Wild Life Drawing is a drawing class with a difference. Instead of human life models, our subjects are real animals. The drawing classes are open to all, from beginners to advanced. Their aim is to inspire a sense of appreciation and understanding for animals through creativity and to raise awareness of conservation issues around the globe.
You will be introduced to the animals with a short talk from their dedicated expert and everyone will have the opportunity to observe the movement, natural behaviour and individual personalities of the animals. The classes are lead by Jennie Webber – an artist and animal lover – who commences each class with helpful tips and creative guidance to get everyone drawing. Education is a primary focus of Wild Life Drawing so as well as sketching, the group will learn about the animals habitat and diet, their lives in the wild and any conservation or welfare issues affecting that species. All materials are provided for the drawing class and we can accommodate groups of up to 30 people.
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 comfortable in different environments and are always accompanied by experienced handlers, their welfare is our highest priority. For every class, a proportion of the ticket sales goes directly towards benefitting animals – whether that be a donation to an associated charity or city farm, or to the animal handlers where it is put towards the continued care for their animals and to ensure they are able to rehabilitate additional rescue animals and re-home unwanted or mistreated pets. Wild Life Drawing has worked to donate to charities including the RSPB, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and the SEA LIFE Trust. Wild Life Drawing aims 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.
Please get in touch for more information about the animals that are available to draw, and a full site visit will be conducted to ensure the space is suitable for our animals.