Exhibits & Events - Workshops - AC_LMZOOM - Nature Sketching for Youth - Youth

In this class participants will work on blocking and gestural sketching techniques from photo and video references with professional artist and Master Naturalist, Len MacLeod. This live Zoom class is not just sketching, Len will share facts and information about the birds and small animals being worked with that day. Regular participation in the class will give participants an abundance of nature sketches and journaling opportunities.

A Zoom link will be emailed to the participants the day prior to the session.
small group/limited enrolment. If you register the night before please check your email just before class for the.

Each class will feature a different animals or birds. The class format will include:

- Sketching warm up
- Sketching from a video (gestural)
- Sketching from a still photo (focus on detail)
- Each class participants will get draw a bird or critter typically found in their yards

Materials - All you need is a few items you may already have at home:
- Graphite pencil (e.g. HB#2, 2B, 4B)
- Pad or loose leaf sketching paper (e.g. 50 LB – 70 LB)
- Eraser
- Sharpener

Optional, but fun to play with if you have it
- Fine Line Marker
- Vine Charcoal

Winter Workshop Themes Include:

City Wildlife: Red Squirrel & blue Jay
Country Wildlife: Snowy Owl & Woodpeckers

Spring Workshop Themes Include:

Wonders in the Woods: Barred Owlets & Red Fox Pup
Spring Around the Lake: Common Raccoon & Painted Turtle

Cost: $23.00 CAD


Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Len MacLeod
Len MacLeod

Len MacLeod

Len MacLeod is a professional wildlife artist who works with graphite, ink, fluid acrylic and watercolour. She has a degree in Fine Arts, is an OCT registered teacher and a certified Master Naturalist.

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