Natural History Workshop: Inspired By Nature; Sketching Live Raptors

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV
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What: Natural History Workshop: Inspired By Nature; Sketching Live Raptors

Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time: 1 - 3 p.m.

Cost: $10 for PVAS members, $15 for general public

Workshop Instructor: Doug Pifer

PVMN Re-Cert Eligible

Doug Pifer, a professional writer, illustrator and wildlife artist for over 40 years, has teamed up with veterinarian, Belinda Burwell from the Wildlife Veterinary Care in Millwood to offer this unique workshop.

Doug will introduce participants to drawing directly from life, using a live raptor as a model. 

After a brief introduction to comparative anatomy and a demonstration of how wings work, Belinda Burwell will join the workshop with a live hawk or owl as a model. 

Participants will be encouraged to observe the model closely and familiarize themselves with its anomy and behavior. Then using basic drawing materials they will be able to record their own impressions using the 'minds eye'. 

Emphasis will be on observing and focusing on the subject. Participants may bring a journal or sketchbook, a pencil and lots of enthusiasm! Artistic ability will be encouraged but not required! 

This workshop is being held at Cool Spring Preserve in the upstairs classroom. 

Doug has taught basic art classes to children, adults, homeschool students and seniors for many years. 

Registration for this workshop is required. 

Please contact Krista Hawley at or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have. 

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Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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