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Wildlife Painting: Backyard Birds with Gina Hendry

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Wednesday, August 24, 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST

Join zoom 15 minutes early (4:45pm) for an informal meet and greet with the instructor and other class participants! Session instructions will begin promptly at 5:05pm PST so that everyone has plenty of time to join!

In this session, we will learn to paint the birds you might come across every day in watercolor. Jays, finches, doves, and more. Using your preferred reference photos as well as photos from Gina’s collection, we’ll learn to notice the shapes, colors, and forms that make up these beautiful birds and translate them into paintings. Any level of painting experience is welcome!

Gina has been painting wildlife for many years, and has spent a considerable amount of time studying raptors in particular through falconry and birding. She will guide you through your particular reference and help you bring your bird to life on the page.


  • Watercolor paper (multiple sheets)
  • Large brush (I like size 8 mop or round)
  • Small brush (size 4 or smaller)
  • Flat brush (optional)
  • Watercolors
  • Cup for water
  • Mixing surface
  • Reference photos of birds of your choice (or paint along with mine!)



Gina Hendry is an artist and illustrator who has been working at CFM for almost 5 years. She loves birds, beverages, and CFM's Buff Titanium pigment.

View more of Gina’s work on instagram @hovering_kite and!


All workshops are recorded and the replay will be automatically available the day after class to everyone who paid for a spot! The link to the recording will expire 30 days after the date of the session.

*Each class is currently capped at 40 people, but we will be offering 5 free spots per class to people with financial need. Email if you would like to request a spot. Free spots are first come, first serve.

**If you’d like to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open up the spot! We are only able to refund if we’re notified at least 48 hours prior to the session.

***Links to sessions will be sent via email 24 hours and 15 minutes prior to the session; please check out using the email to which you’d like the link sent. If you have not received the link within 24 hours prior to the session, please check your spam folder first and email