Birds of the West with Molly Hashimoto

Birds of the West with Molly Hashimoto

Join artist Molly Hashimoto for a hands on experience in watercolor immersion. Molly is the author of "Birds of the West: An Artist's Guide."
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Molly will offer a short slide presentation on her new book Birds of the West, sharing ideas on where she has seen birds, and how she makes art from her sketches and photos. She will also demonstrate some easy techniques for sketching and painting birds using a variety of papers, pens and brushes. Participants will then have the opportunity to apply these techniques themselves. All supplies are provided.

This event is free and open to the public. Molly will be signing books, which will be available for purchase.

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About the book:

In Birds of the West, award-winning artist Molly Hashimoto captures nearly 100 Western bird species across seven habitats using different media, from quick ink sketches to vivid block prints. From the diminutive ruby-crowned kinglet to the majestic golden eagle, Molly’s range of art and detail encourages all of us, whether artists or not, to observe our feathered friends more closely.

About the author:

Seattle resident Molly Hashimoto leads plein air watercolor painting and printmaking workshops at the North Cascades Institute, Yellowstone Forever Institute, Wenatchee River Institute, and Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Her artwork is widely published in cards, calendars, books, and journals, and she is the author of Colors of the West. Learn more at

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