Mary-Anne is leading a group of intrepid sketchers to ZSL London Zoo, where you’ll spend the whole day sketching from life. A zoo is a great... Read more
Date22 Jun - 22 Jun 2023
Location(s)ZSL London ZooUK
Workshop contentSketching animals from life
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Mary-Anne is leading a group of intrepid sketchers to ZSL London Zoo, where you’ll spend the whole day sketching from life.
A zoo is a great place to see a vast range of exciting species, all in one day.
Bring your sketchbooks with you and get ready to fill them with creatures both big and small. If you’ve been to our speed-sketching on Thursday nights, then you’ll already be used to drawing quickly and fiercely from still images. Now’s your chance to practice on the real thing. Capturing movement is a great skill to have in your repertoire, and you will find that your work becomes livelier with more practice. With Mary-Anne’s tuition, your work will improve rapidly and you’ll discover lots of new, exciting ways to create shapes, tone and texture.
The group will visit lots of different animals and enclosures based on Mary-Anne’s recommendations (and your requests). As an expert on painting in the wild she will know the perfect animals to focus on to lead you through this intense day of learning. You are welcome to come and go as you please or stay a little longer in certain areas, but for the best experience we recommend sticking together as an Art Safari group. This day will be all about learning new skills, meeting new people and discovering more about animals of the wild!
Suggested materials (only as much as you can carry easily)
£55 tuition cost for the day + Zoo entry*. Mary-Anne will be your guide, art tutor and story teller as she shows you how to capture moving animals in sketch.
*Please note that you are responsible for booking your own zoo entry. If you have difficulty doing this, please call us on 01394 382235.
We will meet at the entrance to the Zoo at 10am to begin a whole day of sketching.
For lunch please either bring a picnic with you, or there are lots of food and drink outlets on site which offer both dine-in and takeaway options but please bear in mind that it can get quite busy over the lunch period. If it’s a nice day we might like to picnic outdoors.
Call us on +44 (0)1394 382235 or email [email protected]
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