The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

Brushes & Birds

Brushes and Birds featuring Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria's Ideas

Join the National Aviary's newest live online series; pick up a paint brush, and create your own masterpiece! Learn how to paint a portrait via Zoom with an appearance from a live bird, under the direction of local artist Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria's Ideas; MariasIdeas.com

 

Upcoming Dates:

Each session will feature a different live bird model to inspire your portrait. Stay tuned to the National Aviary’s social media accounts and aviary.org for the unveiling of each new portrait. Book all three 2020 classes now to save on registration, and to ensure you get a virtual seat, as space is limited. Material kits containing all art supplies are available for purchase, or you may provide your own art supplies.

Summer Session:

  • Live Bird: Red, the Scarlet Macaw (see above!)
  • Date: July 18th

Fall Session:

  • Live Bird: Red-billed Hornbill
  • Date: October 3rd

Holiday Session:

  • Live Bird: African Penguin
  • Date: December 19

Pricing and Information:

  • Per Class (per person): Members $23; Non-Members $25 
  • Per Series (per person): $65

Beginners are welcome-participants are able to work at their own skill level-with no experience necessary.

  • One Class: $20 per person
  • Kits for All 3 Classes: $55 per person 

After booking your session, you will receive a Zoom link to your live virtual class 48 hours beforehand. Maria will be available virtually during the class to answer questions and to walk you through each design step! Send us snapshots of your finished masterpieces after at info@aviary.org; you just might see it on social media or in a future e-mail! 

 *Material kits can be mailed to you, if ordered by July 10th, or can be picked up at the National Aviary July 10th or 11th.

Get your tickets HERE

All sessions are available for purchase today at the link above. Space is limited!

Questions? Please email info@aviary.org.