WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Baby Peregrine Falcons #1

Wednesday 30th May 2018

7pm-9pm (£26)

At The Doll's House, N1 1RQ

Truly delighted to announce our first developmental drawing classes with baby Peregrine Falcons, a beautiful bird of prey synonymous with the British landscape. The two chicks hatched at the very end of April, so our first class will see them at just 4 weeks old, looking fuzzy and fairly prehistoric in their downy feathers. They will be incredibly noisy – when they're not sleeping together in a pile! As well as drawing, we’ll be learning all about the rearing processes in falconry and the complexities of taking care of these baby birds 24/7. We'll also discuss the conservation issues affecting this native species.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Miniature Pigs

Saturday 2nd June 2018

11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (£27.50 with refreshments provided)

At Carousel, W1U 8AB

Make friends with Miniature Pigs this June at our second collaboration with Carousel London. Lauren & Hardy – a brother and sister duo – were born just before Christmas last year and are both about the size of a Jack Russell, with bags of personality and tails that wag when they're happy – which is most of the time. Whilst you're being charmed by these delightful pigs, we'll be teaching you how to draw them from life with a focus on anatomy and form. We will also be discussing the welfare issues in the pig farming and medical testing industries as well as enlightening you with myth-busting facts about how intelligent, fragrant and affectionate pigs are!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Baby Tawny Owls #2

Tuesday 12th June 2018

7pm-9pm (£26)

At The Doll's House, N1 1RQ

The second class in our series of developmental drawing classes with two little Tawny Owlets! They hatched at the end of April, so this class will see the owlets at 7 weeks old, starting to grow their flying feathers, stretching their wings and gaining confidence to explore the world around them. Tawny Owls develop quickly and are fully grown at 12 weeks, and in that time they undergo a truly dramatic transformation as they swiftly turn from ungainly balls of fluff to beautiful, fully grown Tawny Owls. As well as drawing, we’ll be learning all about the different growth stages – from eggs to adult birds. This species is native to the UK and we’ll be using the classes to explore the conservation issues.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Drawing & Flying: Owls of the World

Saturday 16th June 2018

10am-4pm (£100)

At Honnington Farm, TN4 0XD

Join us for a day of Drawing & Flying with Owls of the World, out in the glorious Kent countryside. We will spend a whole day with more than seven different owl species – first drawing the birds from life and learning all about their habitats, diets and expert hunting techniques plus any conservation issues affecting them across the globe. During the afternoon we will experience the birds in flight and everyone will have the chance to feed and fly the magnificent owls as well as learning the basics of falconry. The aim is to inspire a sense of appreciation and understanding for owls through creativity and close interaction, and the unforgettable experience of watching them soar through the sky!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Drawing & Flying: British Birds

Saturday 16th June 2018

10am-4pm (£100)

At Honnington Farm, TN4 0XD

Join us for a day of Drawing & Flying with British Birds, out in the glorious Kent countryside. We will spend a whole day with different indigenous species, including Peregrine Falcons, Kestrels and Buzzards – first we will experience the birds in flight and everyone will have the chance to feed and fly the beautiful birds as well as learning the basics of falconry. During the afternoon we will draw the birds from life and learn all about their habitats, diets and expert hunting techniques plus any conservation issues affecting them in the UK. The aim is to inspire a sense of appreciation and understanding for owls through creativity and close interaction, and the unforgettable experience of watching them soar through the sky!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Penguins

Tuesday 19th June 2018

6pm-8pm (£26 – two thirds donated to the Sea Life Trust)

At SEA LIFE London Aquarium, SE1 7PB

Overjoyed to announce our first charity drawing class with penguins to raise money for the Sea Life Trust. We will be starting early to sketch and learn about 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. These particular penguins range from 1 year (Elton – the cheekiest!) to old girl Polly aged 22 years. Within the group there are a number of mating pairs and by the time June comes around, there may be a few eggs in those nests! Join us for this very special opportunity to sketch and observe these characterful birds!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Baby Peregrine Falcons #2

Wednesday 20th June 2018

7pm-9pm (£26)

At The Doll's House, N1 1RQ

The second class in our developmental drawing series with two delightful Peregrine Falcons chicks that hatched at the very end of April. At this stage we will see the birds starting to grow in their flying feathers, gaining strength in their legs to move around independently and starting to explore the world around them. As well as drawing the falcons, we’ll be learning all about the different growth stages, the rearing processes in falconry and the complexities of taking care of these baby birds 24/7! This species is native to the UK and we’ll be using the classes to explore the conservation issues affecting the birds and what we can do to help.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Hackney Arts Drawing Tour

Saturday 23rd June 2018

1pm-4pm (£30)

At The Doll's House, N1 1RQ

Come draw and explore Spitalfields City Farm with Wild Life Drawing and Hackney Arts this summer. We’ll be getting up close and personal with the friendly animals on the farm, including Derek and Bayleaf – their resident star donkeys, two Kune-Kune pigs, rabbits and guinea pigs and a herd of mischievous goats. The group will be guided around the farm, with an introduction from the Farm Manager about the history of the farm, and the rare breeds and the conservation projects it supports. Artist Jennie Webber will be teaching you how to draw each animal, with plenty of materials to experiment with throughout the session. And don’t worry there will be plenty of time for stroking and feeding the animals!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Penguins (extra date added)

Tuesday 26th June 2018

6pm-8pm (£26 – two thirds donated to the Sea Life Trust)

At SEA LIFE London Aquarium, SE1 7PB

Due to overwhelming demand, we've added one more charity drawing class with penguins to raise money for the Sea Life Trust. We will be starting early to sketch and learn about 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. These particular penguins range from 1 year (Elton – the cheekiest!) to old girl Polly aged 22 years. Within the group there are a number of mating pairs and by the time June comes around, there may be a few eggs in those nests! Join us for this very special opportunity to sketch and observe these characterful birds!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Botanical Illustration Day Workshop

Saturday 30th June 2018

10am-3pm (£50)

At Garden Museum, SE1 7LB

Join us this summer for a day-long creative workshop, and learn new techniques to capture the beauty of botany. We will be sketching from curated still life displays of colourful flora, as well as exploring the Museum’s gardens with our sketchbooks. All abilities are welcome – from beginners to seasoned artists looking for a new challenge. You will be taught the basics of observational drawing, then progress onto tone, texture and colour whilst experimenting with a variety of different media. Our aim is for everyone to go home with a deeper understanding of plants, a greater confidence in using different materials and artworks they can be proud of!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Baby Tawny Owls #3

Wednesday 11th July 2018

7pm-9pm (£26)

At The Doll's House, N1 1RQ

Our third and final class will see our owlets at 11 weeks old, when they will be almost fully grown Tawny Owls (with just a few tufts of downy feathers) and fully fledged – meaning they'll be exploring the room around them and developing their own unique characters and personalities. Tawny Owls develop quickly and are fully grown at 12 weeks, and in that time they undergo a truly dramatic transformation as they swiftly turn from ungainly balls of fluff to beautiful, fully grown Tawny Owls. As well as drawing, we’ll be learning all about the different growth stages – from eggs to adult birds. This species is native to the UK and we’ll be using the classes to discuss their conservation.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Baby Peregrine Falcons #3

Tuesday 17th July 2018

7pm-9pm (£26)

At The Doll's House, N1 1RQ

At our final class in this developmental series our little Peregrines will be fully grown birds, with their adult plumage and developing their own unique characters and personalities. They'll also be fully fledged, meaning they'll be able to fly – and they may come to assess your drawings! As well as drawing the falcons, we’ll be learning all about the different growth stages – from eggs to adult birds. We will learn about the rearing processes in falconry and the complexities of taking care of these baby birds! This species is native to the UK and we’ll be using the classes to explore the conservation issues affecting the birds and what we can do to help.

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