Wild Life Drawing: Omnivores

Wild Life Drawing: Omnivores


Join us on Tuesday 5th February between 6.30-9pm at Walthamstow Wetlands for an evening celebrating Omnivores. For Wild Life Drawing: Omnivores at Walthamsow Wetlands, we take a closer look at animal diets – especially those of animals that aren't fussy and feast on everything from plants, to insects, to fresh meat and carrion. We will be meeting and drawing mammals such as Pygmy Hedgehogs, Odie the Opossum, Meerkats and Mice as well as reptiles including a Tegu, Simon the Blue Tongued Skink, a Musk Turtle and some Hissing Cockroaches. We’ll discuss how they hunt and forage, and what benefits their varied diets bring to their lives. We will use this opportunity to discuss the rapidly depleting populations of our native hedgehogs here in the UK, how integral they are to our indigenous ecosystems and what we can do to help in our own back gardens or local parks.

wildlife drawing at walthamstow wetlands

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. We'll start with plenty of practical tips to get everyone started, and creative 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.

drawing classes at walthamstow wetlands

About Wild Life Drawing 

Wild Life Drawing is a drawing class with a difference; instead of human life models, we sketch animals and nature. The drawing classes are open to all ages and abilities, from beginners to advanced. Our aim is to inspire appreciation and understanding for the natural world through creativity, as attendees draw and learn about the animals, their habitats and distinct characteristics.

walthamstow wetlands wildlife drawing

This project was founded in 2014 by Jennie Webber, a London-based artist and animal lover. “I believe that the act of taking time to draw animals evokes a real empathy, as the artist observes all the beautiful details, natural behaviours and the individual personality of the animal. And no matter what age you are, interacting with real animals is always a magical experience! It is my hope that Wild Life Drawing continues to reconnect those living in cities with the wonder of nature through creativity, in the hope that it will encourage more people to protect our planet and it's animals.” 

omnivores at walthamstow wetlands

If you would like to purchase a gift voucher for Wild Life Drawing: Omnivores, please click here to buy a ticket. Please then email info@walthamstowwetlands.com with your name and order number to be sent a personalised PDF gift voucher via email which you can print off at home.