WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Woodland Animals

Tuesday 27th August 2019

7pm-9pm (£28 - 10% donated to South Essex Wildlife Hospital)

At Arboretum, WC2H 0HF

Later in August we’ll be meeting and drawing species found in our British countryside, and looking in detail at the complex ecosystems that support all natural life. We’ll be sketching hedgehogs (African Pygmy), rabbits, mice, rats, snakes, snails and frogs and learning about how their indigenous counterparts contribute to this ecosystem, and the many conservation issues that are affecting it’s careful balance. We will touch on rewilding and ways we can get involved to help, from planting bee-friendly plants to creating wildlife corridors. 10% of each ticket will be donated to the South Essex Wildlife Hospital.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Alpacas

Saturday 31st August 2019

12pm-2pm (£28)

At Vauxhall City Farm, SE11 5HS

Come join us at Vauxhall City Farm to meet and draw their incredible herd of friendly Alpacas. We will be getting up close and personal with three woolly wonders – named Ben, Jerry and Tom – as we draw them from right inside their paddock. The class will start with an introduction from the Farm Manager, where we'll learn about their personalities and lives on the farm as well as discussing the unique properties of their fleece, their incredible history with ancient humans and their unique haircuts! All ages and abilities welcome!

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Wildflowers in Watercolour

Sunday 1st September 2019

11am-4pm (£55 - includes entry to exhibition)

At The Garden Museum, SE1 7LB

Join us to explore the wonder of wildflowers using the medium of watercolour – taking our inspiration from the iconic illustrated Ladybird Books featured in the museum's latest exhibition. We will be working from seasonal British wildflowers and all abilities are welcome – from beginners to seasoned artists looking for a new challenge. You will be taught the basics of observational drawing to provide the foundation for your watercolour paintings, then we will progress onto brushwork, colour mixing and mark-making – with time for you to explore your own style. All materials will be provided and we’ll take a tour around the current show for an extra dose of botanical inspiration.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Invertebrates

Monday 2nd September 2019

7pm-9pm (£10)

At Hyde Park, W2 2UH

Wild Life Drawing is delighted to support Mission: Invertebrate in collaboration with the Royal Parks Foundation with a class championing the invaluable insects and invertebrates which play such a key part in our ecosystem. We’ll be meeting, drawing and learning all about tarantulas, scorpions, giant African land snails, leaf insects, stick insects, cockroaches and giant millipedes. Although some of these animals are from hotter climates, we’ll be using this class as an opportunity to discover more about the indigenous invertebrates that we are more familiar with here in the UK – house spiders, garden snails and ant colonies that we find in our gardens and local parks.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Coral Reefs

DATE CHANGE - Tuesday 3rd September 2019

7pm-9pm (£28 - 50% donated to the Sea Life Trust)

At London Aquarium, SE1 7PB

This year the London Aquarium unveiled their incredible new Coral Kingdom, housing the largest living coral reef in the UK. We'll be celebrating with another after hours class focussing on the important issue of coral conservation, as many reefs around the world are suffering dramatic destruction due to climate change, ocean acidification and overfishing. We will be drawing and exploring carefully nurtured living corals and the ecosystems they support in the 40ft tank; with fish including regal tangs, clownfish and cardinal fish and animals such as cleaner shrimp, starfish, hermit crabs and amazing anemones. As the night progresses we will see the coral start to glow bright neons with their bioluminescence.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Beasts of London: Birds of Prey

Saturday 7th September 2019

10.45am-12.45pm & 1.45pm-3.45pm (£40)

At Museum of London, EC2Y 5HN

Join us to explore the relationship between Birds of Prey and our capital city through history until present day, in collaboration with the Museum's 'Beasts of London' experience. We will meet owls and raptors that have links to London's rich history and some that have adapted to urban environments in recent years. We will learn from expert and dedicated falconers about their habitat, hunting techniques and conservation. All materials are provided for this focussed drawing class, and the ticket will also include entry to the experience.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Wolves

Saturday 21st September 2019

11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (£27.50 - 10% donated to Wolf Watch UK)

At Carousel London, W1U 8AB

Back by (incredibly) popular demand, our wonderful wolf pack will be visiting us at Carousel for more drawing, stroking and educational fun! Not really 'real' wolves, these are British Lupine dogs that do have pure wolf in their bloodline but are loveable, loyal dogs that enjoy belly rubs and doing tricks for meaty treats! We will be joined by their dedicated owner and canine behavioral scientist Natalie Lagstrom who will talk us through how dogs became man's (and woman's!) best friend, how wolves hunt and operate in family groups and all the controversial conservation issues affecting the species across the world.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Animals of the Rainforest

Wednesday 9th October 2019

7pm-9pm (£28 - 50% donated to the Sea Life Trust)

At London Aquarium, SE1 7PB

This Autumn we're back at the London Aquarium to explore their incredible Rainforest area with an after-hours drawing class for charity. With a focus on the Amazonian waterways and dense jungles, we will be able to get up close and personal with dwarf crocodiles, snapping turtles, red-bellied piranhas, hissing cockroaches and leaf cutter ants, giraffe nosed cat fish, sleek arowana fish and terrapins that like to balance on top of each other! We will start with an introduction to rainforest habitats and discuss the conservation issues affecting them; including deforestation due to logging and agriculture, commercial fishing, bio-piracy and poaching.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Owls

Saturday 26th October 2019

11.30am-1pm & 1.30pm-3pm (£35 - includes entry fee)

At Cass Sculpture Park, West Sussex

Delighted to be back at Cass Sculpture Park this Autumn when the trees will be in full colour. This time in the forest cabin we'll be sketching owls; both Eagle and Horned Owls from around the world and indigenous British species, such as the Barn and Tawny Owl. These beautiful birds will be accompanied by dedicated expert falconers, and we will learn all about their hunting techniques, anatomy and any conservation issues affecting them in the wild. All materials will be provided and you'll be shown tips and tricks on how to sketch these fine feathers from life.

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WildlifeDrawing Birds 2017 classes

Wolves

Tuesday 29th October 2019

7pm-9pm (£28 - 10% donated to Wolf Watch UK)

At Draw Brighton, BN1 4GH

We'll be celebrating Halloween at Draw Brighton this year, where we'll be sketching our much-loved wolves. These "wolves" are actually British Lupine dogs that are perfectly tame and loyal domestic pets as well as being perfect wolf look-a-likes – they have pure wolf in their bloodline – yet love cuddles and roll over for belly rubs! The class will be introduced to the “wolves” with a short talk from 'Head Wolf' Natalie Lagstrom, and we’ll look in detail at their anatomy and how they’ve evolved to adapt to habitats across the globe. As it's Halloween, we'll also touch on the perception of wolves in fiction and folklore and how their reputation has been tainted.

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