Wild Life Drawing: Animals of the Rainforest

Wild Life Drawing: Animals of the Rainforest

26th Feb 2019 7pm - 9pm

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Come draw and explore the exotic and surprising habitat of the rainforest with an after-hours class at the London Aquarium. With a focus on the Amazonian waterways and dense, lush forests, we will be able to get up close and personal with three dwarf crocodiles and their terrapin friends, a charming snapping turtle named Bowser, red-bellied piranhas, huge catfish, bright green vipers, hissing cockroaches and leaf cutter ants, not to mention the Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula! Although we will predominantly be focussing on the Rainforest area, attendees will have free rein of the whole aquarium floor to draw all the species – from the Sharks and Stingrays, to the rescued Sea Turtles, Sea Horses, Crustaceans, Coral Reefs, the wealth of weird and wonderful fish and my absolute favourite - the clever Common Octopus.

The class will start with an introduction to rainforest habitats and we will discuss the conservation issues affecting them; including deforestation due to logging and agriculture, commercial fishing, bio-piracy and poaching. Attendees will be able to head off to explore with their drawing boards, and helpful hints and guidance will be on hand from workshop leader, illustrator Jennie Webber. 

The aquarium works closely with it's partner charity, the SEA LIFE Trust, to protect marine wildlife and habitats across the world and to communicate key conservation message to it's visitors. It is also involved in several breeding programs including the Cuban crocodile, seahorses, butterfly goodeids, and jellyfish, and works with many conservation organizations including Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, Save Our Seas, and The Shark Trust. 50% of each ticket sold will be donated to the SEA LIFE Trust, making a whopping total donation of £400!

The drawing class is open to all, from beginners to advanced. All drawing materials are supplied, including paper, but please feel free to bring colours or 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.

Wild Life Drawing is working with the finest animal handlers, charities and organisations to put on these events. Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferable to another name. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Jennie on: info@wildlifedrawing.co.uk