Arts and Birding- For Photographers and Artists
July 7-12, 2019 (Tentative dates; registration opens in October 2018)
Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine
Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and rhythms of life on an island on Maine’s stunningly beautiful rocky coast! You’ll find plenty of creative inspiration in the company of others who share an enthusiasm for birds and nature. We’ll explore the island’s spruce forest, tide pools, and striking vistas, take a boat trip to see puffins, and offer daily skill sessions in your choice specialty sketching/painting or photography. Beginner to advanced participants welcome. We work in a fun, positive, collaborative atmosphere. Here’s a glimpse of the program to tempt you:
Interesting in Hosting a Workshop?
Contact me! The best thing to do is to reach out via e-mail and tell me a little about what you have in mind. Then we can arrange to talk on the phone to discuss details. I like to tailor a workshop to the needs of each group. Fees vary based on travel and workshop length.
jeanmackay (dot) art (at) gmail (dot) com
Here are a few possibilities:
Sketching Nature with Pencil, Pen, and Paint
Learn a variety of techniques for capturing nature and enlivening your sketches. This class aims to help you feel more confident sketching in the field and offers ideas and inspiration for nature sketching all year long.
Illustrated Watercolor Journaling
Learn to keep your own artist journal to capture your creative journey and improve your skills as an artist. We’ll share subject ideas, test drive materials, and consider compositions for combining artwork and text to create engaging pages. You’ll also learn practical techniques for drawing and painting the subjects you encounter.
Draw a Better Bird
Yes, birds have knees! And three rows of feathers on their wings and all sorts of other specific body features that are helpful to understand in order to draw and paint birds more accurately. We’ll take a closer look at key features and practice drawing some of the details to make your bird sketching take flight.