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Explore the museum's collections more closely with a drawing course or workshop on topics in natural history

 
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NESTS!
The Intriguing World of Avian Architecture

Instructors: Dr. Mary Caswell Stoddard and Erica Beade

Saturday, October 4, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Explore the amazing diversity of avian architecture as Harvard evolutionary biologist Dr. Mary Caswell Stoddard will lead participants on a geographic tour of nests from around the world. Closely observe unusual nests from the Museum’s ornithology collections, and learn new ways to capture the intricacies of these structures through observational drawing with artist and educator Erica Beade.
Bird and nest photo: Chris Eason

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Fee: $35 members/$40 nonmembers. Advance registration required. Register online.

 
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DRAWING THE ANIMALS
A Three-week Course

Instructor: Erica Beade

Three Saturdays: October 18, 25, and November 1
9:30 am–12:00 pm

Through observational drawing students will learn basic drawing skills they can continue to improve on their own. Participants will practice techniques in the classroom followed by sketching animal specimens in the galleries, with support and feedback from the course instructor.

Fee: $95 members/$110 nonmembers. Advance registration required. Register online.

 
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MAMMALS
A Sketching Workshop

Instructor: Erica Beade

Saturday, November 15, 9:30 AM–12:00 PM

Learn to capture mammals with pencil and paper in this hands-on workshop that will focus on a wide variety of specimens from the museum’s collections. Explore step-by-step methods for developing your mammal sketch, techniques for achieving greater accuracy and for capturing depth, volume, and texture. All skill levels are welcome.
Photo of ferret: L T Stearns

Fee: $35 members/$40 nonmembers. Advance registration required. Register online.