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November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bird Journals: Bird Coloration and Markings

Fun ways to create patterns and suggest markings, simplifying as we go.

$55 – $75

No art experience needed. This is a monthly Saturday class with Jude Siegel. You may take one or more of the series! Each class is complete in itself with a focus and exercises. 

A gentle guide to learning to record the birds in a visual nature journal, with drawing and watercolor. Beginners welcome! Lots of support and encouragement, as you gently learn to see differently, and to draw and paint joyfully. The process is emphasized, as is awareness and relaxation.

Register for Bird Journals with Jude Siegel!

Sign up for this class to develop your unique artistic style to interpret the birds you see, and their surroundings, to capture the gist of the birds on your pages.


Class Details

  • Fee: $55 members / $75 non-members per session

  • Location: Bird Alliance of Oregon Bat Roost, downstairs from the main lobby (5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland Oregon)

  • ​Bring your own lunch, snacks, water bottle​
  • Limited to 16 participants per session

Supply List

All supplies may be found at Artist and Craftsman (two locations). Read carefully before you go to the store and contact Jude (colorfuljude@gmail.com) if you have any questions. Bring this list for a student discount.

  • ​Journal: ​A coilbound or sewn sketchbook with at least 90# paper that can take watercolor. Examples: Handbook, Strathmore​* ( many people like this one, decent paper and black cover)​, Canson and others. Size: at least about 8 x 10, your choice. This will be your journal, so choose something that you like!
  • Waterproof black pen. Examples:​ Uniball vision elite (light grey with black fisheye top, says waterproof) or the Faber-Castell​ Pitt, medium or fine
  • A small travel palette of watercolors, that hinges shut. I can make a small travel paintbox for you with 10 professional colors, for $55. Please order from me at least one week before class. Other options for paints: Bring what you have, or pick up a set of PRANG. They are inexpensive but usable, until you want something of higher quality. I do NOT recommend student grade watercolors, like Cotman, Koi etc…I say, either use Prang, or invest in professional quality. I can help you with this.
  • Watercolor brush, round, size #9. Princeton makes a blend that is reasonable.
  • Water containers: small yogurt size, 2-3
  • Rag
  • Soft pencil, #4B Example: woodless pencil #4B
  • Kneaded eraser


November 2, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Bird Alliance of Oregon
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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$55 – $75


Tara Lemezis