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The Art of Drawing Birds  NEW

The workshop will focus on developing a sound understanding of the structure of birds.

Through a series of exercises embracing anatomy, musculature, form and shape, students will compliment their understanding by completing a series of drawings ranging from studies through to finished artworks of Birds. Workshop will be hands on practical application as well as demonstrations by the tutor. Some colour will be dealt with using coloured pencil, wash and pen and ink. Taxidermy specimens will be used as models as well as photographic references.

Early Bird Promo

  • Adults: $396.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST


Age 16+
Skill Level Everyone
Time slot Whole Day
Status Full.
Location Bellingen High School

More about the course

Intensive sketching based around field sketching as well as building up a sound  knowledge of how a bird is put together.

·         Tonal studies

·         Line drawings

·         Light and shade

·         Texture

·         Wing structure

·         Feathers

·         Types of birds

·         Skulls

·         Eyes

·         Beaks


Trevor Weekes

Trevor Weekes

Trevor Weekes is a practicing Artist and Educator. He is a Lecturer in Natural History Illustration in The School of Design, Communication and Information Technology, University of Newcastle.

He exhibits regularly, with both Solo and group shows throughout Australia.

His art practice embraces multi disciplines, specifically Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Artists Book production and more recently Animation. Music is also an area he has been involved in, producing a sound piece to CD, and incorporating sound in several of his installations. A major topic of Interest is Human and Animal Anatomy, focusing on Birds specifically and Flight. 

Course Requirements


*Graphite: 1 of each. B, 2B, 4B, 6B


Plastic Eraser,  Kneadable Eraser.


·         2 Art Line Pens:  Size: 0.2


·         Soft Brushes. (Any size)


·         1 Bottle of Black ink

·         Water container

·         Roll of paper towel


Other pencils: 

* Coloured Pencils. Reasonable quality set.

* Conte Crayon (Rust colour)


       *      2 Highlighters: (Light blue and Lime Green)



·         1 ream of photocopy paper (White)

·         1 A3 Sketch Pad (Cartridge)


Note* If you have other pencils or pastels bring them to the workshop


Please feel free to contact Trevor on if you have any questions.

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