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Festival of Birds at Point Pelee National Park: Ecosystem Illustration with Maria Mediratta

Time and Date: Friday, May 19, 2023, 2pm

Location: Point Pelee National Park, Visitor Centre Classroom

Cost: Included with park admission

Pre-registration required.  


Explore the ecosystems and natural habitats of Point Pelee through illustration! Join artist Maria Mediratta for a brief nature walk and learn how to make works of art documenting our environment. The workshop is all ages and will offer techniques and challenges for a range of artists and interests.


The Friends of Point Pelee and Point Pelee National Park is celebrating the spring migration at the 2023 Festival of Birds from May 1 to May 22. Learn about Savannah restoration and how it benefits birds, purchase exclusive Festival merchandise featuring the Yellow-breasted Chat, complete the 100 Species Challenge and earn the limited-edition Canada Warbler pin! For a full festival lineup, please visit The Festival of Birds website.

To participate: 

  • This workshop is open to all ages and artistic skill levels.
  • Online pre-registration is required.
  • The workshop is included with park admission.
  • Questions? Please contact Sophie Hinch at


Image credit: Maria Mediratta, Small Birds Of Windsor Essex County, 2021.

Maria Mediratta

Maria Mediratta (she/her) is an artist and educator currently based in Windsor, Ontario. Primarily, she is a print, zine, illustration and mail artist playing with the tension between the virtual and the tangible world. She has also been working in Windsor’s Arts and Culture sector for just under five years. She has been contracted by the Art Gallery of Windsor, University of Windsor, Greater Essex County District School Board, Vanguard Youth Arts Collective, and Artcite Inc. She holds an MFA in Visual Arts and a BA in Visual Arts, Communication, Media & Film. Mediratta is the recipient of both the John Kenneth Pufal and Warner-Lambert Scholarships for Excellence in Printmaking and has been in a handful of exhibitions around North America. Most recently, she was the first Emerging Artist in Residence with Art Windsor Essex (formerly Art Gallery of Windsor.)