SVFAL 2015
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Artist/Naturalist Workshop: Drawing Birds with Val Webb
Two Days – April 25 and 26, 2015
Red House Studios and Gallery in Black Mountain, NC
$150 (includes art supplies)

Learn to draw eggs, feathers and a variety of North Carolina birds during a two-day workshop in beautiful Black Mountain, NC. No experience necessary – all levels of art ability welcome. With lots of step-by-step guidance from illustrator Val Webb, the workshop includes:

Drawing lifelike eyes, beaks and feet
Drawing birds at rest and in flight
Techniques for fast and accurate pencil sketches
Layered charcoal and colored pencil drawings on toned paper
Feather textures: Shading for highlights and shadow
Drawing birds of prey
Drawing songbirds
Basic bird anatomy for the artist
Lots of illustrated material to take home
Bring your favorite sketchbook (8×10 or larger) and ALL OTHER ART SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED.

Class size is small, and is expected to fill quickly. Registration is payable either by check or by PayPal. (Email Val at for instructions.)


Black Mountain is located 8 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Asheville. In addition to great natural beauty, it has a thriving arts community and a rich history. If you are traveling to attend the workshop, plan an extra day or two to relax and explore the area. More information about Black Mountain is available at