Drawing Birds as Living Animals: a two-part workshop

09/30/2023 08:30 AM - 10/07/2023 01:00 PM PT


Workshops and Courses


  • $40.00  -  Drawing Birds as Living Animals student price
  • $75.00  -  Drawing Birds as Living Animals member price
  • $80.00  -  Drawing Birds as Living Animals non-member price


Tecolote Canyon Nature Center GPS: 32.7757, -117.1977
Room Number: Classroom


A two-session course on drawing birds with David Stump, past President of the SDAS Board of Directors and accomplished artist.


Drawing Birds as Living Animals 

Tecolote Nature Center
September 30 and October 7 (Two Saturdays) 
8:30 am –1:00 pm both days
Taught by David Stump

Learn to see and draw birds from the inside out – from the skeleton and musculature 
to their complex feather patterns. Strengthen your skills in using a simple pencil to 
reveal the structural design and organic beauty of living birds. A 16-page, amply 
illustrated workbook will be provided for each registrant, with seven lessons being 
covered over the two days. 
The workbook is supplemented by a Powerpoint presentation with over 60 pages of 
drawings and photos.

Bring an 8x10 or larger drawing pad and pencils, including a blue non-repro pencil if 
you have one.  We will have light refreshments but not lunch.

The workshop leader will be David Stump, a long-time contributing artist and former 
president for San Diego Audubon.

Scholarships are available for this program. Please let us know if the program fee is a barrier to participation for you.