WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Wolves

Saturday 21st September 2019

11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (£27.50 - 10% donated to Wolf Watch UK)

At Carousel London, W1U 8AB

Back by (incredibly) popular demand, our wonderful wolf pack will be visiting us at Carousel for more drawing, stroking and educational fun! Not really 'real' wolves, these are British Lupine dogs that do have pure wolf in their bloodline but are loveable, loyal dogs that enjoy belly rubs and doing tricks for meaty treats! We will be joined by their dedicated owner and canine behavioral scientist Natalie Lagstrom who will talk us through how dogs became man's (and woman's!) best friend, how wolves hunt and operate in family groups and all the controversial conservation issues affecting the species across the world.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Animals of the Rainforest

Wednesday 9th October 2019

7pm-9pm (£28 - 50% donated to the Sea Life Trust)

At London Aquarium, SE1 7PB

This Autumn we're back at the London Aquarium to explore their incredible Rainforest area with an after-hours drawing class for charity. With a focus on the Amazonian waterways and dense jungles, we will be able to get up close and personal with dwarf crocodiles, snapping turtles, red-bellied piranhas, hissing cockroaches and leaf cutter ants, giraffe nosed cat fish, sleek arowana fish and terrapins that like to balance on top of each other! We will start with an introduction to rainforest habitats and discuss the conservation issues affecting them; including deforestation due to logging and agriculture, commercial fishing, bio-piracy and poaching.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

British Owls

Wednesday 16th October 2019

7pm-9pm (£30)

At Walthamstow Wetlands, WC2H 0HF

Join us after hours at London's largest wetland nature reserve, for a whole evening of British Owls. We’ll spend two hours discovering and drawing beautiful owl breeds including the Barn and Tawny Owls, Little Owl and the Long Eared Owl. All birds are accompanied by expert and dedicated falconers, who will tell us all about their habitats, hunting techniques and their individual personalities! Each ticket includes a donation to the Wetlands Centre.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Lizards

Thursday 17th October 2019

7pm-9pm (£28)

At Switchboard Studios, E17 5QJ

Really pleased to be bringing our lovely rescue lizards up to Switchboard Studios in Walthamstow. We'll be sketching a Green Iguana named Deano (who is 2m in length and enjoys a head scratch), a Bosc Monitor Lizard named Roxy (likes to fall asleep on drawing boards) and Bearded and Water Dragons, as well as Leopard and Crested Geckos. All these animals are absolutely magnificent, with unbelievable textures and colours to inspire your artworks. We will learn about their habitats, diet and lives in the wild from the expert knowledge of the animal handlers, as well as discussing the damaging exotic pet trade and the conservation issues affecting these species around the world.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Owls

Saturday 26th October 2019

11.30am-1pm & 1.30pm-3pm (£35 - includes entry fee)

At Cass Sculpture Park, West Sussex

Delighted to be back at Cass Sculpture Park this Autumn when the trees will be in full colour. This time in the forest cabin we'll be sketching owls; both Eagle and Horned Owls from around the world and indigenous British species, such as the Barn and Tawny Owl. These beautiful birds will be accompanied by dedicated expert falconers, and we will learn all about their hunting techniques, anatomy and any conservation issues affecting them in the wild. All materials will be provided and you'll be shown tips and tricks on how to sketch these fine feathers from life.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Wolves

Tuesday 29th October 2019

7pm-9pm (£28 - 10% donated to Wolf Watch UK)

At Draw Brighton, BN1 4GH

We'll be celebrating Halloween at Draw Brighton this year, where we'll be sketching our much-loved wolves. These "wolves" are actually British Lupine dogs that are perfectly tame and loyal domestic pets as well as being perfect wolf look-a-likes – they have pure wolf in their bloodline – yet love cuddles and roll over for belly rubs! The class will be introduced to the “wolves” 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 it's Halloween, we'll also touch on the perception of wolves in fiction and folklore and how their reputation has been tainted.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Hedgehogs & Hibernating Animals

Saturday 2nd November 2019

11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (£27.50)

At Carousel London, W1U 8AB

As Autumn turns to Winter, we turn our focus to those animals that spend the colder months of the year hidden away hibernating. We will draw Hedgehogs, who really need our help at this time of year and to remind folks to check for our prickly friends when lighting their bonfires. We’ll meet and sketch tortoises, skunks, snails and turtles – and learn how they prepare for hibernation. We’ll also be drawing snakes and lizards, who undergo brumation – a type of hibernation for cold-blooded animals. There’s lots to learn, and plenty of animals to fall in love with! 10% from the price of each ticket will be donated to the South Essex Wildlife Hospital, who experience their busiest times around this season.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Sea Turtles

Wednesday 6th November 2019

7pm-9pm (£28 - 50% donated to the Sea Life Trust)

At London Aquarium, SE1 7PB

Our next underwater adventure will be all about Sea Turtles! The London Aquarium is home to two rescued green sea turtles by the names of Boris and Phoenix. They came to SEA LIFE London through a rescue project in the Cayman Islands where they were being bred for food. The class will commence with a short talk by an Aquarium expert, who will tell us about sea turtle conservation around the world, and the effects of climate change, plastic pollution and the fishing industry on the species. Although we will be focussing on the turtles, attendees will have free rein of the aquarium after hours and will be able to sketch the sharks, fish and rays at their leisure.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Rescue Dogs

Sunday 10th November 2019

11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (£28 - £10 donated to Wild at Heart Foundation)

At Flowerpot Studios, N1 5QJ

Delighted to announce another special workshop in collaboration with Wild at Heart Foundation to raise money and awareness for their worthy canine causes. We’ll be drawing WAHF rescue dogs of all different sizes, breeds and colours; and all of them have happy rehoming stories to tell. £10 from the price of each ticket will be donated to Wild at Heart Foundation – and we'll be joined by members of their team to tell us all in person about some of the neutering projects they run overseas and how they're working to combat the brutal mistreatment suffered by strays, plus advice on ways we can get involved to help.

11am-1pm 2pm-4pm

 

 

WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Guinea Pigs

Monday 11th November 2019

7pm-9pm (£28)

At Ace Hotel, E1 6JQ

Guinea Pigs – cute, charming and the favourite animal of a great many. Back by popular demand, no less than eight delightful guinea pigs – each with their own stylish hairdos – will be visiting from Spitalfields City Farm, where they’ve been happily rehomed from South Essex Wildlife Hospital. As well as drawing, we will be learning all about these amazing little animals; their origins, characteristics and the language of squeaks they use to communicate with the rest of their sociable herd. We will also be discussing responsible pet ownership and how to ensure the needs of your cavy are met. This class is open to all ages and abilities, and devout guinea pig lovers are especially welcome.

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