WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Farmyard Special

Saturday 23rd February 2019

2pm-4pm (£26)

At The Old Dairy, E5 0PN

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.

SOLD OUT

 

 

WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

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 from ‘small bird syndrome’!

SOLD OUT

 

 

WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

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.

SOLD OUT

 

 

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!

SOLD OUT

 

 

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!

SOLD OUT

 

 

WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Dominant Females in the Animal World

Monday 18th March 2019

7pm-9pm (£27.50)

At Carousel London, W1U 8AB

To celebrate International Women's Day we will be spending an evening meeting, sketching and learning about dominant females. In the wild many social species live within matriarchal groups and Meerkats are a great example – with a dominant female breeding and leading the mob. We will draw female skunks who create communal nurseries, rabbits that only have to feed their young once a day due to their incredibly nutritious milk, Tortoises that can decide when to become pregnant, female Tree Frogs that are almost double the size of their male counterparts and female Stick Insects, who carry their boyfriends around on their backs! All genders welcome of course.

SOLD OUT

 

 

WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Baby Chicks

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

7pm-9pm (£28 - 10% to BHWT)

At Vauxhall City Farm, SE11 5HS

Join us for an adorable evening with the many newly hatched chicks on Vauxhall City Farm this Spring. We'll be drawing Leg Bar chicks, bright yellow Buff Orpington’s and little Dutch Bantums – all guaranteed to melt your heart! We will be joined by the British Hen Welfare Trust to talk about what 'free-range' really means along with plenty of advice on ethical egg buying. 10% of the price of each ticket will be donated to the BHWT. And of course it goes without saying that the chicks and ducklings we'll be drawing will live their full and happy lives on the farm!

Buy Tickets Here

 

 

WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Botany in Watercolour

Sunday 7th April 2019

11am-4pm (£60, includes entry to exhibition)

At The Garden Museum, SE1 7LB

Excited to announce our first full day watercolour workshop, where we will learn new techniques to capture the beauty of botany. We will be working from seasonal, locally sourced British blooms, as well as finding inspiration in the current exhibition Emma Tennant: A Botanical Tour of Great Britain. We will cover observational drawing, brushwork, colour mixing and mark-making – with time for you to explore your own style. Our aim is for everyone to go home with a deeper understanding of plants, a greater confidence in using watercolours and artworks they can be proud of. All abilities are welcome!

Buy Tickets Here

 

 

WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Miniature Piglets

Monday 8th April 2019

7pm-9pm (£27.50 - 10% donated to Farms not Factories)

At Carousel London, W1U 8AB

A litter of Miniature Piglets will be coming to steal your hearts again in April. These piglets will be around 10 months old and will be small but stocky and around 30cm in height. There's a lot to love about the humble pig, and our expert handler will wow you with plenty of fascinating facts but we will also be discussing welfare issues within the world of pig farming, medical testing and uncover the mysteries of meat labelling. 10% of each ticket price will be donated to Farms not Factories – a non-profit organisation working to expose the true costs of cheap meat – so be prepared to fall in love with three little piggies, all for a good cause!

SOLD OUT

 

 

WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Baby Chicks

Tuesday 9th April 2019

7pm-9pm (£30)

At Wathamstow Wetlands, N17 9NH

Join us for an Easter Special where we'll be meeting and drawing the newly hatched chicks from Vauxhall City Farm this Spring. We'll be drawing Legbar chicks, bright yellow Buff Orpington’s and some little Dutch Bantums. These baby birds will not only be impossibly cute to draw, but will also provide us with an opportunity to talk about the egg production industry and hen welfare in the UK. We will be getting advice from dedicated volunteers and campaigners for the British Hen Welfare Trust on egg labelling and will hear about the wonderful work the charity does by saving ex-commercial hens from slaughter and re-homing them so they can go on and enjoy a free range retirement.

Buy Tickets Here