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Festival of Birds at Point Pelee National Park: Nature Sketching Made Easy with Dante Bresolin

Time and Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023, 1pm

Location: Point Pelee National Park, Visitor Centre Classroom

Cost: Included with park admission

Pre-registration required.  


Guided by local artist and scientist Dante Bresolin, this workshop takes a hands-on approach to sketching birds and plants as you see them. Through observation, you’ll learn to recognize the shapes that make up different plants and animals and put it all together with lines to begin your nature sketch. Work on your field notes and IDs while you take the time to practice sketching. You’ll be introduced to tips for drawing from reference and refining your work. Some drawing materials will be provided.


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: Dante Bresolin, On The Back Of A Sandpiper, 2021.

Dante Bresolin

Dante Bresolin (they/them) is an emerging multimedia artist based in Windsor, Ontario. They completed a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology at the University of Windsor, during which they contributed artwork and held a leadership role for Science Meets Art, a student-led initiative. Their experience in science lends accuracy to their art, which explores science topics and depicts local ecosystems.