Create Bird Fest Art

explore your own artistic talents  at Bird Fest

Art provides a unique medium to explore and appreciate the natural world, and Bird Fest has enjoyed a long history of integrating the artistic community- and offering opportunity. Whether you just like to dabble, are seeking to improve your skills, or are an experienced artist hoping to enjoy an amazing experience, Bird Fest has something for every artist! 

Naturalist Bird Art: Friday 10am - 3pm

Sketch and study birds with expeditionary artist Maria Coryell-Martin. We will hone our observation skills and practice techniques for expressive ink and watercolor as we create a series of postcards. All levels welcome! Lunch from the delectable Lokal is included.

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Adventure Sketching: Saturday 10am - 3pm

Explore the spring mountain landscape with expeditionary artist Maria Coryell-Martin. We’ll cover fundamental tools for ink and watercolor and techniques for painting expressive skies, textured mountains, and colorful spring flowers. All levels welcome! Lunch from the delectable Lokal is included.

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Sip and Paint: Friday 6pm - 8pm

We are excited to offer a relaxing and fun night of step by step painting alongside your friends! All supplies provided for you to complete your own "Heron" masterpiece! Acrylic painting on 11x14 inch canvas. No experience necessary! Local wine by the glass will be available for purchase.

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Sense of Place: Sunday 10am - 12pm

Leavenworth based artist (and cover artist for the 2017 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Program) Heather Murphy helps you learn how sketching thumbnails of landscapes, botanicals and animals combine with color squares and words ties together the Sense of Place. Art for your travels or your own back yard. Bring a waterproof pen and journal and don’t forget to dress for the occasion- hats, sunscreen, layers, and jackets, too!

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