Tuesday 22nd August 2017 ~ 7.30pm-9.30pm
Tickets: £26 (Two thirds donated to SEA LIFE Trust)
Our next after-hours event at the London Aquarium will be all about Sea Turtles! The 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 15 years ago. As well as drawing the sea turtles, sharks, rays and fish in the main ocean tanks, we will learn about sea turtle conservation around the world and the effects of climate change, plastic pollution and the fishing industry on the species. In addition, we will select one lucky attendee from the guest list to come back and to MEET AND FEED Boris and Phoenix!
Summer School #4: Insects
Thursday 24th August 2017
11am-1pm (Families) & 2pm-4pm (Adults)
Tickets: £35 / £25 ~ Richmond Art School
Over the summer holiday Richmond Art School hosts a Wild Life Drawing Summer School, where over four weekly sessions we welcome both families and adults to draw the four prominent animal classes from life; birds, mammals, reptiles and insects. Each different species will be accompanied by expert handlers and through conversation and close observation we will learn all about their habitats, conservation and the evolutionary history that connects all life on earth. Our final class will explore the wonderful world of insects; scorpions, giant snails, millipedes and stick insects plus many more. Build up your portfolio or entertain the kids over the summer with an educational experience they won't forget!
Saturday 26th August 2017 ~ 1.30pm-4pm
Tickets: £40 (Includes £12.50 entrance fee)
At Cass Sculpture Foundation, West Sussex
Very excited to be bringing Wild Life Drawing to the home of contemporary sculpture, set within the glorious countryside of West Sussex. On Bank Holiday Saturday we will be meeting and drawing four magnificent owl species – including Bob the Bengal Eagle Owl, Alfie the Great Horned Owl and UK natives Fudge; a Tawny Owl and Soren the Barn Owl. We will be introduced to these fine feathers with a detailed talk about their anatomy and hunting techniques. Our experienced falconers will be full of facts about where to see these birds in the wild and the conservation issues affecting these species. All materials provided, all abilities welcome and the ticket price includes day entry to the beautiful sculpture park.
Mini-beasts & More
Sunday 27th August 2017
Families: 1pm-2.30pm (£16/24) & Adults: 3pm-4.30pm (£18)
Come draw and explore the magnificent world of mini-beasts this summer at Jerwood Gallery! Meet all kinds of bugs – from beetles and giant snails to tarantulas and amphibians – and learn the fascinating ways they fight for mates, fend off predators and find food. Professional Naturalist Andrew Smith will introduce each animal, along with facts about their habitat, diet and any conservation issues affecting the species in the wild. Workshop leader Jennie Webber will guide the group through 90 minutes of observational drawing, with plenty of drawing tips and encouragement along the way and everyone will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of drawing materials on offer.
Baby Barn Owls #2
Tuesday 29th August 2017 ~ 7pm-9pm
Very excited to announce two drawing classes exploring the development of two Barn 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, fully grown owls. Our owlets (yet unamed) hatched out mid July and are doing really well. The first class on the 9th August will see the owlets at just 4 weeks old, still in their downy feathers and just learning to walk. The second class on the 29th August will see the owlets starting to grow their flying feathers and gaining confidence to explore the world around them.
Baby Barn Owls #2.5
Wednesday 30th August 2017 ~ 7pm-9pm
Due to unbelievable demand, we're adding in one extra class at the mid-point of the development for our two fluffy little baby Barn Owls – still without names! At this stage we will see the owlets starting to grow their flying feathers and gaining confidence to explore the world around them, but not yet taking flight. 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, fully grown Barn Owls. As well as drawing, we’ll be learning all about the different growth stages and exploring the conservation issues affecting the birds in the UK.
Saturday 2nd September 2017
Families: 11am-1pm (£20) & Adults: 2pm-4pm (£25)
Dogs have been a great source of inspiration for many artists throughout the ages, and feature in many of the paintings in Dulwich Picture Gallery's permanent collection. To explore this concept, we will meet and draw some British Lupine dogs – perfect wolf look-a-likes yet friendly and beloved domestic pets. Accompanied by behavioral scientists specialising in canines, we will learn about the origin of dogs as man's best friend and workshop leader Jennie Webber will guide the group through two hours of observational drawing. Classes for families and adults available, all abilities welcome!
Baby Barn Owls #3
Wednesday 13th September 2017 ~ 7pm-9pm
Due to incredibly high demand, we're going to run a third and final Baby Barn Owl class on Wednesday 13th September. At this point they will have developed their characters, grown most of their adult feathers and they will be starting to fly – causing plenty of mischief in the process! Barn Owlets develop quickly, and are fully grown at around 10 weeks, and in that time they undergo a dramatic transformation as they swiftly turn from ungainly balls of downy feathers to beautiful, fully grown owls. As well as drawing, we’ll be learning all about their different growth stages. This species is native to the UK and we’ll be using the classes to explore the conservation issues affecting the birds.