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

December 17 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brushes and Birds featuring Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas | Saturday, December 17 | 11 am – 1 pm | Virtual or In-Person | Virtual: Members: $23; Non-Members: $25 | In-Person: Members: $60; Non-Members: $65 (materials and National Aviary Admission included)

December portrait: African Penguin

Join Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas; MariasIdeas.com in person or online for a creative and colorful class in painting your own fine and feathered masterpiece. In these courses designed for painters of all ages and abilities, follow Maria’s step-by-step instructions to paint a portrait of a well-loved National Aviary bird, like an African Penguin. Optional material kits are available for purchase for virtual participants. Materials are included for in-person participants.

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After booking your virtual session, you will receive a Zoom link to your live virtual class 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!

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