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Nature Watercolor Paintings at Downs Farm Preserve (Cutchogue)

Join Group for the East End and local artist, Melissa Hyatt, as we paint North fork birds at Downs Farm Preserve. In this class, we will paint some of the shore birds of the East End; herons, piping plovers, terns, and sandpipers – there are so many to choose from! Please feel free to bring a favorite photo or reference of a local bird you want to paint. Melissa will share a few of her special watercolor painting techniques and take you step by step through the process. She will also demo her painting techniques for you as well.

You will learn how to draw the bird, mix the paints, play with wet on wet techniques and wet on dry. We will experiment with layering the paint to create the piece and add details. You will experience the magic world of watercolor. 

All watercolor workshop materials included. Create a 5” x 7" painting of your own to take home and frame. 

Registration required, please contact Christine Tylee at

Later Event: October 25
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