“Dogs of Distinction: Portraits in Watercolor”
Hours: Wednesday, 5:30-8pm & Thursday, 9am-4:30pm
Instructor: Hillary Parker Cost: $150
Supported in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council.
Join Hillary Parker, naturalist and international award winning watercolor artist, for her fun and comprehensive workshop that focuses on learning to paint dog portraits in watercolors. Students will create a portrait of a sporting dog with all resources, supplies, and photos provided. This is an excellent opportunity for all artists with basic drawing and watercolor experience to build upon, fine tune and master their skills in a detailed and controlled approach to watercolors. Through engaging discussions and step by step demonstrations, Hillary challenges her students to develop and master watercolor techniques in form, texture and dry brush detail, working individually with each artist to guide and encourage them to capture the appearance, lively personality and heart & soul of a dog in watercolors. Some experience is necessary. Please bring a lunch on Thursday.
REGISTER ONLINE NOW! Space is limited.
“Wine & Watercolors”
Hours: Friday, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Instructor: Hillary Parker Cost: $45
This fun art event is for everyone, including those folks new to art, wanting a little “liquid courage” to pick up a paint brush for the first time! Get your creative juices flowing as we join international award-winning botanical watercolor artist Hillary Parker for one of her fun and educational art experiences. With contagious enthusiasm and a mastery of skills, she encourages her guests to have fun experimenting and painting with watercolors in a relaxed and social setting. This art event is a great way to enjoy some wine and meet new people, so grab your spouse or bring your friends, and join the party! No previous art experience is necessary!
Community Conservation Mural
Kids Conservation Art Activity
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Waterfowl Building, South St. Lawn
Adults and children are invited to participate in this community artwork that represent what people value and love about the Bay ecosystem. Kids of all ages will making their own miniature version of the Conservation Mural by painting over previous years’ Waterfowl Festival programs and print publications then using templates provided to create and cut out their favorite Bay habitat creature.
This activity is sponsored in part by the Talbot County Arts Council, with funds from the Talbot County Council.
Kids’ Decoy Painting Class
Hours: Saturday, 10:30am – NOON
Location: Easton Middle School
Bring your children to a place where they can learn how to paint a miniature Canada Goose. Space is limited to 50 children and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The class starts promptly at 10:30am.
Kids Decoy Painting is sponsored in part by the Talbot County Arts Council, with funds from the Talbot County Council.
Kids’ Art Classes
Hours: Friday 11:00am – 4:00pm Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm Sunday, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Easton Middle School
In partnership with the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the Festival’s youngest visitors can try their hand at carving decoys, soap carving and painting decoy magnets.
Kids’ Waterfowl Calling Clinic
Hours: Saturday at 2:00pm
Location: Sportsmans Pavilion
Renowned call-maker and Calling Champion Sean Mann will teach children how to ‘call’ waterfowl in this afternoon clinic. Each participant will also get a Sean Mann Call to take home so they can practice — and maybe someday these kids will return to compete in the Jr. World Waterfowl Calling Competition during Festival weekend! There is no fee but advance registration is required. Register your child online today; space is limited.
Hours: Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Easton High School
The Fishmobile is a traveling marine science program from Phillip’s Wharf Environmental Center in Tilghman Island that teaches kids and adults the environmental issues imposed on the Chesapeake Bay and its inhabitants. Visitors can touch or hold Horseshoe Crabs and Diamondback Terrapins, learn about oysters and how they help the Bay, examine a Blue Crab and explore much more!