Tip to Tail: The Art of Sketching Birds

Sponsored by Joppa Flats


4 classes (show schedule)
Thu, May 30, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu, Jun 06, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu, Jun 20, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu, Jun 27, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Joppa Flats Education Center, Newburyport MA


Sandy McDermott - Artist, Natural Science Illustrator, and Teacher






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Overcome your insecurities about sketching moving winged things and join in this four-week class to develop your observational abilities, basic knowledge of bird anatomy, and drawing skills. Each class begins inside, but we'll go outdoors if weather permits. We'll use photos, mounted specimens, and live birds as our models. Challenging? Yes, but you can do this!

Four-Session Program:
May 30: Introduction, Warm-ups, & Bones
June 6: Shapes & Proportions
June 20: Feathers & Scales
June 27: Live Sketching

Instructions and Directions:

Drawing/sketching experience not necessary. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center. Bring a 9"x12" sketchpad (not newsprint), drawing pencils, a white eraser (General's Tri-Tip recommended), and a kneaded eraser. Drawing pens and other sketching tools also welcome.

Joppa Flats Cancellation Policy: Please notify us at least one week prior to your program if you must cancel. If you cancel less than one week ahead, we can only offer a refund or credit if we subsequently fill your space. We cannot transfer your payment to another registration with less than one week's notice.

Registration is required.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950