Wildlife Sketching and Printmaking with Neil
  • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
  • 12 hours over 3 days

Wildlife Sketching and Printmaking with Neil

Go bird watching while walking along wildlife refuges and saltwater marshes, gathering inspiration for your nature drawings. Transform sketches into prints using monoprinting, drypoint, and relief printmaking techniques under the guidance of Neil, an ornithologist, natural history illustrator and master printmaker.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea


One Guest
USD $800
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $435

Meet the Artist

Neil is a naturalist, bird researcher, wildlife and landscape painter, and printmaker. As a natural history illustrator and ornithological researcher, he has traveled all over the world, from the Arctic to the rain forests. He has been a professional visual artist for more than 25 years, and you can find his work in the permanent collection of the United States Library of Congress. He says his art springs directly from encounters with the natural world, and he believes the purpose of art is to transcend medium, subject and artist, and reveal the spirit. As an avid bird watcher, you'll find him constantly out on the beach surveying and sketching his next muse.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Learn principles of design and how to draw accurately from 2D and 3D reference material.
  • Bird watch and sketch nature on bird walks, in the Pinckney Island National wildlife refuges, and along beaches.
  • Transform your drawings into prints.
  • Learn monoprinting, woodcut relief printing, or linocut printmaking techniques.
  • Learn etching techniques for drypoint printmaking.
  • Access to studio, non-toxic materials and tools for these printmaking techniques.
  • Your own wildlife sketches and prints.
  • Easy public access to miles of beach
  • Birdwatching
  • Near National Wildlife Refuge and many parks

Explore Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Island boasts a variety of wildlife on the Atlantic Ocean. As you walk along the beaches, you'll find the Harbour Town Lighthouse at the Southern tip. Themed gardens, heritage buildings, and more await you at the Coastal Discovery Museum. The Pinckey Island National Wildlife Refuge is home to a fascinating array of animals such as alligators and birds. The art hub of Savannah, Georgia, is only an hour away, where you can visit the acclaimed Savannah College of Art and Design and their Museum of Art.

Additional Details

Neil's VAWAA can only be booked from October to mid-March.

This VAWAA cannot be adapted for kids, elders, or people with special needs.
Neil's Availability 3 days