The first part of the workshop will focus on the anatomy, movement and habitat of bird life at Lou Neff Point, a curve on the Lady Bird Lake Trail with a spectacular view of the downtown Austin skyline. Students will meet Park Ranger Julie Webber and Art Instructor Adrienne Hodge at Lou Neff.
Beginning with a presentation from Park Ranger Julie Webber, students will learn all about the local bird life at Lou Neff. Then students will participate in a fast-paced, line-based, gesture drawing lesson with a focus on birdlife and the surrounding urban landscape led by artist Adrienne Hodge. Student should bring a sketchbook, drawing materials, a portable watercolor set and their cell phone or small digital camera for the first half the workshop.
The second part of the workshop will meet at the Dougherty Arts School, after a lunch break. Students may choose to complete a detailed watercolor painting based on one of their sketches at this time, or complete a mixed media work of art using found materials on the Lady Bird Lake Trail. This class is for the absolute beginner or art and nature enthusiast looking to expand their knowledge and practice.