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Bird Nests: Rendering Their Unique Beauty

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 10:00am to Friday, June 4, 2021 - 2:45pm

Berkshire Botanical Garden

In this class with botanical illustrator Carol Ann Morley, students will bring to life one of nature’s wonders, the bird’s nest. Through close observation, students will discover the pattern of the weave and identify horsehair, grass, twigs and other plant materials. Participants will then learn how to ‘map out’ the nest construction before drawing in their choice of mixed media with colored pencils, pen and ink and gold paint on toned papers. The instructor will supply the bird nests to draw. Some drawing experience suggested. Supply list available.

Carol Ann Morley is an illustrator and dedicated teacher of botanical illustration working in New Hampshire. She founded the Botanical Art Illustration Certificate Program at the New York Botanical Garden and teaches illustration there and at other major botanical gardens.

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