WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Family Classes - Dragons

Saturday 4th May 2019

12.30-2.30pm & 3.15-5.15pm (£18)

At Royal Academy, W1J 0BD

Bring your little ones to draw 'real-life' dragons with geckos, iguanas and bearded dragons in this family workshop inspired by the fantastical worlds of Chris Riddell and Cressida Cowell's 'How to Train Your Dragon'. Learn how to draw the incredible textures and colours of these crawling creatures, and hear from their expert handlers about their natural habitats, the conservation issues that affect the species and responsible pet ownership. All the animals are from a local reptile sanctuary which provides a happy home for unwanted or mistreated reptiles. Children 7+ are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Lambs & Kids

Sunday 5th May 2019

1pm-3pm (£26)

At Vauxhall City Farm, SE11 5HS

To celebrate Spring, we'll be drawing the young lambs and kids (baby goats!) recently born on Vauxhall City Farm. We will be getting up close and personal with these playful and frisky little animals as we draw them from right inside their paddock. The class will start with an introduction from the farm manager at Vauxhall, where we'll learn all about the lambs and kids, the reproductive and development processes and about the farming industry in the UK. Vauxhall City Farm is an oasis of nature and animals amid the bustle of London, which benefits the local community with a wide range of projects. All ages and abilities welcome!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Owls

Sunday 19th May 2019

11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (£27.50)

At Carousel London, W1U 8AB

Our owls are back by popular demand and this time we'll be meeting, sketching and learning all about Arnie the Eagle Owl, UK natives the Barn and Tawny Owls and we may even have the chance to meet Titch, the charismatic Little Owl. We will be introduced to these fine feathers with a detailed talk from our experienced falconer and learn about their anatomy, unique characteristics and any conservation issues affecting these species. All these owls are truly charismatic with their own individual personalities and I guarantee you'll go away with not only some great drawings, but a new found respect and admiration for these beautiful birds of prey.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Jellyfish

Tuesday 21st May 2019

7pm-9pm (£26 - 50% donated to Sea Life Trust)

At London Aquarium, SE1 7PB

We're back for another after-hours aquatic exploration into the weird world of jellyfish. We will meet Moon Jellyfish, Sea Nettles, Barrel and Upside Down Jellyfish at different stages of their lives, with some reaching more than three meters in length! The class will commence with some amazing jellyfish facts, then you'll be able to explore and be mesmerised by the jellies, whilst sketching with a variety of media including pens, pastels and watercolours. Drawing these drifting forms will not only be an enjoyable creative challenge, but a relaxing and meditative experience.

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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 Piglets

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

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

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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