Saturday 20th January 2018
11am-12.30pm & 1-3pm
At Ace Hotel, E1 6JQ
Come meet and draw our wonderful trio of owls in the new year – with species including Bob the Bengal Eagle Owl, Alfie the Canadian Great Horned Owl and UK native Fudge; a Tawny Owl and one of our favourites. On the seventh floor of the stunning Ace Hotel, 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.
Animals of North America
Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Tickets: £26 (10% donated to Prairie Wildlife Research)
At The Doll's House, N1 1RQ
Next we look to animals of North America for our inspiration – meeting and drawing species including an opossum, skunks, polecats and a handsome red fox named Alfie. Each of these animals has evolved to suit their habitat and to thrive alongside urbanisation – some of these animals are considered pests in the cities. We will be discussing the characteristics, habits and diets of these animals and look at the welfare issues affecting their species. In particular we will talk about the endangered wild population of American Polecats and the incredible efforts of a conservation breeding program aiming to reintroduce animals into the wild to sustain the population.
Colour & Camouflage
Tuesday 30th January 2018
Tickets: £26 (Two thirds donated to the Sea Life Trust)
At London Aquarium, SE1 7PB
We're back at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium for another after-hours watercolour special exploring two very important characteristics of marine life – colour and camouflage. We can see colour being used to attract mates or to warn off predators in species such as clownfish, poison dart frogs, cuckoo wrasse, anthias fish and anemones as well as the vibrant and fluorescing corals – a magnificent sight under UV light! Experts on camouflage include the common octopus, thornback rays, flatfish, red-bellied piranha and the slender seahorse as well as those marine animals that use counter shading like the sand tiger shark and stingrays. Plenty to inspire your underwater watercolours!
Monday 12th February 2018
5pm-6.30pm & 7-9pm
At Draw Brighton, BN1 4GH
We'll be back at Draw Brighton during February Half Term with our wonderful team of owls – with species including Eagle Owls, a Canadian Great Horned Owl and UK natives; Barn and Tawny Owls. This group of birds includes two of our favourites – Bob (the Bengal Eagle Owl) who never fails to charm and Fudge (the Tawny) who usually falls fast asleep at every class! With classes for both families and adults, we will be introduced to these fine feathers with a detailed talk from our experienced falconer and learn about their anatomy, unique characteristics and how they’ve evolved to use sound to pinpoint their prey from the air.