Our Favorite Birds an Art Class w/ Instructor Allison Zito
In this multi-session class, students will use a variety of mediums to recreate their favorite birds. We will draw, paint and use pastels to make renderings of our most cherished avian friends. At the end of the class, students may digitally submit their pictures to the Mass Audubon museum exhibit.
Due to the virtual nature of this class, student’s may use materials they have from around the house (pencils, markers, watercolors, etc.) Suggested materials are listed below.
A good picture of your favorite bird
Good Quality Paper 9 x 12
Suggested Materials: 1 ebony pencil, 1 kneaded eraser, watercolors & paintbrushes, 1 pack of pastels, multicolored sharpies or colored pencils
This class is for students K - 12.
This class will meet 12 - 1 PM, June 8 - 11th.
This class is free, but registration is required. The virtual class login will go out by email roughly one hour before the class.
Artist Teacher: Allison Zito
Allison Zito received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of the Arts. Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous museums including The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield MA, The Delaware Art Museum, The Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Allison has decades of teaching experience, having taught a considerable variety of classes at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA, and at the University of Pennsylvania Morris Arboretum. She has been teaching Studio Art in the Upper Valley with excellent results at AVA Gallery, ArtisTree, Claremont Maker Space, and League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. During her Artist in Residence at The Claremont Maker Space earlier this year, Allison created an art installation and organized a symposium to inspire positive action, addressing the issue of Global Warming. Allison Zito was awarded The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 for her work as an artist and her work in art education.