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ONLINE CLASS - Acrylic - Bird Painting - Iridescent Hummingbirds, Instructor Gaby Hunter

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ONLINE CLASS - Acrylic - Bird Painting - Iridescent Hummingbirds,  Instructor Gaby Hunter

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How to add the Realistic Sparkle

of Iridescent Feathers on Hummingbirds



 Excellent Value

Not Available Anywhere Else On the Internet 

Unlimited classroom access 24/7 for the duration of the class. 

Three Paintings...

Three Different Painting Techniques!


Have you ever wondered how to paint hummingbirds? 

These little bird’s bodies and wings are known for their amazing color and sparkle. I am sure you have wondered how to create that effect. If you have, then I can show you some painting techniques that will help you paint a realistic bird. When you learn these tricks and painting techniques, you'll be able to paint many other birds and critters who possess this iridescent quality.

Bird painting is a very popular topic for artists and if you are interested in this subject, this class is what you are looking for. The painting techniques that I teach will be demonstrated through the use of streaming videos, written text lessons and step by step photographs.  I hold nothing back as I demonstrate step by step how to paint these  tiny garden birds.

                                                                         Student Support
  • Class Videos: The online art lesson is presented via classroom videos, students can work along at their own pace as they watch the instructor paint each step of the painting.
  • Text Lessons: Several step by step written lessons are provided so the student can paint along with the videos.
  • Step by step supporting photographs are included in class materials.
  • Instructor help and feedback: Students have unlimited access to receive individual critiques from the instructor.

Other Support

  • Classroom Forums: There are many classroom forums where you'll upload photographs of your work, and questions and answers are shared between students and me the instructor. Feedback is very important. This helps you know that you are on the right track. If there are any issues or challenges, these Q & A’s forums help clarify anything that might not be completely clear to you.


 Contact info: For further information related to this course please contact the instructor directly: gabrielehunter@artapprenticeonline.com
 Complete Three Different Hummingbird Paintings in this Online Class...

  Acrylic Painting Techniques

Learning Outcome

  • Wet in wet acrylic blending
  • Acrylic Glazing with layering
  • Learn to create Mottled backgrounds
  • Learn Stippling to create tree moss
  • Detail with liner work
  • Create simple blended leaves with color accents
  • Create a simple bird's nest and tree branches using wet in wet painting techniques.


This class is created in such a way to teach good basic skills for the beginning artist. If you ever wanted to learn how to paint birds on canvas, this class provides a good starting point. Learning how to paint birds feathers that sparkle and shine with the iridescent effects of light is a good skill to have in your skill bank! This will give you the ability to tackle other types of birds that also have iridescent feathers.

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  • 5
    Beautiful Birds to Paint

    Posted by Gail from Tolland on 30th Jan 2014

    This is a wonderful course if you want to paint hummingbirds. Gaby shows you 3 different methods to do the hummingbirds. Great instructions help you achieve 3 beautiful bird paintings that have the iridescence of the real birds. Enjoy learning with Gaby.

  • 5
    So much fun !

    Posted by June from North Carolina, US on 31st May 2012

    This was one of the first classes I took at the AAO a couple of years ago. I loved it. Gaby you are the best teacher and I learned a ton!

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