On Saturday 27th February we will be virtually visiting Vauxhall City Farm in London to meet and draw their herd of friendly Alpacas. We'll have two cameras set up for you to view Tom, Ben and Jerry (and their amazing alpaca hairdos) from different angles and we'll be learning all about alpacas from Farm Manager Chris.
The class will begin with an introduction from WLD founder and artist Jennie Webber, who will take you through the basics of drawing animals from life, with a focus on alpaca anatomy. There will be a drawing demonstration of the shapes and proportions to identify and some handy hints for capturing the fleece texture and those two toed hooves. We will then switch screens to be introduced to the alpaca team and we'll be chatting with Chris to find out about alpacas, their origins, their hypoallergenic fleece and their spitting habits. We'll spend a whole hour drawing the alpacas from life, and there will be plenty of creative guidance and demonstrations along the way to help you with your drawings.
The basic materials you need to take part are paper, a pencil, eraser and sharpener, but of course you are more than welcome to work in whatever materials you enjoy or have to hand. Please get in touch if you need advice on materials, we're happy to help! You will be emailed the Zoom link to join and 48 hours before the event is due to start, or in good time if you booked last minute. If you haven't received the link, do check your junk mail first and then get in touch and we'll make sure you have it before the event is due to take place. You just need one ticket per device, not per person.
50% of each ticket sold will be donated to Vauxhall City Farm.