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Avian Art Studio

In the Avian Art Studio, we invite you to try your own hand at drawing or writing about birds while surrounded by inspiring specimens, field notes, an extraordinary “commonplace book,” feathers and creative prompts developed by Drexel’s Writers Room and many others.

Art and Observation: Illuminating Birds Art Studio
May 20 – Oct 15, 2023
Fridays and Sundays, 1 – 4 p.m.
Free with admission

Let your creativity soar! Be inspired by historical avian illustrations and discover how Academy educators and scientists use art to help make observations and elevate our understanding about the wonders of the natural world. Make and take a family-friendly, bird-themed creative project of your own. Explore scientific printmaking, photography or illustration, with a feathery flourish!

Illuminating Birds Saturday Events Series 
May 20 – Oct 15, 2023 
Select Saturdays, 2 – 4 p.m. 
Free with admission 

Join us in the Avian Art Studio for our Illuminating Birds Saturday Event Series. Come explore the Academy’s vast ornithological collections through guided hands-on workshops and demonstrations with local artists and writers and learn why they are inspired by our avian neighbors. Draw your favorite specimen or write a new poem about a connection you had with a bird in your community.

Learn how people who appreciate birds build a community centered around science, art, culture and engagement, and how you can join them in appreciating birds through drawing, writing, and other creative practices. We’ll have pencils and paper available, or you can use one of our coloring pages to guide you. All ages and art abilities are welcome in the Avian Art Studio!

Select Saturdays. Free with admission. Details coming soon.