Wild Life Drawing: Coral Reefs

Wild Life Drawing: Coral Reefs

12th Mar 2019 7pm - 9pm

Event Details

The London Aquarium will be unveiling their incredible new Coral Reef area in early 2019, and 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; with animals including seahorses, reef sharks, sea turtles, eels and a colourful kaleidoscope of fish, including the majestic lion fish and cheeky little clownfish. The aquarium is a leader in coral breeding and research programs, which are essential if we're to conserve what remaining reefs we have. Two thirds of each ticket sold will be donated to the Sea Life Trust, making a whopping total donation of £500 that will go towards protecting and increasing marine reserves, combatting overfishing and plastic pollution and opening new sanctuaries for marine life around the world.

The class will commence with a short talk introducing our group to coral reefs; how they form, the complex ecosystems they support and what we can do to help conserve the reefs. Although we will be concentrating on reef animals, attendees will have free rein of the aquarium and will be able to sketch the sharks, the sea turtles and the rays at their leisure. Aquarium experts will be ‘floating’ around ready to answer all your underwater questions and workshop leader Jennie Webber will be on hand for drawing tips and guidance. All materials provided, and all ages and abilities welcome!

The SEA LIFE London Aquarium in Westminster is home to thousands of species of aquatic animals – including penguins, octopus, turtles, stingrays and octopus – and is involved in several breeding programs including native rays and seahorses. The aquarium works closely with it's partner charity, the SEA LIFE Trust, to protect marine wildlife and habitats across the world, to protect endangered marine animals and to communicate key conservation messages to it's visitors. 

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