Copper River Delta Shorebird Workshops 2021
Net Loft Workshops for the Copper River Shorebird Festival:
All classes are live and will take place in the Cordova Community Center Education Room. Each student will have their own table and masks required. All Classes taught by Dotty Widmann. All materials will be at the workshop.
Save 10% on classes when registered for the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival. Use code they provide you at checkout to receive discount.
1. "I would like to paint the way the bird sings". Claude Monet
Friday May 7: 2-5 pm. Shorebird Watercolor Workshop.
Learn basics of painting some of Cordova's most common local shorebirds. Students will complete at least 3 elementary studies, which may be framed or hung together for a garland. Class Fee :$10. Materials & Facilities Fee: $45 includes papers and custom shorebird watercolor paintbox and supply kit. TOTAL $55
Students are encouraged to bring personal photographs of shorebird images to class.
Make yourselves nests of pleasant thoughts." John Ruskin
Saturday May 8 2-5 pm Nesting Semipalmated Plover Needle Felt Workshop.
Create a wool painting of a nesting shorebird using wool and wool/silk roving. Finished wool painting may be hung from a branch, or framed. Needle Felt inspired by watercolor painting by local artist, Karl Becker.
$35 class & materials fee AND $35 tool kit if needed. Be sure to purchase class AND tool kit, if you do not have the tools. Those who have a needle felt 5 prong tool, extra needles, and large (9 x12 or 12 x 12 )foam pad need to bring them to class. (frame not included)
3. "I shall have flowers, again, and again." Charles Monet
Sunday May 9: 12-2:30 pm OR 3-to 5:30 pm Springtime Watercolor Paint & Plant Workshop
Enjoy a lovely afternoon session, painting watercolor flora & creating a mini potted succulent. Class fee of $75 includes Net Loft custom flora paintbox with brush, small enamel travel paint tray, Emily Lex Painting Flowers workbook with several lightly pre-sketched images to be painted, suitable for framing when completed, a lovely handmade ceramic pot, soil, and succulent plant, and an introduction to painting flowers watercolor lesson. There will also be a pre-sketched plover included in your images to be painted.
Beginners welcome! Images are simple and lightly pre-drawn, for easy and enjoyable painting experience.
VIRTUAL CLASSES: NEEDLE FELT NEST
Semipalmated Plover Watercolor and Needle Felt Copyright 2021 by Dotty WIdmann