Wild Life Drawing: Sharks & Sea Turtles

Wild Life Drawing: Sharks & Sea Turtles

22nd Jan 2020 6pm - 8pm

at SEA LIFE Brighton

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Join us for an underwater adventure at SEA LIFE Brighton, the world's oldest aquarium! Our first after hours exploration will focus on their Sharks and Sea Turtles. Sea Turtles are an iconic species, recognised globally as a symbol of the sea. The Brighton Aquarium is home to two rescued green sea turtles by the names of Lulu and Gulliver. Around the late 1930's - early 40's, they were born along a beach in Mexico, however it is believed they were illegally taken from the beach by a TV advertising agency to appear in an advert for soap powder (?!) They were rescued from an uncertain fate and have lived with many other species of marine life in the Aquarium's largest Ocean Tank ever since, feasting upon a daily diet of green veggies. Green sea turtles are named after the layer of green fat that sits underneath their shells. We will also be introduced to their tank-mates – different species of sharks and fish including Zebra Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Nurse Shark along with Stingrays, giant Grouper and Wrasse plus the charmingly odd-looking Unicorn and Rabbitfish.

The class will commence with a short talk by an Aquarium expert, who will tell us about sea turtle and shark conservation around the world, and the effects of climate change, plastic pollution and the fishing industry on both species. As always, 50% of each ticket price will be donated to the SEA LIFE Trust – and some of the charity’s current projects are particularly focusing on the conservation of sea turtles around the world. The charity have also recently opened the first Beluga Whale sanctuary in Iceland, giving homes to ex-circus and water park cetaceans across the world. Although we will be concentrating on the drawing the sea turtles, attendees will have free rein of the aquarium and will be able to sketch the sharks, fish and 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 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