Grounds and Galleries, Cass Sculpture Foundation
Tickets: £40.00 (members £40.00)
Come meet and draw owls from life this August with Wild Life Drawing.
13:30 - 16:00
We will sketch species including the Bengal Eagle Owl, Great Horned Owl and UK natives; Tawny and Barn Owls. 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 use sound to pinpoint their prey from the air. Our animal handlers will be full of facts about where to spot these birds in the wild and any conservation issues affecting these species. All these owls 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 beautiful birds of prey. The drawing 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. All drawing materials are supplied, including paper and drawing boards, but please feel free to bring any other specific media you might like to use. Drawing tips and guidance will be provided throughout the session. The aim of these drawing classes is to inspire a sense of appreciation and understanding for the animals and their conservation in the wider world. Please note you will not be able to pet the owls during the session.
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 to put on these events. 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 include entry to Cass Sculpture Foundation on the day and are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.
Tickets must be booked via Eventbrite as spaces are limited.