Ngā Manu: learn to paint watercolour birds with Dr Vieco-Galvez
Ngā manu (birds) are often associated with tohu (signs of events to come). Learn how to paint using watercolours with our bird expert, Dr David Vieco-Galvez.
Learn how to paint a native bird
Join our bird expert, Dr David Vieco-Galvez, as we learn to paint watercolours of native birds. David will teach you the steps to creating your own artwork and you will have a beautiful painting to take home with you!
Whānau friendly He Tohu tour
We will start the day with a whānau friendly tour of He Tohu to learn about those who helped shape our country through leaving their tohu (signs). Then we will learn to paint tohu in the form of ngā manu (birds), native to Aotearoa New Zealand.
Suited to children ages 8 and over
Due to the fiddly nature of watercolour painting, this programme is best suited for children ages 8 and over, with a supervising parent or guardian.
Book a spot
Places are limited so email us to reserve your spot firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the presenter
David is originally from Colombia, a country that has 20% of the bird species of the world. He has been studying and painting birds for over 10 years.
Check before you come
Due to COVID-19 some of our events can be cancelled or postponed at very short notice. Please check the website for updated information about individual events before you come.
For more general information about National Library services and exhibitions have look at our COVID-19 page.Grass-green Tanager (Chlorornis riefferii), native to North and Central Andes. Watercolour painted by David Vieco-Galvez