MDC inspires creativity with online bald eagle painting program – News – The Rolla Daily News – Rolla, MO

This free virtual program guides budding artists through the process of creating their own eagle painting.

January is bald eagle season in Missouri, when thousands move from the north to the Show-Me-State to look for fish in our open waters. However, through art, you can create your own permanent memento of the eagle season.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting a Conservation Crafters – Happy Little Eagles class on Wednesday, January 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This free class, open to ages 15 and up, helps students paint a bald eagle on canvas.

“Bring out your inner artist and experience the joy of painting! Join us in learning about the national symbol of our country and its path from the endangered to the successful ascent of the Missouri sky, ”said MDC naturalist Nicki Wheaton. The program will include information about bald eagles that will help participants better appreciate these amazing birds of prey. Not only will residents learn about these majestic birds, but they will also learn how to paint them.

Since this is a virtual program, attendees can purchase an 11 x 17 canvas and some inexpensive brushes and paints. Wheaton said they will be working with acrylic paint during the program, but encouraged choosing the color that works best for each participant. Suggested colors for the background are blue, green, yellow, and white. two or three shades of brown, yellow, and white for the eagle; and brown or black for the tree.

Wheaton said she encourages everyone to be as creative as their minds allow. “Grab some Prussian blue and let’s paint a picture on our almighty easels,” she said.

Conservation Crafters – Happy Little Eagles is a free virtual program. However, advanced online registration is required for every person attending Attendees will receive an email invitation from the MDC Event Management System with a WebEx program link 24 hours prior to the program.

Attendees will receive an email with a program link from Nichole Wheaton or the MDC Event Management System and read [email protected] It is also recommended that you check Junk Mail folders when no email is received.

MDC offers many free educational programs in the St. Louis area to help people discover the great outdoors, fishing, hunting, and the great outdoors. Keep up to date by visiting the MDC St. Louis regular events page at

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