It’s life drawing but not as you know it. Instead of human life models, creatures great and small come to ‘sit’ for us…or wriggle about, in the case of Jemima the micro pig.
Artist and animal lover, Jennie Webber, will guide you through the ins and outs of sketching animals from life be it wolf-dogs, corn snakes or baby owls. Throughout the session you’ll also hear from experts, learning about the animals’ habitat and distinct characteristics.
The animals’ welfare is of the highest priority and their handlers always come along too, making sure they’re comfortable throughout the class. Species attending the session are subject to change as only happy and healthy animals are brought along. Additionally, a proportion of each ticket sold will go directly towards benefitting the animals with a donation to the associated charity or sanctuary which work to rehabilitate and rehome your new friends.
Baby Barn Owls
Sunday 9th June
11am and 2pm
We’re very excited to announce that our next Wild Life Drawing class is playing host to two newly hatched Barn Owl chicks, also called owlets. Barn Owls develop quickly, and are fully grown at 12 weeks, and in that time they undergo a dramatic transformation as they swiftly turn from ungainly balls of downy feathers to beautiful Barn Owls. The owlets hatched out around mid May and so we’ll be meeting them at just over 4 weeks old, still in their downy feathers and learning to walk and stretch their wings. These owlets will be accompanied by a dedicated and experienced falconer that will be hand-feeding them every few hours.
Animals of the Galapagos
Monday 15th July
This session explores the fascinating world of the Galapagos – we’re talking tortoises, iguanas, geckos and snakes. Although you won’t be drawing Giant Tortoises or Marine Iguanas, you’ll be looking at their not-too-distant cousins from a local reptile sanctuary who have similar textures and patterns and make terrific models (a lot stiller than a baby owl, that’s for sure). During the session you’ll learn all about the unique ecosystems that exist in the Galapagos Islands and their influence on our own biological understanding of the world.
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. 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.
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