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Leroy W. Flint, Scherzo – The Red Bird, 1948, tempera on Masonite, 31 × 36¾ inches. Gift of the estate of Dorothy Shepherd Payer, 1994.12.01.27.

A World of Birds

Thursday, March 12, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$210 Museum Members, $230 non-members (includes all materials)

MARCH 12, 19, 26, APRIL 2, 9 & 16 (make-up, if needed: APRIL 23)—Thursdays, 6–8pm
Registration deadline: March 2

In this six-part class, learn to draw and paint birds realistically using drawing and watercolor. Visit works in the Collection and A Telling Instinct to discover how birds have been used symbolically and metaphorically throughout history, then create your own visual interpretation in a variety of media to express what birds mean to you.

As a professional art educator for over 30 years, instructor Claire Simpson Jones is passionate about sharing the experience of creating art with others. Working in multiple media and techniques, she holds an undergraduate degree in fine arts, a certification in commercial art, and is a National Board Certified teacher. She is a member of the Southern Watercolor Society and a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina.

Presented in conjunction with A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon & Contemporary Art.

Adult Studio

The Museum's studio program for adults offers a core curriculum in drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional media, and also explores the intersections between them. Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes meet for 3–12 weeks, and are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth; daylong workshops introduce new media or processes. To add your name to our Adult Studio mailing list, click here or call 828.253.3227 x133.

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