Grounds, Cass Sculpture Foundation
Tickets: £35.00 (members £35.00)
Join us for an outdoor drawing class, sketching beautiful birds of prey while learning about their conservation.
Session one 12:00 - 13:30
Session two 14:00 – 15.30
Discover beautiful Birds of Prey in the British countryside with Wild Life Drawing this summer. With a focus on indigenous species, we will be sketching breeds including the Peregrine Falcon, Barn and Tawny Owls, in addition to Harris Hawks and others from around the globe. We will be introduced to these fine feathers with a detailed talk from an expert local falconer and learn about their anatomy, unique characteristics and how they’ve evolved to become powerful aerial hunters. You'll learn where to spot these birds in the wild and we will discuss the current conservation issues affecting these species. All the birds are truly charismatic with their own individual personalities and we guarantee you'll go away with not only some great drawings, but a new found respect and admiration for these birds of prey.
The class is open to all, from beginners to advanced. Children aged 10 and above are welcome if accompanied by an adult taking part in the class. In the event of bad weather, the class will take place indoors.
Tickets must be purchased in advance, please click this link to book your place for session one 12:00 - 13:30.
Tickets must be purchased in advance, please click this link to book your place for session two 14:00 - 15:30.
Please note nobody will be able to touch or stroke the birds.
Included in ticket price: All drawing materials including pencils, pens, charcoal, pastels and colours, drawing boards & paper. Entrance to Cass Sculpture Foundation on the day of the event along with tea, coffee and biscuits.
To bring with you on the day: A camera or mobile phone to use so you can take reference photos. Any particular materials of your own you might like to work with (e.g. watercolours)
About the workshop leader: Wild Life Drawing is a drawing class with a difference. Instead of human life models, our subjects are real animals. The classes intend to inspire a sense of appreciation and understanding for animals and conservation issues affecting them around the globe. Education is a primary focus, so as well as drawing the animals, the group learns about their habitat and diet, their lives in the wild and any conservation or animal welfare issues affecting that species.
Wild Life Drawing works only with the finest animal sanctuaries, charities and small selection of trusted animal handlers. All the animals that attend the sessions are happy around humans and in different environments and are always accompanied by expert handlers, their welfare is our highest priority. Wild Life Drawing has worked to raise awareness and donations for charities including the RSPB, Battersea Dogs Home and the Sea Life Trust.
Wild Life Drawing was founded in 2014 by Jennie Webber, a London-based artist and animal lover. The drawing classes intend to reconnect those living in cities with the wonder of nature through creativity, in the hope that it will encourage more people to protect our planet and it's animals.
Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Tickets must be booked via our website. Booking will close at 5pm the day before the event is due to take place.
For booking enquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org