Wild Life Drawing: Owls
Join Wild Life Drawing and learn to sketch owls
Royal Society of Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RA
Join Wild Life Drawing to celebrate this year’s Big Draw Festival with a day of meeting and sketching owls!
In line with this year’s festival theme, Make the Change, we’ll be using drawing to understand owls and learning how we can help to protect the habitats these birds call home. The class will begin with a short talk from an experienced falconer and participants will learn about owl anatomy, their unique characteristics and how they’ve evolved to use sound to pinpoint their prey from the air. The falconers will be full of facts about where to see these birds in the wild (even in/around London) and any conservation issues affecting these species. All these owls are truly charismatic with their own individual personalities and attendees are guaranteed to go away with some great drawings and a new found respect and admiration for these beautiful birds of prey.
This half term class is suitable for both adults and children, with everyone aged 7 years and over welcome at the class as long as they are accompanied by an adult also taking part in the class. The drawing class is open to all abilities, from beginners to advanced. All drawing materials are supplied, including paper and drawing boards, but please feel free to bring colours or any other specific media you might like to use. Drawing tips and guidance will be provided throughout the session. 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 works with the finest animal handlers, sanctuaries and organisations to put on these events. All the animals that attend the sessions are used to humans and different environments and are always accompanied by experienced handlers. Their welfare is our highest priority. The falconer that keeps these birds is a trusted and experienced animal handler that works with the RSPCA to rescue, rehabilitate and re-release wild birds of prey around the South of England.
10% of each ticket will be donated to the Barn Owl Trust.