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Classical Drawing Series: Black Bear

  • Thursday, March 17, 2016
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Black bear drawing by Patricia Savage.

Beyond our childhood fuzzy teddy bears, bears are impressive creatures of structure, function, and charisma.  Using a Museum specimen, students will sharpen their skills, observing the animal form and learning the techniques of realistic drawing.

About the Instructor

Patricia Savage is an award-winning landscape, wildlife, and botanical artist, and current president of the North Carolina Pastel Society. Several of Patricia’s botanical paintings are featured in Today’s Botanical Artists. The Pastel Journals’ 6th Annual Pastel 100 Competition awarded Patricia with Best in Wildlife and Honorable Mention in Wildlife. She served as Artist in-Residence in Denali National Park and joined Smith College and PBS The 1899 Harriman Expedition Retraced: A Century of Change. Her work has appeared in The Best in Wildlife Art 1 and 2, Focus Magazine (Italy), US Art, Wildlife Art, and Wildlife in North Carolina. She has exhibited at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, the Bell Museum of Natural History, the National Geographic Society, the U. S. Botanic Gardens, and Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Society of Animal Artists.

Her paintings and news on upcoming shows and workshops can be viewed at http://psavageart.com.

Registration information: Online registration

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.



March 17, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$25 members/ $35 non-members


Naturalist Center

Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States


Debbie Huston