Wild Life Drawing: Seahorses

Wild Life Drawing: Seahorses

16th Sep 2024 5pm - 7pm
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2024-09-16 17:00:00 2024-09-16 19:00:00 Europe/London Wild Life Drawing: Seahorses County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB


In Person Ticket
£35.00 + £2.75 fee

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Saddle up, because our next underwater sketching session is all about seahorses! These miniature marine marvels are distinct from any other fish in so many ways, but perhaps the most unusual is their baby-makin’ style. Seahorses are the only animals that have reversed pregnancies. The female transfers her eggs to the male’s “brood pouch”, which he then fertilises and incubates. After a few weeks, Papa Seahorse expells up to a thousand tiny but perfectly formed baby seahorses, in a most dramatic fashion which is well worth looking up!

At the class we will study short-snouted, long-snouted and big bellied seahorses, as well as the colourful coral that they live in amongst. We will be given an introduction to the species group from one of the aquatic animal specialists at the aquarium, who will be happy to answer your questions. Artist Jennie Webber will then guide you through the process of drawing moving animals, so by the end of the session you’ll have captured all of those sweet, horsey details with flair. Though we will focus on the seahorses, you’ll be free to wander through the space to sketch lots of other beautiful species too. We will provide everything you need to get sketching- a drawing board, paper and a wide range of materials to experiment with, but if you have any trusty favourites do feel free to bring them along too. The class is open to all abilities, and we celebrate all artistic styles!

Here at Wild Life Drawing we are a small team who are dedicated to animal welfare. We only ever work with the best organisations and animal handlers, and ensure that we only draw animals who are happy and healthy, and comfortable being around humans. 50% of your ticket price will go to SEA LIFE Trust, to help them continue with their work protecting marine habitats across the world.