PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Historical Society will present its program about training puppies as part of its series, “Artists//Animals,” in the Jefferson Museum of Art and History’s Ferguson Gallery.
At 1 p.m. Saturday, Deb Cox of Puppy Pilots will discuss Guide Dog Puppies at the museum, 540 Water St.
She will present puppies in training and talk about the joys and challenges of working with future service dogs.
A $5 donation is suggested.
According to the group’s website at puppypilots.org, the group is a puppy-raiser club for Guide Dogs for the Blind. It covers the Sequim and Port Angeles area in Clallam County.
Currently, the group has three guide dog puppies-in-training.
It is looking for interested people to volunteer as puppy raisers, sitters, fundraisers and promoters.
At 7 p.m. Jan. 26, artist Rick Myers will talk about “Drawing Taxidermy,” in the final presentation of the series.
A $10 donation is suggested to benefit both the artist and the historical society’s artifact collection.
Vintage taxidermy from the Jefferson County Historical Society Bash Collection will be on display in the Ferguson Gallery at the Museum of Art & History as part of Animal Encounters.
Participants are invited to attend this open drawing session and use the taxidermy as inspiration and scientific illustration.
This two-hour session will allow serious artists an opportunity to observe stationary animals for more detailed and anatomically correct depictions, and emerging artists can try their hand at drawing animals. No experience is necessary to participate.
Artists are asked to bring their own favorite drawing implements and paper, though a small quantity will be on hand.
Myers will be on hand to welcome participants to the session and provide tips for drawing animals.