Join the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Bird Survey team for an afternoon of learning and creativity with local artist, environmentalist and bird enthusiast Jane Mutiny.
For centuries, feathers have long been a fascination for science, art and ancient cultures across the world. Birds use them for communication, camouflage, insulation, waterproofing and, of course, flight. Plumology is the science associated with the study of feathers, and during this session Jane will lead a short discussion about them: their purpose, identifying details and structure on both micro and macro scales.
After a short walk around the site to gather any feathers we might find, and a short art demonstration, we will get creative with our haul - either drawing / painting our feathers, or using them as tools to paint / draw with.
Location: Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton St, London E2 9RR
Time: 2pm - 5pm Saturday, 15th October
Free, but places are limited x15 people.
NB: If you want to gather your own feathers beforehand for this workshop, please do bring them along!
Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on, and please bring a cup or mug - hot hebral/fruit teas will be provided.
We have x 15 places for this workshop, so please book here - www.eventbrite.co.uk