Kids Classes

  • 2016 Oct 29

    Capturing Skeletons with Pencil and Paper

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Ages 9-13

    Get ready for Halloween by looking up close at real animal skeletons! We will explore a variety of different animal bones, learn why bones are important, and practice realistic drawing techniques for capturing them on paper.

    Instructor: Erica Beade

    Fees: $25 members/$35 nonmembers.

    Advance registration required

  • 2016 Nov 19

    Capturing Birds of Prey with Paper and Pencil

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Ages 9-13

    Fierce talons, strong beaks, sharp vision? Look closely at hawk, eagle and owl specimens to discover what makes these birds such excellent hunters. Using specimens in the classroom and galleries, we’ll explore how to capture their forms on paper using realistic drawing techniques. 

    Instructor: Erica Beade

    Fees: $25 members/$35 nonmembers.

    Advance registration required

  • 2016 Dec 10

    Capturing Imaginary Animals with Pencil and Paper

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Ages 9-13

    Bring your creature drawings to life! Participants will invent imaginary animals using real world animals for inspiration. Looking closely at lions, tigers, and bears (as well as fish, birds, beetles, and reptiles), participants will explore imaginative drawing techniques they can use to create a whole world of creatures inspired by nature.

    $25 members/$35 nonmembers.

  • 2017 Feb 04

    Capturing Feathers, Fur, and Scales with Pencil and Paper

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Ages 9-13

    Which animals are covered in feathers, fur, or scales? We will explore the subject by looking closely at a variety of specimens in the classroom and galleries and learn how to capture these different animals and textures on paper using realistic drawing techniques.

    Instructor: Erica Beade

    Fees: $25 members/$35 nonmembers.

  • 2017 Mar 18

    Capturing Flowers with Pencil and Paper

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Ages 9-13

    Get ready for spring as you observe and draw flowers. We'll explore how to capture their shapes, draw them in perspective and shade them to create a sense of volume. 

    $25 members/$35 nonmembers.

  • 2017 Apr 29

    Capturing Big Cats and Dogs with Pencil and Paper

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Ages 9–13

    Instructor: Erica Beade

    Wolves and coyotes, leopards and lions! Join us to explore the world of big cats and dogs. We will use close observation and various realistic drawing techniques to capture these animals and bring them to life on the page.

    Fees: $25 members/$35 nonmembers.

    Advance registration required