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Drawing Eggs, Feathers, and Nests

Schedule and Location

Four Fridays, January 25 through February 15, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  (SOLD OUT) 
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$138.00 member
$162.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

Call 630-719-2468 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) to be waitllisted

Course Description

Capture a unique collection of eggs, feathers, and nests in colored pencil or graphite. The Arboretum’s collection of eggs comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors, from the tiny speckled egg of a house wren to large, creamy shell of a goose egg. Pair eggs with nests and feathers to create your own unique ornithological still life that will get you itching for spring. In this class you will

  • Learn to set up a still life and take reference photos you can work from later.
  • Watch demonstrations of graphite and colored pencil technique
  • Work under the guidance of your instructor

Course number



Kimberly Mullarkey, freelance artist

Course Details

  • Notes: Click here to view the supply list. Supplies will be provided to use during the class if you do not have your own. Limit 15
  • Prerequisite: This is an intermediate/advanced class; previous experience in graphite or colored pencil required.