Wild Life Drawing: Colour & Camouflage – Watercolour Special

Wild Life Drawing: Colour & Camouflage – Watercolour Special

30th Jan 2018 7pm - 9pm

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We're back at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium for another after-hours watercolour special exploring two very important characteristics of marine life – colour and camouflage. We can see colour being used to attract mates or to warn off predators in species such as clownfish, poison dart frogs, cuckoo wrasse, anthias fish and anemones as well as the vibrant and fluorescing corals – a magnificent sight under UV light! Experts on camouflage include the common octopus, thornback rays, flatfish, red-bellied piranha and the slender seahorse as well as those marine animals that use counter shading like the sand tiger shark and stingrays. Plenty to inspire your underwater watercolours!

The aquarium in Westminster is home to thousands of species of aquatic animals – including penguins, octopus, turtles, stingrays and octopus – and it's tanks collectively hold over 2 million litres of water. The aquarium works closely with it's partner charity, the SEA LIFE Trust, to protect marine wildlife and habitats across the world and to communicate key conservation message to it's visitors. It is also involved in several breeding programs including the Cuban crocodile, seahorses, butterfly goodeids, and jellyfish, and works with many conservation organizations including Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, Save Our Seas, and The Shark Trust. 

The class will begin with a brief introduction into watercolour and a live demonstration from workshop leader and artist Jennie Webber. You'll be able to explore the aquarium at your leisure, and there will be special information on the screens guiding you around to focus on the animals that use either colour or camouflage to great effect. Two thirds of each ticket sold will be donated to the SEA LIFE Trust, making a whopping total donation of £500!

This watercolour class is designed to be open to all, from beginners to advanced. All paint sets and watercolour paper will be supplied, but please feel free to bring additional paints or brushes that you prefer to use. The aim of these drawing classes is to inspire a sense of appreciation and understanding for the animals and their conservation in the wider world.

Wild Life Drawing is working with the finest animal handlers, charities and organisations to put on these events. 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: info@wildlifedrawing.co.uk