Avian Art Classes at WBU, GPW!

Looking for something fun to do? Why not try your hand at Avian Art, led by local artist Marilynn Thomas and hosted by Wild Birds Unlimited, Grosse Pointe Woods!

Marilynn Thomas is a talented local artist who specializes in the watercolor medium. She holds a Bachelor of Art Education and Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University, and teaches classes at Macomb Community College. Her work is displayed locally in restaurants and community centers, as well as on her website (click here). Fortunately for us, Marilynn also happens to love birds, and enjoys painting them and teaching others to do the same. While teaching the class, she and store owner Rosann Kovalcik are always sure to sprinkle in some great bird facts!


Former employee Holly Babiarz says, "Many people come in not knowing anything about watercolor, and once they've learned the nuances of the art technique, it starts a new interest, and they want to continue doing it for themselves." Painting is a great way to relax, practice mindfulness, and get away from the hectic pace of life.


Aside from painting, Avian Art sessions feature delicious snacks from Emily's Delicatessen (hummus, spinach, meat pies), and SideStreet Diner (pastries). Guests 21 and up may partake in wine or beer from Woods Wholesale Wine. All ages are welcome, so bring a friend or sign up for yourself!

  • "Like" us on Facebook (click here) and see our Events page to stay informed about upcoming Avian Art sessions.

*Avian Art classes will resume after the holiday season. Stay tuned for NEW DATES!*

Please sign up early as space is limited to 10 participants.

Cost is $35.00 per person and includes art supplies,
food, drink & fun. Payment made in advance in-store or by mail (cash or check).

Call (313) 881-1410 to reserve your space.


Past Paintings