Patterns and markings of birds drawing for beginners workshop





Zoom workshop – Friday the 2nd July 7.30 -8.30pm GMT

Have you ever looked up close at the beautiful details of birds feathers? In particular the wildlife here in the very north, on the islands of Orkney. From corncrakes to eider ducks, lapwings to starlings each bird has distinctive markings and colours.

This one hour workshop session takes you through the basics of drawing, using a pencil and pen to create the shapes you see and discovering texture. Whether you want to draw birds or you are after a mindful, fun drawing session which increases your skill and knowledge, this illustrative class is jam packed with tips to build confidence.

Using my drawing hints and tips to build confidence and see the world in a new way.

For every class purchased £1 goes to RSPB Orkney to support the work they do to support our resident birds.

RSPB Scotland is a nature conservation charity.  They have 12 beautiful nature reserves here in Orkney which are managed to provide the conditions for a range of spectacular species to flourish, many of which are under threat of serious decline here or elsewhere in the UK.  Your donations will help to continue the work of protecting nature in Orkney.

RSPB Scotland is fundraising for RSPB (

Purchase the class only or class with kit below. Once you place your order here on the website you will be sent a kit direct to you in time for the workshop. The kit contains –

HB pencil

Fine liner pen

A5 sketchbook


All you need for this workshop is a table in a well lit space, some peace and quiet, a wifi connection and laptop, phone or tablet to be able to connect, a cup of tea or beverage of your choice, and kitchen towel for smudgy fingers.

Numbers are limited for this session so please book as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. To receive your kit on time please order by 25th June. .


Small – UK size 10

Medium – UK size 12

Large – UK size 14

Xlarge – UK size 16

Additional information


Workshop & art kit, Zoom workshop only


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Tote bags and purses

Materials: main body of bag – digitally printed unbleached cotton panama (with a shower and stain resistant coating), lining unbleached cotton canvas handles – vegetable tanned leather.


  • Body of bag – sponge clean with cold water
  • Waxed Cotton – brush off any dirt/grit and sponge with cold water only
  • Leather Handles – Wipe clean with a dry cloth only

Silk Cotton Dress/Top

Materials: Silk Cotton Outer/acetate lining


  • Dry Clean Only

Jersey Dress/Top

Materials: Cotton/Viscose jersey


  • Hand wash only

Silk/Cotton/Modal Scarves

Materials: As above


  • Dry Clean Only