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Little Birders- Drawing Realistic Birds (Ages 9-13) Nature Drawing Course

Students will be taught simple tools for drawing realistic birds with more accuracy and character. We will draw simple, but realistic birds from photos as practice for longer drawings, or for drawing from life for nature journaling.
Jessalyn Claire Beasley
189 total reviews for this teacher
49 reviews for this class
Completed by 210 learners
60 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times


Wed, Nov 30

Meet once (1 day)
7:30 – 8:30 AM
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Class Experience

Learn simple tricks of observation to improve the accuracy of their drawings
Learn artistic techniques to improve the character of their drawings
Basic knowledge of parts of a bird (songbirds)
Learn to draw from reference photos as practice for more in depth drawings, or for documenting birds from life for nature journaling
The goal is not just for your student to follow along and copy a realistic bird, but give them the tools to be able to go away and continue to draw beautiful, expressive and realistic birds on their own. 
There is no homework for this class, but students are welcome to send me images of the birds they draw with their new skills for feedback after the course is finished. 
 5 files available upon enrollment
Scrap paper for practice drawing printed reference photos (can be black and white) Paper for bird drawings- I recommend something heavier than printer paper so that final drawings will not be flimsy, and no larger than 5x7 or 8x10. Students have more success in practice when forced to draw within a more manageable area. If student is really proud of work it might be disappointing to have done it on printer paper, but anything without lines is acceptable. If students already have an art or nature journal they are welcome to use it. Pencil- this can be a drawing pencil, or a regular pencil. Mechanical pencils are fine, but they can be difficult to erase because they indent the paper. Sharpener Eraser Optional: clip board
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Again, students are welcome to send me images of the birds they draw with their new skills for feedback after the course is finished. 
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Jessalyn Claire Beasley
Lives in the United States
189 total reviews
185 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Jessalyn Claire and I am so thankful for Outschool. 

DISCOUNT----- Get $10 off my class "5 Week Flex - How to Draw Realistic Birds (and Think Like an Artist)" classes for any age with coupon code CLAIRFLEX10 until Nov 30, 2022.... 
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