Still Death is a monthly education and art session in Portland, OR featuring a variety of real animal skulls! We start each 90 minute session with an educational presentation on some element of natural history, followed by ample time for participants to draw, paint, sculpt or otherwise create art using the skulls as references. Each month’s selection is unique, and focuses on comparative anatomy as an illustration of how different species have adapted to the pressures of surviving and thriving in the world we all share. Please note this is not an art class; like drop-in life drawing sessions, this is open to artists of all skill levels.

When: Third Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm – 8pm – there may be exceptions, please see our schedule here

Where: Fernie Brae, 4035 SE Hawthorne Avenue, Portland, OR

Attendance is limited to participants 18 years and older due to the instruction level of the material. No reservations required, but we ask for a $10/person fee to help us pay for the space and to add to the selection of skulls over time. You are welcome to bring your own art supplies; we will provide some basic copy paper and colored pencils for those who don’t have any to borrow. No photography, please!

We ask that you read the FAQ before you join us for your first Still Death session—thank you!

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