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Feathers and Fur with Erin Hunter

The Monterey Bay Area is home to scores of beautiful animals, from migrating shorebirds and songbirds to the familiar raccoons and deer. Local science illustrator Erin E. Hunter will teach this afternoon workshop in the Museum's bird and mammal collection, covering topics like bird and mammal anatomy, the differences between feathers and fur, and tips for drawing animals in proportion. The class will also touch on subjects like mixing media, how to match color, and natural history sketching.

Registration for members is $35.00 for the class and $45 for nonmembers. Ages 14 and up; all skill levels welcome. Class will be held at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History at 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove.

Call 831.648-5716, x 16, or email faddis@pgmuseum.org for more information.

Suggested supplies

  • Pencils
  • Sketching paper
  • Waterproof pens, like Pigma Microns; for those only purchasing one pen, Erin recommends the 01 size (available at Aaron Bros., Beverly’s and most art supply stores)
  • Optional—please bring these items if you have them, but don’t feel obligated to purchase them if you don’t! Erin will have some supplies on hand for you to try.
  • Watercolors and brushes
  • Colored pencils (Prismacolors or watercolor pencils work best)
  • White gouache (opaque watercolor)
Earlier Event: September 14
California Native Plant Society meeting
Later Event: September 19
Lecture: Carmel River FREE Project