Understand Birds through Drawing

Pencil sketch of bird by David Allen Sibley with pencil and eraser


5:30 p.m.

COST: FREE and Open to Everyone!
Any children in attendance must be accompanied by an adult.
Sketch materials and optimal seating are first-come, first-serve, so those wanting to sketch along may want to arrive early.

The UM Museum is thrilled to welcome acclaimed ornithologist and artist, David Allen Sibley, to lead a live sketching demonstration to explain how feathers shape and color the birds that we see every day. Understanding the arrangement of feathers is key to understanding every aspect of a bird’s appearance, and drawing is one of the best ways to explore that. This will help birders and artists gain a different perspective on how to identify and draw birds.