Mary-Anne has teamed up with some of her Africa conservation colleagues to bring you an hour of drawing and painting cheetahs. In this hour we will... Read more
Date13 May - 13 May 2021
Location(s)Virtual Art Safari workshopVIRTUAL
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Mary-Anne has teamed up with some of her Africa conservation colleagues to bring you an hour of drawing and painting cheetahs. In this hour we will sketch cheetahs, learning about their unique shapes, behaviour, colouration and movement.
You will pick up some of the skills of a wildlife artist while you watch three art demos as Mary-Anne sketches at speed.
The exciting immediacy of drawing cheetahs is made all the more real as Mary-Anne has spent many hours sketching with rescued cheetahs.
Also during the hour, you will have insights into the conservation issues surrounding this most graceful of animals from the Cheetah Conservation Fund UK. Known as the fastest land mammal, native to Africa and central Iran, its presence is quite magical.
Drawing them is also a way of getting to know them and to tap into that magic.
The global cheetah population is estimated at less than 7,500 individuals in the wild. Cheetahs in the Horn of Africa are at risk of local extinction due to a deadly combination of illegal wildlife trade and human-wildlife conflict. Around 300 cheetah cubs are taken from the wild each year, the majority from the Horn of Africa, to meet the demand of the illegal pet trade. Read more about an exciting campaign to end cheetah trafficking here.
Art 4 Cheetahs
Join us on this rare opportunity in partnership with the Cheetah Conservation Fund UK (CCF UK) to learn how to draw cheetahs and hear first-hand about their campaign to #EndCheetahTrafficking to save the iconic cheetah from the illegal pet trade
About this free online event #300CheetahCubs
This free online event will take you an amazing journey. It also marks the start of a challenge to gather 300 pieces of cheetah artwork to create a visual representation of the #300CheetahCubs a year that are snatched from the wild and sold illegally as pets.
Focusing on cheetahs you will have the chance to draw from stills and video footage as Mary-Anne demonstrates how she tackles their shape, proportions, and anatomical features as well as looking at their movements and behaviour using photos of beautiful cheetahs. Throughout the event you will also hear first-hand about the fight to save this incredible species from cheetah trafficking.
For any questions about the event please email email@example.com.
How to donate
This event is free to attend but CCF UK would welcome all donations to help end cheetah trafficking
Cheetahs in the Horn of Africa are at risk of local extinction due to a deadly combination of illegal wildlife trade and human-wildlife conflict. Around 300 cheetah cubs are taken from the wild each year, the majority from the Horn of Africa, to meet the demand of the illegal pet trade. With < 500 cheetahs in the whole area, we must act fast – before it is too late. CCF is intensifying efforts to combat the illegal cheetah trade. We will educate local communities impacted by the trade and forge collaborations to improve law enforcement. They will continue to support confiscation missions and provide life-saving care to rescued cubs. Donate here to show your support or, when you book your place via the BOOK NOW button above, you can make a donation there (overwrite the £0.00 and choose whatever you would like to send).
About the Cheetah Conservation Fund UK
Cheetah Conservation Fund UK is a UK registered charity. It holds events to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah, and fundraises to support the work of CCF Headquarters in Namibia. Founded in Namibia in 1990, CCF is the global leader in research and conservation of cheetahs, and is dedicated to securing a future for the species. Read more about the Cheetah Conservation Fund here.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP COST:
Book your place by following the BOOK NOW button. You will need to register your name and details, no money will be taken unless you donate. Donations welcome. All donations go to Cheetah Conservation Fund UK.
The joining point for your workshop is wherever you have internet and feel ready and comfortable to paint.
THIS HOUR INCLUDES:
Online Zoom art tuition in three short tutorials, resource material and ideas,
OUR PRICES EXCLUDE:
Art materials, internet access, personal expenses.
For more information about the Cheetah Conservation Fund UK please visit www.cheetah.org.uk