Boy, do we have an exciting class for you- we are going to be drawing the fastest land animal, the Cheetah! These iconic African cats are formidable predators that can, astonishingly, reach speeds of up to 64 mph, and are able to accelerate faster than sports cars! Pretty incredible stuff, but how on earth will we be able to draw them at that speed? Well, luckily for us, when cheetahs aren’t hunting, their favourite thing to do is lounge around in the sun. We will be on call to Namibia, where we will be joined by our friends at the wonderful Na’ankuse Sanctuary. The team will be live streaming from inside the Cheetah enclosure, where we will be introduced to their three resident cats Kovu, Amber and Athena. These beauties were rescued when they were young cubs, and so are very tame and have strong connections with their handlers. This means we will get some beautiful close up shots of the cats relaxing and enjoying some nice ear scratches.
The class with be lead by artist and wildlife enthusiast Laura Cuppage who will begin with her top animal drawing tips. We will be drawing the cheetahs as they move about freely, so Laura will provide plenty of advice on sketching moving models. While we draw the team over at Na’ankuse will be happy to answer your questions, and will tell us all about their wonderful conservation and community projects.
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 reference images, instructions and the Zoom link to join 48 hours before the event is due to start, or in good time if you booked your ticket closer to the event.
50% of ticket profits will go to N’aankuse.