Workshops: Painting Birds

26 September 10:00

Using specimens from the museum collection we will work with watercolour, pencil, pen and wash. There will be individual help and group discussion around examples of work by painters of birds, looking particularly at interpretation of texture, light and shade in feathers and structure.  In the afternoon, there will be the opportunity to choose to continue to work indoors with your chosen specimen or (weather permitting) sketch birds by the Kennet and Avon canal.

Materials you need to provide:
A3 or larger sketch pad, watercolours and paintbrushes no. 2 and no. 5, drawing pen and 2B pencil.

All abilities welcome. Please bring your own lunch, refreshments and snacks will be available to purchase from the café.

Tutor: Hazel Batchelor
Former Head of Art and county staff Development Advisor, North Essex Schools. Trained at Bath Academy of Art and Manchester High School of Art.

West Berkshire Museum
Wednesday 26 September | £20 |  10am – 3pm (1 hour lunch break)

The museum and café are open 10am – 4pm.

To book a place on these workshops please call the museum 01635 519562 or email

Cancellation policy:

Workshops are non-refundable, however, you can transfer your booking onto any other session at either Shaw House or West Berkshire Museum and pay any higher price difference. Please contact reception directly, not the course leader, in order to transfer your booking; Shaw House 01635 279279, Museum 01635 519562.