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The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host a workshop related to the new exhibit Birds, Bugs, and Blooms: Natural History Illustration from the 1500s–1800s.

Registration is now open for the workshop, “Using Scratchboard to Create Lifelike Natural History Illustrations.” It will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 pm on Sunday, October 5, at the museum and will be taught by Barbara Dinkins, a marine invertebrate taxonomist and illustrator.

Adults and teenagers accompanied by a participating adult may attend and are encouraged to register by October 1. No previous experience in illustration is required.

The cost of the workshop is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers, and includes all materials and refreshments. For more information or to register, contact Debbie Woodiel at or 865-974-2144.

The McClung Museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Museum admission is free, and the museum’s hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Free parking is available on Circle Park Drive on a first-come, first-served basis on weekends. Free public transportation to the museum is also available via the Knoxville Trolley Vol Line.

Additional parking information is available online.

For more information about the McClung Museum and its collections and exhibits, visit the website.


Debbie Woodiel (865-974-2144,

Catherine Shteynberg (865-974-6921,