WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Wolves

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

7pm-9pm (£30, £5 donated to Wolf Watch UK)

At WeWork, EC2M 4YF

Excited to team up with culture curators London On the Inside and the lushest co-working spaces WeWork to bring Wild Life Drawing to their Devonshire Square venue in January, where we'll be sketching our much-loved Wolves. These "wolves" are in fact Lupine dogs that have pure wolf in their bloodline – yet roll over for a belly rubs! As well as drawing, we will discuss current conservation issues facing wolves in the wild, and of course, everyone can have a cuddle at the end! Plus £5 of each ticket price will be donated to Wolf Watch UK – a non-profit organisation that provides a remote 100 acre woodland sanctuary for wolves that have been displaced that would otherwise have been euthanised.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Aerial Predators

Saturday 26th January 2019

11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (£27.50 – includes refreshments)

At Carousel London, W1U 8AB

Next we look to the skies to observe the flying styles and hunting techniques of birds of prey – true aerial predators. We’ll be meeting and drawing Harris Hawks, Lanner Falcons and Barn Owls and begin with a detailed talk from our experienced falconer, learning about their anatomy, unique characteristics and how they’ve evolved to be expert hunters of the skies. There will be short flying demonstration with some of the birds before we settle down for some sketching. Some species will be native to the UK and we will be discussing their habitats in the wild, where to look for them and any conservation issues affecting these birds. And if you fancy, you can purchase a ticket that includes a lovely lunch at Carousel.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Omnivores

Tuesday 5th February 2019

6.30pm-9pm (£30)

At Wathamstow Wetlands, N17 9NH

Join us for an evening celebrating Omnivores, where we take a closer look at animal diets – those of animals that feast on everything from plants, to insects, to fresh meat and carrion. We will be meeting and drawing mammals such as Pygmy Hedgehogs, Odie the Opossum, Meerkats and Mice as well as reptiles including a Tegu, Simon the Blue Tongued Skink, a Musk Turtle and some Hissing Cockroaches. We will use this opportunity to discuss the rapidly depleting populations of our native hedgehogs here in the UK, how integral they are to our indigenous ecosystems and what we can do to help in our own back gardens or local parks.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Parrots

Sunday 10th February 2019

11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (£30)

At Ace Hotel, E1 6JQ

Delighted to announce a day of drawing classes with colourful parrots on the top floor of Ace Hotel this February. We'll be meeting and drawing four vividly colourful Macaws – Scarlet, Blue & Gold, Blue Throated and a Hyacinth Macaw. These beautiful birds will be accompanied by one of the UK's leading parrot experts, who works to boost populations of rare and endangered species in the wild. We will learn all about these colourful and charismatic birds; their intelligence and ability to talk, their lives in the wild and the many conservation issues affecting the birds in rainforests across the world. All abilities welcome!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Monogamy & Mating Habits

Wednesday 13th February 2019

7pm-9pm (£26)

At The Doll's House, N1 1RQ

We celebrate Valentine's Day the WLD way by exploring monogamy and mating rituals in the natural world. This class isn't just for couples looking for an alternative celebration, but for anyone and everyone who fancies coming along! We will be meeting and drawing Prarie Dogs, one of the only other species that actually kiss! We will sketch female Skunks and Tortoises, who are able to store sperm and decide when to become pregnant. We'll draw Giant Millipedes – who use the art of massage to entice their mates, Giant Land Snails who shoot LOVE DARTS (actual name) and female Tarantulas, who will eat the male after copulation. Join us for a night of mind blowing biology!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Exotic Mammals

Tuesday 19th February 2019

7pm-9pm (£26)

At Draw Brighton, BN1 4GH

We're back at Draw during Feb Half Term, this time bringing along a special selection of Exotic Mammals to meet, draw and learn about. Some of the furry friends we'll be making will include Meerkats, Pygmy Hedgehogs, Tenrecs and Chinchillas. All delightfully different, but each species wonderful to sketch! And as well as drawing, we'll learn all about the natural habitats of these animals and any conservation issues affecting these animals in the wild and some of the dangers of the exotic pet trade. This class is open to all abilities and children over 7 are more than welcome, accompanied by an adult.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Wolves

Wednesday 20th February 2019

11am-1pm (Families) & 2pm-4pm (Adults)

At Richmond Art School, TW9 2RE

Back by popular demand, our "wolves" are in fact British Lupine dogs that are friendly and loyal as well as being perfect wolf look-a-likes – they have pure wolf in their bloodline. They still retain their pack mentality, eat only raw meat and howl at the full moon! The class will be introduced with a short talk from 'Head Wolf' Natalie Lagstrom, and we’ll look in detail at their anatomy and how they’ve evolved to adapt to habitats across the globe. As well as drawing, we will discuss current conservation issues facing wolves in the wild – plus the results of their incredible reintroduction to Yellowstone. And of course, everyone can have a stroke and a cuddle at the end!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Farmyard Special

Saturday 23rd February 2019

2pm-4pm (£26)

At The Old Dairy, E5 0PT

Anyone ever seen a Miniature Donkey? Well, at around 34 inches tall, they're even more adorable than usual! Gilbert and Sullivan – the resident miniature donkeys at Spitalfields City Farm – will be visiting during February Half Term, along with some glorious goats; including Hamish, a smaller than average pygmy goat – with a larger than life personality! We'll also be sketching four rescued rabbit siblings that often jump for joy (known as a binky) and the rehomed chickens from the farm. We'll discuss their origins of these farmyard animals and the welfare issues facing them. All these animals, both large and small, are all super friendly and you're going to love them.

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Micro-birds

Monday 25th February 2019

7pm-9pm (£27.50)

At Carousel London, W1U 8AB

For the first time at Wild Life Drawing, we will focus our sketching on some of the smaller (and cuter) bird species. We’ll be meeting both a Common Kestrel (native to the UK) and and American Kestrel (named Chip!) as well as the White Faced Scops Owl and another indigenous species – the Little Owl (my favourite!) All these birds of prey are tiny, each of them measuring less than 8 inches tall. What they lack in size, they more than make up for in character and we’ll be hearing about their habitat, diets and individual personalities – some suffer form ‘small bird syndrome’!

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Animals of the Rainforest

Tuesday 26th February 2019

7pm-9pm (£26 - 50% donated to Sea Life Trust)

At London Aquarium, SE1 7PB

Come draw and explore the Amazonian rainforest at the London Aquarium, where we will be able to get up close and personal with three dwarf crocodiles and their terrapin friends, a charming snapping turtle named Bowser, red-bellied piranhas, huge catfish, bright green vipers, hissing cockroaches and leaf cutter ants, not to mention the Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula! Although we will predominantly be focussing on the Rainforest area, attendees will have free rein of the whole aquarium floor to draw all the species – from the Sharks and Stingrays, to the rescued Sea Turtles, Sea Horses, Crustaceans, Coral Reefs, the wealth of weird and wonderful fish and my absolute favourite - the clever Common Octopus.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Greyhounds

Sunday 3rd March 2019

12pm-2pm (£26 - £10 donated to The Greyhound Trust)

At The Town Hall Hotel, E2 9NF

We're collaborating once more with the Town Hall Hotel to raise money and awareness for The Greyhound Trust, inspired by Dizzy – the hotel's resident rescue greyhound. We will learn about the welfare issues affecting Britain's retired racing greyhounds, and get to know the calm and loving natures of these dogs. Taking place in the stunning surrounds of the Hotel's Council Chamber, we'll be sketching a pack of greyhounds brought along by a local volunteer for the charity, as well as Dizzy herself. The athletic physique and dramatic anatomy of these dogs will be wonderful to draw, and greyhounds are renowned for their laziness so they should make great models!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Armoured Animals

Tuesday 12th March 2019

7pm-9pm (£26 - 50% donated to Sea Life Trust)

At London Aquarium, SE1 7PB

Animals have developed incredible methods of protecting themselves from predators, but none more so that the species that grow their armour as part of their bodies. In this special after hours drawing class, we will focus on Armoured Animals and learn how stay safe both in and out of water. We'll draw the Sea Turtles, Snapping Turtles and Terrapins, whose hard shells are fused to their ribcages. We'll be sketching the Sharks – whose skin is made up of tiny teeth – and the Dwarf African Crocodiles, protected by their hard bony scales. And from big to small; we'll learn about how Lobsters shed and grow new shells and how Hermit Crabs move house!

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