Bird sketch

Sketch a Bird with Leslie Lovejoy

Saturday, September 2, 2023 - 9:00am to 10:30am
  • Library Hall
A free 1.5-hour sketch-a-bird workshop taught by local artist Leslie Lovejoy with Nature's Educators' live birds

The feathered models for the morning will be chosen from Nature’s Educators’ live birds. The session also includes Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Sandhill Crane taxidermy. Sketching supplies provided by the Library and Steamboat Art Museum. All ages are welcome to take part in this free workshop that begins in Library Hall, and will likely include time sketching outdoors.

About the Teacher

Leslie Lovejoy

Leslie Lovejoy has been intrigued by art since she was a child growing up in Paris, France with her family. After studying Fine Arts at Colorado State University, she traveled back to Europe, the Middle East and the Far East, illustrating her way around the world for almost ten years. She has lived in Steamboat Springs for 38 years, working as a graphic artists, and using her artistic skills in all work that she has done. Many of her pieces are plein aire style, painted while on her frequent hikes, canoes and skiing in the backcountry.

About the Yampa Valley Crane Festival: Aug. 31- Sept. 3, 2023

The Greater Sandhill Crane is an iconic species of the Yampa Valley. Returning in the spring, cranes nest and raise their young in wetland areas throughout the valley. In late summer and early fall, hundreds of cranes from the Rocky Mountain flock join the local birds to rest and feed before continuing their journey south. The Yampa Valley Crane Festival celebrates these iconic birds with daily crane viewings, expert speakers, films, art exhibits, workshops, family activities and more. Bud Werner Memorial Library is festival headquarters and the venue for many of these talks, films and events. Learn more about the 12th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival.