Did you know that Canada's national bird is the Canada Jay? It is also known as the grey jay or the whisky jack, which is a variation on the name Wisakedjak, a benevolent trickster in Cree, Algonquin, and Menominee cultures. Art instructor Jacqueline Demendeev will lead an online video tutorial showing you how to create one using materials you can find at home. 

Explore the relaxing practice of illustrating the natural world.  Learn a few simple techniques to assemble and create a personalized drawing of the Canadian Grey Jay. No prior art experience is required.

Recommended materials: 
1. bird template printed or traced off of a computer screen (see template image below)
2. Scissors
3. A piece of paper that is 8 inches by 10 inches or larger. Cardstock is ideal, but printer paper will do in a pinch.
4. Pencil
5. Pencil crayons in: Grey, Brown, Green, Black
6. Optional: Blue watercolour paint, paintbrush and water