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.
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.
This next wildlife drawing class is giving us the chance to go full Harry Potter alongside a bona fide selection of Hedwig’s best pals. Chester, Sketch and Rocky know all the pro moves from the 360° head turn to doling out some famous wise old owl advice.
After a fascinating talk from an experienced falconer where you’ll learn all about their anatomy and their supersonic hearing, you can get down to drawing and playing with these impressive birds of prey.
Our animal handlers will be full of facts about where to see these birds in the wild and any conservation issues affecting these species. As usual our handlers care the utmost for the wellbeing of the owls and the conservation issues surrounding them, working with the RSPCA to rehabilitate and re-release the world birds in the south of England. The Tawny and Barn owls come from our dear own Blighty.
This is an amazing opportunity to see these creatures up close and get to know their distinct personalities, We hope you enjoy it!
*Species attending the session are subject to change as only happy and healthy owls are brought along.
The next installment of our Wildlife drawing is bigger, better and scarier than ever as we are joined by the friendliest wolves this side of Canada. Okay, our furry friends are in fact British Lupine dogs that happen to be the perfect wolf doppelganger for this next sketching session. The perfectly tame canines have pure wolf in their bloodline and have even been known to howl at the moon.
With a short talk from Canine Behavioural Scientist and 'Head Wolf' Natalie Lagstrom, and we’ll look in detail at their anatomy and how they’ve evolved to adapt to a variety of habitats across the globe. As well as drawing these amazing animals, we will discuss current conservation issues facing these wonderful creatures. Our wolf experts are full of facts and will be ready and willing to answer any questions you might have and of course, everyone can have a stroke and a cuddle at the end.
The drawing class is open to all, from beginners to advanced. The aim of these drawing classes is to inspire a sense of appreciation and understanding for the animals and their conservation in the wider world.
10% of each ticket price will be donated to the Wolf Conservation Trust.