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October 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bird Journal Basics: Quick Sketches *FULL*

No art experience is needed! Relaxation and awareness help you learn new ways of seeing, and then of drawing and using watercolor simply. For joy, not mastery! Keeping a bird journal is fun, easy, portable, and a creative relaxing way to record your experiences with birds, at home, or anywhere in the field in a more creative than “perfection” style. Each class has a different focus, and each class reviews some basics.

Practice noticing and discovering how to see shapes, postures, proportions, and angles more easily, and then draw those birds in your journal more effectively. Add a little watercolor to your page and some writing, and you have a wonderful journal page. In this class, we will cover tips on how to get the gist fast. We will focus on a “Less is More” theme. Come find out how in this session!

​Bring lunch, snacks, and a water bottle​.

$55 – $75
A watercolor painting of a Red-winged Blackbird.
Red-winged Blackbird bird journal page, by Jude Siegel

Register for Bird Journals with Jude Siegel!

You'll learn some tricks of drawing to use in the field. Then you'll learn to develop full journal pages by using your paints to add color and other approaches to your sketches.


Class Details

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

  • Where: This class will be held downstairs from Heron Hall at Bird Alliance of Oregon, 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97210 unless otherwise noted.
  • When: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Supply List: Please bring supplies in a pack you can carry easily. Read carefully before you go to the store and contact Jude (colorfuljude@gmail.com or 503-977-1439) with questions. 
  • Bring lunch, snacks, and a water bottle.
  • Classes are limited to 10 participants.


October 22, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bird Alliance of Oregon
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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$55 – $75


Erin Law