Birds of the West Demo & Booksigning

Birds of the West Demo & Booksigning

Join Molly Hashimoto, artist and author behind "Birds of the West: An Artist's Guide," for a free art demo and booksigning.
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  • Sat, May 4, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Molly will highlight her many different art approaches to birds, including block printing, sketching, etching, and watercolors. She thinks everyone will have more fun trying something different.

Molly will demonstrate how she uses the Stillman & Birn sketchbooks for loose sketches tinted with watercolor--both the white paper and the toned paper books. Personally, Molly prefers the soft cover journals, not spiral or hardbound.

The demo will have a hands-on component where you can try out the Stillman & Birn sketchbooks or just watch Molly--your choice. Molly will also demonstrate other heavier weight non-watercolor papers that she uses for watercolor sketching and painting. 

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


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

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