Fri, Oct 02 | Zoom

Great Salt Lake Audubon Virtual Paint Night

A brief lecture about Sandhill Cranes will be followed by painting instruction for GSLA members and followers.
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Great Salt Lake Audubon Virtual Paint Night

Time & Location

Oct 02, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

About The Event

This event is intended for Great Salt Lake members or followers. Not a member of the GSLA family yet? Check out to follow GSLA on Facebook, or visit to become a member or join the email list!

This painting instruction will be preceeded by a short lecture on Sandhill Cranes. The painting portion of the event should last 1.5-2hrs. You will be responsible for aquiring the materials for the painting. Please contact me directly if you have problems finding these materials. I have found most of my painting supplies at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Dick Blick (SLC), or Amazon.

For this class, you will need:

  • *A Canvas (I will be using a 10"x20")
  • **Acrylic Paint (I'll use white, black, blue, yellow, red, burnt sienna, and burnt umber)
  • A pencil
  • A medium flat brush (1/2"-1")
  • Plate or palette
  • Cup of water
  • Paper towels

*I will be using a long, skinny canvas - great for such a tall bird! You can use any size and shape of canvas but you may need to adjust the painting for your canvas. For example, if you are using a small, square canvas, you may want to just paint the head of the bird. If you are using a rectangular canvas of a larger or smaller size, you will need to enlarge or decrease the size of your bird to fit. Don't have a canvas? Grab a piece of discarded cardboard or wood! 

**If you want to limit your paint purchasing, we can make most colors with the primary colors, black, and white. You do not have to match the colors I will be using for my painting. If you have other colors on hand and don't want to purchase new paints, make your painting more abstract by using purples or pinks! Don't have acrylics? You can use poster paints, tempera paints, or search online for homemade paint tutorials. Just keep in mind your results will vary. 

This is a free event! GSLA is a non-profit organization committed to spreading awareness about the challenges birds face, their importance in our ecosystem, and ways we can help protect them and our shared environment. If you would like to show your appreciation and donate to the cause, visit and click on the "Donate" button at the bottom of the home page. 

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