Workshop: Evolution of the Modern Bird: An Artistic InvestigationDate: 11/5/16; Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. Limited to 15Location: CoeBrown Northwood Academy (see address below).Instructor: Joel Kutylowski*Note, times are approximate (may become multiple workshops)Combining art, biology, physics, and math, this workshop is designed to investigate the evolutionary history of the Aves class through learning how to draw birds. Each part of the bird is broken down into different discussions and step by step drawing instructions. By using art, drawing, lecture/discussions on evolution, you will learn about the modern mechanics of wings and structures for flight, and the math behind drawing and proportions, and the evolutionary history of birds.This workshop will have a variety of references and resources available; including study skins, photos, books and step by step guides.Materials (are included in the workshop cost):1. Sketchbook 8 ½ X 11 (1), 2. Kneaded eraser (1), 3. Plastic eraser (1), 4. 2B pencil (2), 5. 6B pencil (1), 6. HB pencil (1), 7. 2H pencil (1), 8. Blending stump (1)Drawing step by step maps: Maps are designed to show the process of drawing, each finished drawing is broken down into 45 sketches building detail.1. Beaks and bills (46 species); 2. Feet and talons (4 species); 3. Wings (2 species); 4. Feathers (3 types); 5. Head (2 species); 6. Entire bird (1 specie)I. Let's Get Started!Before we get started on sketching and drawing birds, there will be a lesson regarding art supplies. This will explain the different functions and uses of your materials and basic drawing techniques. Then a short lesson on drawing basic shapes and forms, blending and shading. (45 minutes)We will have a discussion on proportions, the importance of scale, and the math behind proportions. (25 minutes)II. Beaks and Bills: A Discussion on Evolution.We will learn to draw different bills and beaks, and the uses compared to shapes and structures of different bills. There will also be a discussion on Darwin’s finches and adaptive radiation. There will also be time to work on drawing different bills, with drawing, photos or specimen references (35 minutes).III. Feet and Talons: Evolution - ContinuedThe group explores the different structures and uses for bird feet. Again the connections to evolution and the necessity to evolve are connected. There will be time to work on drawing with references. (25 minutes)(Break 25 minutes)IV. Wings: How Does a Bird Fly?Avian flight is a practical feat of engineering. We will closely examine the structural features necessary to fly, and the physics behind lift and thrust. The structure and types of feathers will also be discussed, along with ample time to draw feathers and/or wings. (50 minutes)V. Final Drawing and ConclusionThe remainder of our time will be dedicated to working on a complete drawing of a bird, with focus on proportions. Upon completion of our drawings, a summary of evolution, birds and drawing will wrap up the workshop, and how teachers can apply information from this workshop into elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. (50 minutes)Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8:30 am - 12:30 PM(snacks and beverages will be provided)Fees: Member = $70.00; Nonmember = $90.00 (includes membership. Fee increases to $105.00 November 1st).Site: Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, 907 1st New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261Limited to 15 participants.If you have questions, comments e-mail email@example.com!
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