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

October 18 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Brushes and Birds Happy Hour | October 18 | 5:30 – 8 pm | 21 + | Members: $50; Non-Members: $55 | All Materials Included

October Portrait: Burrowing Owls!

Who-o-o’s burrowed under there?! Kick off the National Aviary’s Owl-O-Ween festivities a few days early by joining Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas ( for a special 21+ evening edition of Brushes and Birds: Burrowing Owl! During this cheerful and Boo-tiful portrait class designed for painters of all abilities, you will follow Maria’s step-by-step instructions to paint your very own Burrowing Owl portrait. Materials are included.

Prior to class, relax with friends and meet a National Aviary Animal Ambassador owl as you enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, beer, or delicious non-alcoholic beverage! 

Additional drinks and scrumptious bites will be available for purchase from Atria’s, including a hummus and tabbouleh naan dipper box, Artisan English cheese box with fresh cut fruit, a Firecracker Chicken Wrap, and a dessert box.


A Burrowing Owl


Please note: National Aviary habitats will closed during the event.

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