Art Safari Workshops


Drawing from life


Monday 26 &/or Tuesday 27 September 2016

10:00 to 17:00

With Mark Boyd


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Mark Boyd is leading a new two day course at Slimbridge Wildlife and Wetland Park this September.

MArk Boyd picture 2 At Slimbridge we have a fabulous opportunity to study and sketch geese, cranes and Eider ducks, as well a water mammals otters, beaver and water voles feeding by the side of water.  This is the only place in the world you can see all six species of flamingo. 

The small Nenes (Hawaiian geese) are thriving at Slimbridge and their numbers are now increasing in the wild.

September is a great time of year to see numbers of warblers and juvenile waders.  We may be lucky and see a variety of seabirds, including European storm-petrel, leach’s petrel, manx shearwater, gullimot, razorbill, northern gannet, fulmar, shag and skua on the river.

In his former leading role stimulating youth and education work within the RSPB, Mark had limited time for his own artwork, so his artwork is exploding into the world of wildlife art at the moment, with drawings, collages and prints.

Mark’s approach is so refreshing – he will help you find lines you never knew existed (and then lose them), he will make you think about colour and markings. Above all he will give you a deeper understanding of birds and of your own approach to drawing and painting wildlife.

This course is  £55 per day or £100 for two days, excluding your Slimbridge entrance fee of £11.91 (members are free).

Mark will meet you in the Waters Edge café at 10am.  We will send you a short list of art materials to bring with you.

Places must be pre-booked on 01394 382235.

Cost:  £55 per day or £100 for 2 days of art tuition, excluding your park entrance fee of £11.91 (£9.18 concessions).

Venue:  Slimbridge Wetland Centre is conveniently located near to the M5 between Gloucester and Bristol

WWT Slimbridge
Bowditch, Slimbridge
Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT

Sat Nav: GL2 7BT

Slimbridge: Opens 09:30am to 5.30pm during September

Joining Point:  The Waters Edge Café – with great views of the Caribbean flamingos!

Please call Art Safari on 01394 382235 for more information, pre-booking is required

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