How to Draw the Great Blue Heron
with John Muir Laws
The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) monitors herons throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn how to draw these magnificent birds in a live demonstration/workshop with John Muir Laws! John will explore the anatomy and structure of the birds, highlighting details that will help you draw them accurately and quickly. We will then make a detailed study of the head of a heron using graphite and watercolor.
What you'll need: An internet connection, paper, pencil, and watercolor supplies. No experience necessary!
Please register - the Zoom link will be sent in the confirmation. If you have any questions, please contact Sirena Lao, Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist, at [email protected].
John (Jack) Muir Laws is a scientist, educator, and author who helps people forge a deeper and more personal connection with nature through keeping illustrated nature journals and understanding science. Trained as a wildlife biologist and an associate of the California Academy of Sciences, he observes the world with rigorous attention and teaches skills in observation, curiosity, and creative thinking. He is the founder of the Nature Journal Club on Facebook, an online community of 44,000+ nature journalers, and the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, an annual event that gathers people who are passionate about nature, art, science, curiosity, and wonder. In partnership with the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, he is the creator of the Nature Journal Connection, a free educational video series to help people of all ages build nature journaling skills. He has also written and illustrated several books including How to Teach Nature Journaling (co-authored with Emilie Lygren, 2020), The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling (2016), The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds (2012), and more. Among his many accolades, he received the 2020 Bay Nature Local Hero award for his work in environmental education.
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