Create Together: Making Birdhouses with Jim Critchley

Do you enjoy hearing the chirping of birds in the morning? Are you curious about the types of birds that may create their nests in your backyard? 

The Leighton Art Centre invites you to come and build your own birdhouse with the guidance of instructor Jim Critchley. Passionate about birds, Jim will discuss behaviors and ecology of the Mountain Bluebird any other species of birds that may like to nest in your new birdhouse. 

Direct adult supervision is required for children under 10 years old.  

Audience: This workshop is open to both adults and families with children 7 years old and up. Direct adult supervision is required for children under 10 years old.  

Supplies:  All required building supplies are provided. Please bring from home: your own hammer (we will have a few extras!), ear plugs or ear muffs and safety glasses (sunglasses work too).  


Registration Cost:   

1 Birdhouse Ticket: $20 plus GST and Eventbrite Fees* 

These tickets are ideal for a parent-child pair who wish to only make one birdhouse together (recommended for under 10 years old).  

2 Birdhouses ticket: $35 plus GST and Eventbrite Fees* 

* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Tues-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees 

Registration closes on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 9 PM 

Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre, get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Visit our website to find out more about our memberships.

For our Cancellation and Refund Policy, please visit the Workshop page on our website

Guide's Biography 

This workshop will be led by retired Science Teacher, biologist and naturalist, Jim Critchley B.E.S, B.Ed, M.Ed. Jim is an experienced field researcher and Educator. He holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental studies and has worked as a research technologist on an Atlantic Salmon spawning river for the Woods Hole Oceanographic institute.