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A Bird in the Hand Drawing & Mixed Media with David Caesar

May 7, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm



Drawing & Mixed Media workshop with DAVID CAESAR

Sunday, May 7  |  11am – 5pm

MAX. 10  |  Ages 16+

$125 plus HST

Please bring your own materials.

*please note there is a minimum of 6 required to run this class.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, but a bird on paper?  Priceless!

Join artist David Caesar for this drawing media workshop celebrating our avian friends! David teaches a classical approach which incorporates high realism, with a focus on skill building. He works in the way of the old masters using keen observation and focused critique. His own work is highly detailed and masterful and his class environment encourages students to challenge themselves!

In this exciting and comprehensive workshop, we will review basic bird anatomy and move on to creating a composition for the basis of a wildlife painting or drawing.  Working from either photos provided by the instructor or photos that students bring in themselves, we will discuss basic drawing techniques as well as rendering our main subject as well as any background or foreground elements we choose to include.

Any medium is welcome. Pencil, pastel, watercolour, acrylic, etc. All wet or dry media accepted. Come prepared!

ALL LEVELS WELCOME! Suitable for Beginner and Intermediate students.







Students are asked to bring:

  • sketchbook (9 x 12″ or larger)
  • pencils, eraser
  • small ruler
  • any photos (preferably ones that you have the rights to!) are welcome sources of reference. Source photos will be available in the classroom.

About the Artist

David Caesar is a Guelph-based artist who graduated from the Illustration Program at Sheridan College.  He has been teaching at the Guelph School of Art for over 15 years and has been a guest teacher and lecturer at a number of venues including high schools and Nippising University.

His award-winning artwork can be found in both private and public collections and he has designed a number of coins for the Royal Canadian Mint.  In 2018, his painting “Drift” was featured on the cover of the novel “Moon of the Crusted Snow” by Waubgeshig Rice.  He is currently immersed in a multi-media speculative fiction project called “Arctic World”. http://www.davidcaesar.com


Cancellations up to 7 days prior to start date will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee. No refund of fees will apply to cancellations within 7 days of start date (fees may be applied/credited to an alternate workshop depending on availability).


To help ensure the course you’re interested in runs, we suggest you register no less than two weeks in advance. In the event of insufficient registrations ECFTA reserves the right to cancel workshops. You would be eligible for a full refund of fees, or credit for a future workshop, pending availability.



May 7, 2023
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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