Wild Life Drawing with Jennie Webber

30th April, 2nd June, 16th July 2018

Monday workshops start at 7pm, Saturday morning workshops start at 11am and Saturday afternoon workshops at 2pm.

It’s life drawing but not as you know it.

Wild Life Drawing was founded by Jennie Webber, a London-based artist and animal lover, with the aim of inspiring appreciation and understanding for the natural world through creativity.

Instead of human life models, animals come to ‘sit’ for us. Jennie will instruct you on the ins and outs of drawing animals from life and, as you get stuck in, you will learn all about the animals themselves, their habitat and their distinct characteristics.

The animal’s welfare is of the highest priority and their handlers always come along too, making sure they’re comfortable and happy throughout the class. Additionally, a proportion of each ticket sold will go directly towards benefitting animals – whether that be a donation to the associated charity or to ensure our handlers are able to rehabilitate and rehome additional rescue animals.

Jennie says; “I believe – and the results of the drawing classes are proof – that the act of taking time to draw animals evokes a real empathy, as the artist observes all the beautiful details, natural behaviours and the individual personality of the animal. It is my hope that Wild Life Drawing continues to reconnect those living in cities with the wonder of nature through creativity, in the hope that it will encourage more people to protect our planet and it's animals.” Hear hear.

All levels welcome, from experienced drawers to complete beginners. Tips, tricks and creative guidance will be offered throughout the class and all drawing materials are supplied.

Monday 30th April - Birds Of Prey

We’ll be introduced to a range of species*; from the indigenous Peregrine Falcon, to the majestic Harris Hawk and Owls from around the globe. An expert local falconer will be here to talk you through their anatomy, unique characteristics and how they’ve evolved to become powerful aerial hunters. You'll also learn where to spot them in the wild and the current conservation issues affecting them.

Each of the birds are truly charismatic with their own individual personalities and you'll go away with not only some great drawings, but a new found respect and admiration for these beautiful birds of prey.

*Species attending the session are subject to change as only happy and healthy birds are brought along.

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