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Draw your fine feathered friends at Seaside library

Local illustrator Dorota Haber-Lehigh leads bird-drawing workshop March 17

Published on March 9, 2018 2:56PM

A drawing of an owl by local artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Courtesy Seaside Public Library

A drawing of an owl by local artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh

SEASIDE — Do you like birds? Do you like to draw? Sign up for our “Mini Bird Drawing Class” with local artist and illustrator Dorota Haber-Lehigh!

The workshop will take place 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, and is sponsored by The Friends of the Seaside Library. You must sign up for this class and can do so at the circulation desk or by phone. All levels of artistic ability are welcome.

Participants will create a whimsical mini bird portrait using colored pencils on walnut ink paper. They will begin with a foundation sketch, then learn how to transfer their drawing and layer gentle colors using colored pencils. Loose texture application and color blending will also be a focus.

With step-by-step guidance you will create a beautiful bird portrait. There will be the option to use watercolor or gouache as a foundation for your bird, so bring a set of watercolors or gouache if you already have one. All other materials will be provided, including watercolor pencils and gouache. Bring a reference photo or two of the bird you intend to draw.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh received a bachelor of arts degree from Pacific University with a focus on printmaking and art history. She designed, illustrated and published a children’s book, “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest,” and is currently working on books about native berries and wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest. She is a member of the Oregon Botanical Artists and Native Plant Society of Oregon.

The Seaside Public Library is located at 1131 Broadway St. For more information, call 503-738-6742, or visit us at seasidelibrary.org.


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