WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Rescue Reptiles

Tuesday 28th May 2019

6.30pm-8.30pm (£26)

At Protein Studios, EC2A 3EY

It's been a while since we gave centre stage to our remarkable rescue reptiles, so we'll be sketching different species including a Green Iguana named Deano (2m in length and enjoys a head scratch), a Bosc Monitor Lizard named Roxy (falls asleep on your drawing board) and Bearded Dragons, as well as Tortoises and Geckos. All these animals are absolutely magnificent, and being cold-blooded, they don't expend any unnecessary energy making them excellent drawing subjects! There will be many reptile facts, plus we'll be discussing responsible pet ownership and conservation issues affecting these species around the world.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Miniature Pigs

Thursday 30th May 2019

11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (£26/£36 - 10% donated to Farms not Factories)

At Royal Society of Sculptors, SW7 3RA

More Miniature Piglets will be visiting the Royal Society of Sculptors during May half term! These piglets will be around 10 weeks old (fully weaned and independent from mum) and each will be super cute and around the size of a small Jack Russell! Children aged 8 and over will be welcome when accompanied by an adult also taking part in the class, and we'll be dispelling myths about pigs – learning how intelligent, clean and sociable they really are! 10% of each ticket price will be donated to Farms not Factories and we aim to educate about welfare issues in the farming industry and what we can do to help.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Symbolic Animals

Monday 3rd June 2019

6.30pm-8.30pm (£28)

At Protein Studios, EC2A 3EY

In June we delve into the world of animal symbolism! We will explore the different personality traits that certain animals represent, and how those traits can be adopted by humans to channel different spiritual identities and in some cultures, forecast the future. We'll be meeting and drawing rabbits (symbolising fertility and spontaneity), frogs (symbolising renewal and rebirth), bearded dragons (change and transformation), tortoises (peace and patience), snakes (healing) and guinea pigs (because they're cute.) Join us for a mindful class of spirituality and spirit animals!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Baby Barn Owls

Sunday 9th June 2019

11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (£27.50)

At Carousel London, W1U 8AB

Very excited to announce a special day of drawing classes with 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 are doing really well, and so we will see our owlets at just over 4 weeks old, still in their downy feathers and just learning to walk and stretch their wings. These owlets will be accompanied by a dedicated and experienced falconer that will be hand-feeding every few hours.

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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

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

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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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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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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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 on Wednesday 31st July 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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