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Adult Programs

Brush & Beak

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Brush & Beak is a 4-part workshop series at Edith L Moore Nature Sanctuary offered once per month on Wednesday mornings.  Participants will study bird anatomy, feathers, and field marks while trying different artistic techniques.  Classes will utilize preserved bird specimens, photos, and art prints for reference. Participants in each 2-hour workshop will create a work of art to take home with them.  This series is geared towards adults, all artistic skill levels welcomed. 

Although we will provide all materials, participants are welcome to bring their preferred supplies if desired.  Each session is $15 for Houston Audubon members and $35 for nonmembers. If you have any questions, please contact Nature Programs Manager Amber Leung at 


Feb 28, 2024: 10 AM - Noon. Historical Bird Artwork
Learn about the art and techniques of the early naturalists and ornithologists who first illustrated all of our North American bird species. Our February 28th class and the March 1 encore class are both full.

March 27, 2024: 10 AM - Noon. Contemporary Bird Illustrators
Learn about the art and techniques of the bird illustrators of today. Our March 27 class is full, so we're offering an encore session on Monday, April 1.

April 17, 2024: 10 AM - Noon. Field Sketching Birds
Take your sketchbooks outdoors, from quick sketching to detailed observation of wild birds.

May 22, 2024: 10 AM - Noon.  Bird Quilling
Learn about the ancient art of quilling and create your own small work to take home.