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The Art of Drawing Birds

Free yourself to draw birds, by developing a sound understanding of their structure.

This course will involve field and classroom sketching, to build up a sound knowledge of how a bird is put together, using taxidermy specimens as models and photographic references. Over the week you’ll complete a series of drawings ranging from studies through to finished artworks of birds. With hands on practical application, as well as demonstrations by the tutor, you’ll complete a series of exercises embracing anatomy, musculature, form and shape.

  • Adults: $418.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST


Age 16+
Skill Level Everyone
Time slot Whole week - full days
Status 2022 details coming soon.
Location Bellingen High School

More about the course

You’ll also work with tonal studies, line drawing, light, shade and texture. Work will also include exploring colour, using coloured pencil, wash and pen and ink.


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

  • Pencils: *Graphite: 1 of each. B, 2B, 4B, 6B
  • Erasers:  Plastic Eraser,  Kneadable Eraser.
  • Pens: 2 Art Line Pens:  Size: 0.2
  • Brushes: Soft Brushes. (Any size)
  • Ink:  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 trevormweekes@icloud.com if you have any questions.

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