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Sketch and Paint Birds of the West (Portland Workshop)

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Sketch and Paint Birds of the West (Portland Workshop)
Molly Hashimoto
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$215 plus $10 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
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February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2019

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

In this multi-media approach to birds, you will learn how to do quick gestural drawings of birds, emphasizing their movement and energy using pencil, pen and wash. You will employ many techniques, wet into wet, dry brush and more, as you work to create more finished watercolors with a full array of paints,  developing landscapes that describe the species' habitat. We will work on white and cream colored papers as well as toned sketchbooks, 100% rag watercolor paper, both cold press and hot press.

About the Instructor(s)

Molly teaches regularly for outdoor institutes like Yellowstone Forever and the North Cascades Institute. She has worked with students of all ages. Her mission is to connect them to nature and cultural history through hands-on art experiences. She has been working in watercolor for over 35 years, and has studied printmaking and etching for the last 13 years. Her teaching approach is to help students discover their own style; and she does this by offering many demonstrations and skill-building exercises where they can try out methods and then tailor them to their own work. She is the author of Colors of the West and Birds of the West.

Materials List: Students Bring


• HB Pencil

• 5B pencil

• Staedtler Mars plastic eraser

• Permanent black pens

• Fine point

• Uniball white pens

• Winsor and Newton permanent white gouache

• Watercolors (your choice of brand is fine--I prefer Daniel Smith)

• Arches 140 lb. cold press and hot press watercolor paper, cut to a smaller size

• Stillman and Birn sketchbook with gray toned paper

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)


• Saral transfer paper

• Color copies

• Additional watercolors

• White pens

• Assorted toned papers

• Vellum drawing papers

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