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Bird Portraits: Acrylic on Wood

Schedule and Location

Two days, Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$138.00 member
$162.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

A red-winged black bird is sitting on a branch.
Bird Portraits: Acrylic on Wood
Lindsay Sandbothe returns for a two-day, intermediate/advanced workshop. Explore intermediate techniques for painting on wood in acrylic, including staining, blocking, layering, and glazing while rendering detailed portraits of birds in their natural environment. Through demonstrations and time to work under the guidance of the instructor, students will create their own bird portraits. 

Instructor: Lindsay Sandbothe, freelance artist
Prerequisite: This workshop is best suited for intermediate/advanced artists with experience working with paint.
Notes: Limit 15
Supplies: Bring a set of acrylic brushes, including a few with very tiny heads for detail, and paint. Details provided upon registration. All other supplies provided.

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Course Details

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BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.


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Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.