Come join us in the new year to draw and explore the Galapagos, with some of the most iconic animals from the Islands – tortoises, iguanas, snakes and geckos. We're lucky to welcome back some of our star reptiles; mischievous Deano the Green Iguana and gigantic (but graceful) Dandelion the Sulcata Tortoise. Of course, the animals attending the session are not actually from the Galapagos, but distant cousins of the Giant Tortoises and Marine Iguanas that populate these incredible areas of biodiversity. We’ll be learning about the unique ecosystems that exist on the islands and their influence on our own biological understanding of the world. We will also be discussing the variety of conservation projects running on the Islands to preserve this natural area of diversity and some of it's more vulnerable animals. 10% of each ticket sold will be donated to the Galapagos Conservation Trust.
As well as drawing the terrific textures and patterns, the reptile handlers will also be full of facts about the animals they’ve brought along to the session. All animals are rescues visiting from a local reptile sanctuary which gives home to unwanted pets and mistreated animals and runs educational sessions about animal welfare and responsible pet ownership.
The drawing class is open to all, from beginners to advanced. Children aged 5 and above are more than welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult also taking part in the class. All drawing materials are supplied, including paper, but please feel free to bring colours or any other specific media you might like to use. The aim is to inspire a sense of appreciation and understanding for the animals and their conservation in the wider world.
Booking with a Gift Voucher
If you would like to book this class with a new gift voucher then please enter the five digit code at checkout to redeem this class. If you have old gift voucher (the code should start with WLD...) or if you have a voucher from another vendor (The Indytute or Not on the High Street) then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the code to book your place on this class.
Wild Life Drawing is working with the finest animal handlers, sanctuaries, charities and organisations to put on these events. All the animals that attend the sessions are well used to humans and different environments and are always accompanied by experienced handlers, their welfare is our highest priority. All these reptiles are unwanted pets that have been re-homed by the specialised reptile sanctuary. Money from ticket sales will go towards rescuing and rehoming more reptiles in need.
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: email@example.com