Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2022 FALL - October 19-26, 2022

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 18, 2023

Portland, OR 2022 FALL Registration is NOW OPEN

Lively, Layered Birds 

Amy Shawley Paquette
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 21

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$ 180  

Bobbing, flapping, pecking, preening - capture the busy energy of our avian friends in this acrylic painting workshop! We will start by covering the basics of bird drawing to establish a good foundation for our layers, then students will work with dry media and acrylic color and mediums to create a series of three lively birds on canvas. We will compose essential elements of our birds while using loose brushstrokes, texture, and fun mark-making to create abstract environments around them. You will get to choose your birds from a variety of species using Amy's own reference photographs. All levels welcome!

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Unstretched gessoed canvas, stonehenge paper, watercolor pencils, refillable markers


Instructor will provide assorted workshop-use GOLDEN acrylic colors and mediums, extra brushes and pencils, misc supplies

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Water container, paper towels, 1/2" and 1" flat synthetic brush and several small rounds of different sizes (golden taklon or white nylon), painting knife similar to Liquitex Small No 12 or 13, Painting palette, 2H Graphite pencil and a kneadable eraser


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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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