketch Birds Workshop

Learn to Sketch Birds Workshop

Duration: One day

Price: £25

Contact: Emma Matthars at Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Lemsford Village
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL8 7TN
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Course Start Dates

Saturday 9th May 2020

About the Course

Spend the day at Lemsford Springs Nature Reserve with local artist Martin Gibbons.

Martin will guide you through quickly drawing a bird’s key features and how to ensure their proportions are correct. Using pens, pencil and paper, learn the techniques to draw birds in the field. Starting with shape and form, Martin will guide you from the basics using pen and watercolours to adding colour and depth to your sketches.

Lemsford Springs has a small but light classroom, and two large bird hides, from which you will be able to sit and watch birds on the lagoon and in the margins.
Bring a packed lunch - hot drinks will be available during the day. There is a compost toilet on site.

About Martin Gibbons

Martin loves capturing light, landscape and wildlife in natural spaces. As a keen birder he has an eye for capturing fleeting moments quickly in the field. In this workshop you will learn techniques for drawing birds both in the field and from other sources.

Essential Information:

Booking essential. £25 per person. Suitable for adults and young people aged 14 and over. Refunds will be given up to 14 days before the event.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Hot drinks, paper and pencils.



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  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Teenagers
  • Weekends

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