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Robins and Nests – Spring Bird Paintings with Cass Collins

Students will use ink and watercolour paint to create bright, colourful paintings of birds and their nests. We will start with pencil, layer with permanent ink (either sharpies or calligraphy pens), then use various painting techniques such as splattering and washing to finish the artwork.

Grade Suitability:


Maximum Class Size:

Class size

Time Required:

1-2 hrs

Material Required:

Heavyweight watercolour paper, watercolour paints, palettes, paper towels, water containers, paintbrushes, sharpie markers, ink and calligraphy pens, pencils, erasers, and masking tape.

Material Cost:

Artist will bring in all of the supplies and invoice the school at cost. Supplies will be $1.50/student

Language of Instruction:



All communities (depending upon scheduling)


September to June

Cass Collins

Cathleen (aka Cass) is an artist and graphic designer from northern Canada. She grew up in Whitehorse, Yukon and then moved down to B.C. for several years where she studied illustration and design at Capilano University (North Vancouver). Since receiving her diploma she’s moved back to her hometown, happily creating artwork and doing freelance design work. Cass's paintings have a graphic look and strong design sense. Her preferred medium is acrylics, and she will sometimes incorporate mixed media and collage into her works. Cass’s most recent paintings are a series of night skies and constellations, created with watercolour and ink. You can see more of Cass's work by visiting her website, Etsy shop or Facebook page.

Contact: 867-334-9376


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