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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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THE ART OF DRAWING BIRDS

Instructor: Erica Beade

Saturday, April 26, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Learn to capture birds with pencil and paper in this hands-on workshop taught by artist and educator Erica Beade. Explore avian anatomy as it applies to drawing birds, step-by-step methods for developing bird sketches, techniques for achieving greater accuracy and for capturing feather textures. Discuss tips for field sketching, particularly useful for birders and those interested in keeping field notes or nature journals. All skill levels are welcome.

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Fees: $40 members/$45 nonmembers. Advance registration required. Register online.

 

SKETCHING TREES

Instructor: Erica Beade

Saturday, May 10, 9:00–11:00 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery

Explore an amazing variety of tree forms using pencil and paper in beautiful Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. Students will focus on capturing the shapes and volume of trunks and branches and on learning techniques for drawing foliage. Taught by artist and educator, Erica Beade. All skill levels are welcome.

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

 
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WHERE DID ALL THESE APPLES COME FROM?

Instructor: Sarah Mathews

Saturday, May 17, 9:30 am–12:00 pm

Many members of the rose family bear delicious fruits, such as raspberries, pears, and peaches, while others impress us with stunning flowers and sweet fragrances. Apples, one of the favorite members of the family, have a storied past that began thousands of years ago in Kazakhstan. Experience the diversity of this family as we carefully examine live specimens from the Arnold Arboretum and botanical replicas in the museum’s Glass Flowers gallery. See how scientists have traced the evolutionary history of apples as we explore the process of their domestication and learn about modern approaches to the genetic modification of organisms with Harvard evolutionary biologist and Curator of the Harvard University Herbaria, Sarah Mathews.

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