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

January 16 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 under the direction of local artist Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas; MariasIdeas.com

Upcoming Dates:

Each session features a behind-the-scenes look into each animal species to help inspire your portrait. Book now 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.

January: Reserve Now Before It Sells Out!

  • Portrait: Victoria Crowned Pigeon
  • Date: January 16th

Pricing and Information:

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

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

Material Kits:

  • One Class: $20 per person

After booking your 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!

Get your tickets HERE

Questions? Please email info@aviary.org.

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