Wild Life Drawing Online: Coral Reefs

Wild Life Drawing Online: Coral Reefs

20th Jan 2024 11am - 12:30pm
British Summer Time

This is a live-stream event

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2024-01-20 11:00:00 2024-01-20 12:30:00 Europe/London Wild Life Drawing Online: Coral Reefs Live virtual stream event


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There are few places that are as dazzlingly beautiful as coral reefs. With their rainbow of colours and abundance of species, these are some of the richest habitats on earth. They are also some of the most delicate, and so their preservation is of the utmost importance. For this special class we will focus not on one species but a whole ecosystem! We will be studying the Tubbataha Reef Natural Park in the Philippines, a UNESCO world heritage site which is one of the most biodiverse places in the world. 

We will be joined by Ariana Agustines who is the program manager at LAMAVE (Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines). Ariana is a marine biologist who works in the field studying sharks and rays, and the ways these species utilize the reef system. Her work informs local governments and communities to protect these critical habitats. Nature illustrator Jennie Webber will host the session, and will begin with her top tips on drawing marine animals. She will also guide you through the process of creating your own reef scene composition, drawing from her experience illustrating the children’s book The Coral Kingdom

The class is open to all abilities, so whether you haven’t drawn since school or you draw on the daily, you’ll get loads out of the session. The basic materials you need to take part are some paper, a pencil, a sharpener and a rubber, but if you’d like to experiment with other materials please free to get creative! We will be drawing from reference images which will be emailed to you (along with instructions and the zoom link) 48 hours before the event is due to start, or in good time if you book your ticket closer to the session. As with all our online sessions, we will send out a recording of the class afterwards so that you can watch it back as many times as you like.

50% of profits will go to LAMAVE to support their crucial work protecting the marine habitats of the Philippines.