Wednesday 28th June 2017 ~ 7pm-9pm
Over the moon to be able to announce our first drawing class with a family of BABY SKUNKS! Last month Petal the striped skunk gave birth to six healthy kits. Now they're a little more grown up and ready to explore the world, we will have the amazing opportunity of drawing them along with their wonderful mother Petal. Animal Workshops make a point of not breeding their animals, but Petal and Monti (the father) came into their care as young skunks themselves and they got busy before Monti could be neutered! As always, we'll learning all about the species, their habitats and diet – but for this session we'll be discussing reproduction and development in the skunk world.
Animals of the Galapagos
Thursday 29th June 2017 ~ 7.30pm-9.30pm
Tickets: £26 (10% donated to GCT)
At Union Chapel
Come join us to draw and explore the Galapagos, with some of the most iconic animals from the Islands – tortoises, iguanas, geckos and snakes. Of course, the animals attending the session are not actually from the Galapagos (they're from a local centre which gives home to unwanted and rescued reptiles), but they are distant cousins of the Giant Tortoises and Marine Iguanas that populate these incredible areas of biodiversity. We’ll be hearing from the Galapagos Conservation Trust about the unique ecosystems that exist on the islands and their influence on our own biological understanding of the world. 10% of each ticket sold will be donated to the Galapagos Conservation Trust.
Tuesday 11th July 2017 ~ 7pm-9pm
Tickets: £26 (10% donated to Farms not Factories)
A lovely litter of Miniature Piglets will be coming to steal your hearts in July. Although they will be small at this stage, we will be talking about the realities of owning 'Miniature' pigs and how large they can really grow! As well as being super cute – the class will have an ethical focus – we will discuss welfare issues within the world of pig farming 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, aiming to inspire people to purchase meat from high welfare farms. Be prepared to fall in love with these lovely little animals, and all for a good cause!
Wednesday 12th July 2017 ~ 7pm-9pm
Tickets: £25 ~ 10 Cable Street
Exotic plants and flowers, terrariums, succulents and other fabulous foliage will make up a variety of botanical displays inspired by different parts of the world. We will be joined by Emma Sibley – founder of London Terrariums – who will talk us through the plants; their properties, uses and origins. The class will commence with an brief introduction into Botanical Illustration and a brief drawing demo, then everyone will have the opportunity to study these plants closely and a variety of materials will be on offer to experiment with throughout the class. 10 Cable Street is a beautiful converted Victorian townhouse hosting events, workshops and vegan supper clubs. Plant based snacks and drinks will be available to purchase throughout the evening.
Thursday 13th July 2017 ~ 7pm-9pm
We're back at Draw Brighton and this time we'll be sketching different species of lizards; including Bearded Dragons, Frilled Lizards and Panther Chameleons. All these animals are magnificent, with unbelievable textures and colours to inspire your artworks. And being cold-blooded, they don't expend any unnecessary energy making them excellent drawing subjects! We will also be learning about their natural habitats, eating habits and their lives in the wild from the expert knowledge of the animal handlers. We will also be discussing the complex care these reptiles need, the dangers of the trade in exotic pets and any conservation issues affecting these species around the world.
Saturday 15th July 2017
£10 Single Ticket / £15 Family Ticket
Come meet and draw our tremendous tortoises at one of the Wild Life Drawing taster sessions at the Richmond School of Art Open Day. As well as drawing their incredible textures and shell patterns, we will be learning about their unique characteristics, prehistoric origins and the conservation issues facing the animals in the wild. We will be running two Family sessions (10.30am-11.30am & 3pm-4pm) a class for Ages 11-15 (11.45am-12.45pm) and an Adult Class (1.45pm-2.45pm.) You'll be surprised how fast these Tortoises move, despite their slow reputation!
Tuesday 25th July 2017 ~ 7pm-9pm
In July we'll be welcoming a whole mob of Meerkats to Wild Life Drawing. We'll be meeting and drawing no less than six meerkats – all brothers and sisters and all with their own distinct personalities – and observing their communication and behaviour within their group. Meerkats are small mammals native to southern Africa that are known for their strong social groups and family bonds. Using body language and a vast array of sounds and squeaks, meerkat communities in the wild build homes, raise young and forage for food together. As always, we'll learning all about the species and any conservation issues affecting them around the world.
Drawing & Flying: British Birds
Saturday 5th August 2017 ~ 10am-4pm
Tickets: £100 / Child Tickets: £75
Come join us out in the glorious Kent countryside, where we will spend a full day with seven different British bird species – including the Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Buzzard and the Tawny, Barn and Little Owls. We will spend the morning drawing the birds from life and learning all about their habitats, diets and expert hunting techniques plus any conservation issues. During the afternoon, we will experience the birds in flight and participants will have the chance to feed and fly the magnificent birds as well as learning the basics of falconry. This experience day is open to all ages and abilities and we welcome children aged ten and above if accompanied by an adult.