Wild Life Drawing: British Birds of Prey

Wild Life Drawing: British Birds of Prey

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Join us after hours at London's largest wetland nature reserve, Walthamstow Wetlands, for a whole evening of British Birds of Prey this summer. Our event will begin with a private wildlife walk around the wetlands to view the indigenous and migrating waterfowl that make use of the reservoirs. To follow, we’ll spend two hours learning to draw British Birds of Prey with breeds including the Peregrine Falcon, Barn and Tawny Owls. We will be introduced to these fine feathers with a detailed talk from an expert local falconer and learn about their anatomy, unique characteristics and how they’ve evolved to become powerful aerial hunters. You'll learn where to spot these birds in the wild and we will also discuss the current conservation issues affecting these species. All the birds are truly charismatic with their own individual personalities and we guarantee you'll go away with not only some great drawings, but a new found respect and admiration for these beautiful birds of prey. 

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 some fun drawing exercises and 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. 

Wild Life Drawing is working with the finest animal handlers, sanctuaries and organisations to put on these events. All the animals that attend the sessions are well 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. 

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.

birds of prey 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.” 

birds of prey drawing classes at walthamstow wetlands