Introduction to Bird Drawing

February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
375 Colborne Lodge Dr
Toronto,ON M6R 2Z3
$50 per adult

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Introduction to Bird Drawing

Please join us for an evening of drawing birds in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Participants will work directly from taxidermy specimens using methods similar to pioneering avian artist John James Audubon.  Instructor Alan Li will demonstrate how to start a drawing, establish proportions and techniques that include line work and shading.  Constructive feedback will help participants elevate their abilities and draw with increased confidence.  All skill levels are welcome.

Please bring the following materials to class:

Graphite pencils:  HB and 2B

9 x 12 inch Artist Quality Sketchbook

Kneaded eraser

Pencil sharpener


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Instructor Bio

Alan Li is an artist with a focus on nature.  He supports conservation efforts through the sale of his artwork and is active in volunteering.  Alan believes that drawing can open people’s eyes to the planet’s wondrous diversity and show them that it matters.

Alan studied figure drawing, perspective and hand drawn animation at Sheridan College.  After graduating, Alan spent 3 years travelling to primate sanctuaries to draw rescued chimpanzees and orangutans followed by 6 years of animating children’s television programs.  He currently pursues his own art projects and keeps busy collaborating with grassroots environmental groups.

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Cancellation Policies

Requests for refunds made 14 or more days before the start of the program will receive a 90% refund (10% will be retained as an administration fee).  Requests for refunds made less than 14 days before the start of the program will receive no refund.  Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at

Please note, the High Park Nature Centre may cancel any event if the minimum number of participants is not achieved 14 days prior to the start of the workshop.  We would notify registered participants of cancellation at that time and provide a full refund.