Wild Life Drawing: Rare Birds

Wild Life Drawing: Rare Birds

31st May 2024 1pm - 2pm
British Summer Time

at Battersea Park Children's Zoo

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2024-05-31 13:00:00 2024-05-31 14:00:00 Europe/London Wild Life Drawing: Rare Birds Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ

Tickets

Adult Ticket
E-Ticket
£17.50 + £2.75 fee
Child Ticket
E-Ticket
£14.50 + £2.75 fee

Event Details

This half-term, give your flock a chance to stretch their wings at an outdoor drawing class at Battersea Children’s Zoo. We will be focusing on the rare birds there, starting with two of the second largest bird species in the world- Ant and Dec the emus! We will also sketch the kooky kookaburras, charismatic cranes, and beautiful Bali starlings (this species is critically endangered, but the zoo is part of a breeding programme to conserve them). We will be shown around by animal expert Gemma, who will provide fascinating facts about each species, and answer lots of questions. While we will be concentrating on the birds, you’ll be free to draw all sorts of other animals too; otters, monkeys, lemurs and lizards to name just a few. Plus, once you've got your sketching done you and your little ones will have a special opportunity to feed some of the animals!

The class will be led by wildlife artists Jennie Webber and Laura Cuppage, who will provide plenty of creative guidance to help you capture those fine feathers on your page. We will begin with some fun warm-up drawing games to get the whole family sketching away. All abilities are welcome, and all artistic styles are celebrated! We will bring along everything you need- drawing boards, paper and lots of colourful materials, but feel free to bring your own kit if you’d like to. 

Animal welfare is at the heart of everything we do at Wild Life Drawing. We are a small team of animal lovers who are dedicated to conservation, and we strive to make each of our classes a positive experience for the animals we draw. We only ever work with organisations that treat their animals with the utmost respect and care. Battersea Children’s Zoo is part of several breeding programmes for endangered species and works hard to raise awareness of conservation and welfare issues by educating the next generation about nature. 

10% of each ticket will be donated to the zoo’s Bali Starling Conservation fund.

Ticket price does not include entry to the zoo, which will need to be bought separately here. You'll of course be able to explore before/ after the class.