WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Otters & Waterbirds

Saturday 15th June 2019

11am-3pm (£45)

At WWT London Wetlands Centre, SW13 9WT

Join us for a day of drawing and exploring the natural wonders of London Wetlands Centre. Let’s be honest, we’re mostly going to see Todd and Honey the insanely cute Asian Short-Clawed Otter couple who charm all visitors with their funny feeding habits, acrobatics and agility in the water. As well as the otters, there will be plenty of tame and friendly waterfowl to sketch including grebes, cranes, geese, colourful and charismatic ducks and cheeky herons! We’ll spend the day drawing at selected spots around the reserve and learn about these carefully balanced ecosystems and how vital these protected natural habitats are for wildlife, both local and migratory.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Wolf Cubs

Sunday 16th June 2019

11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (£28 - 10% donated to Wolf Watch UK)

At Ace Hotel, E1 6JQ

This Spring has brought a lovely litter of wolf-dog puppies to Watermill Wolves and on Sunday 16th June we'll get a chance to meet and fall in love with a few of them! Still super soft and sleepy, clumsy and unbelievably cute – these British Lupine pups/cubs will be coming along with Missy (their mother) and their dedicated handler Natalie, a Behavioural Scientist specialising in canines and an expert on wild wolves. During the class, we’ll be looking in detail at wolf anatomy and learn how wolf packs care for their young in the wild and how their family dynamics mirror our own.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Penguins

Thursday 20th June 2019

6pm-8pm (£28 - 50% donated to the Sea Life Trust)

At London Aquarium, SE1 7PB

Delighted to announce two drawing classes with friendly Penguins this summer. We will be starting early to sketch this delightful 'waddle' of Gentoo penguins before they start to wind down for their bedtime – as the conditions at the aquarium are set to mimic the light cycles, temperatures and air qualities of their natural habitat. The class will start with an introduction to penguins and how climate change is affecting their conservation in the wild. We will be a smaller class than normal and attendees will be welcome to explore the jellyfish and shark tanks too. Join us for this very special opportunity to sketch and observe these characterful birds and to raise money for the Sea Life Trust!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Rescue Dogs

Monday 24th June 2019

6.30-8.30pm (£30 - all profits donated to Wild at Heart Foundation)

At 57-59 Monmouth Street, WC2H 9EY

Pleased as punch to be a part of 'I Believe in Dog', the latest fundraising pop-up shop and events program by the wonderful Wild at Heart Foundation. We'll be sketching happily rehomed WAHF dogs and sharing positive canine experiences, all while raising much needed funds to help stray, abandoned and abused dogs across the world. This class is open to all ages and abilities, with plenty of tips on how to draw animals from life. Come along, learn a new skill and help dogs in need!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Micro-birds

Tuesday 25th June 2019

7pm-9pm (£26)

At Draw Brighton, BN1 4GH

This next class with Draw Brighton 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 an indigenous species – Titch the Little Owl. 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 from ‘small bird syndrome’!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Penguins

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

6pm-8pm (£28 - 50% donated to the Sea Life Trust)

At London Aquarium, SE1 7PB

Delighted to announce two drawing classes with friendly Penguins this summer. We will be starting early to sketch this delightful 'waddle' of Gentoo penguins before they start to wind down for their bedtime – as the conditions at the aquarium are set to mimic the light cycles, temperatures and air qualities of their natural habitat. The class will start with an introduction to penguins and how climate change is affecting their conservation in the wild. We will be a smaller class than normal and attendees will be welcome to explore the jellyfish and shark tanks too. Join us for this very special opportunity to sketch and observe these characterful birds and to raise money for the Sea Life Trust!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Horses

Sunday 14th July 2019

1pm-3pm (£28)

At Vauxhall City Farm, SE11 5HS

There's a reason why horses are so prominent in art over the centuries. As well as being a significant part of war, travel and agriculture, horses also symbolise strength, courage and beauty. During the summer, we will be meeting and drawing the friendly horses and ponies on Vauxhall City Farm. Mostly Cob breeds, these horses range in height and colour. We will be learning all about the animals and discussing some of the welfare issues affecting horses worldwide. We will begin with an in-depth introduction into drawing equines with plenty of tips and an overview of their anatomy. A brilliant drawing class for horse-lovers, animators or life-drawers looking for a new challenge!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Animals of the Galapagos

Monday 15th July 2019

7pm-9pm (£27.50 - 10% donated to the Galapagos Conservation Trust)

At Carousel London, W1U 8AB

Come join us to draw and explore the Galapagos, with some of the most iconic animals from the Islands – tortoises, iguanas, geckos and snakes. The animals attending the session are not actually from the Galapagos, but distant cousins of the Giant Tortoises and Marine Iguanas that populate these incredible areas of biodiversity. As well as drawing the terrific textures and patterns of these reptiles, we will also be learning about the unique ecosystems that exist on the islands and their influence on our own biological understanding of the world.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Rescue Dogs

Sunday 28th July 2019

12pm-2pm (£28 - £10 donated to Wild at Heart Foundation)

At Town Hall Hotel, E2 9NF

Delighted to announce another special Wild Life Drawing class in collaboration with Wild at Heart 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.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Lizards

Tuesday 30th July 2019

7pm-9pm (£30)

At Walthamstow Wetlands, N17 9NH

Join us at Walthamstow Wetlands for an evening of lovely lizards, with our old favourites Deano the Iguana, Roxy the Bosc Monitor, Bearded and Water Dragons and as well as two rare breeds – the Crested Gecko and the Knight Anole (both worth a quick google!) All these animals are either rescues or ex-pets from a local reptile sanctuary and we will be discussing the complex care they require, responsible pet ownership, the dangers of the exotic pet trade and any conservation issues affecting these species around the world.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Donkeys & Ponies

Wednesday 31st July 2019

11am-1pm (Families) & 2pm-4pm (Adults) (£25-£35)

At Richmond Art School, TW9 2RE

We’ll be making the most of the summer once again with our next class in the Richmond Art School courtyard – this time with two donkeys and a little Shetland pony. These hooved wonders will be visiting summer the summer holidays and we have classes available for both families and adults. Attendees will be taught how to draw these beautiful animals, and we’ll look in detail at their anatomy, proportions and muscle structure. We’ll also learn about the origins of donkeys and ponies, their domestication by humans and any welfare issues affecting them across the globe. All materials provided and all abilities welcome.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Parrots

Sunday 4th August 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 summer. 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.

11am-1pm 2pm-4pm