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Adult Education Classes

Designed for you to improve your knowledge and practice your skills in some of the most beautiful locations in the region! Register by clicking the links below.

Last light – Saguaro National Park (east), AZ. Photo credit: Stephen Vaughan

Advanced Nature Photography with Stephen Vaughan
October 11 and 13

Ready to take your photography to an advanced level? Topics include:

  • proper exposure techniques, including how and when to use exposure compensation
  • histogram use and how they relate to exposure
  • how and when to use different exposures and auto focus modes
  • depth of field, flash exposure and ISO
  • Fees: Members $75. Non-members: $110, option to include a 12-month Tucson Audubon membership
  • Limited to 10 spaces
  • Classroom session: Thursday, October 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Field trip: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7 a.m. – noon
  • Location for both dates: Tucson Audubon’s Mason Center, 3835 W Hardy Road, Tucson, Arizona 85742

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Drawing Birds and Nature
 with Saraiya Kanning
October 20

Berylline Hummingbird by Saraiya Kanning

 

Drawing helps us pay attention and see the world around us with a fresh eye. In this class, students will practice basic drawing skills while slowing down to observe birds, plants, wildlife, and the landscape around Tucson Audubon’s Mason Center. No prior experience necessary.

  • Artist level: beginner/intermediate
  • Fees: Members $35. Non-members: $40, fees include materials.
  • Saturday, October 20, 8 AM – 11 AM
  • Limited to 7 spaces
  • Class location: Tucson Audubon’s Mason Center, 3835 W Hardy Road, Tucson, Arizona 85742

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Wait list policy:  If you sign up for the wait list you will be contacted to complete registration if an opening becomes available.

Cancellation policy: For cancellations made more than 7 days in advance a full refund, less 25% administrative fee, will be given. No refunds can be made within 7 days of a class. To cancel your reservation, please email events@tucsonaudubon.org or call 520-209-1812.

 

 

Meet Our Instructors

Stephen Vaughan is a professional nature photographer and instructor. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications including Audubon magazine, as well as Audubon books and calendars. Steve was also president of Aiken Audubon Society in Colorado Springs for 5 years.

Saraiya Kanning received her BA in Creative Writing from Colorado College and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. She has practiced the visual arts, including charcoal, graphite, watercolor, and acrylic, for over 20 years. In 2012, Kanning received a grant that enabled her to explore the intersection of words and visual art while watercolor journaling at sites such as Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and Canyon de Chelly in Arizona. Her bird art has been featured on several t-shirts for ornithological and birding conferences, including the 2015 and 2018 Pikes Peak Birding Festival in Colorado Springs. A selection of scarves and blank greeting cards of her artwork, through her art-based business Reabird Creations LLC, can be found in the Tucson Audubon Nature Shops.

As an educator, Saraiya believes that all people possess creative potential. Creativity can be practiced and developed. Her classes aim to nurture the seeds of creativity in each participant through art-making. In these classes and workshops, participants learn foundational skills in their chosen medium and expand their powers of observation. She especially enjoys teaching subjects related to wildlife, ecology, and landscape. Saraiya lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, Michael.

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447