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5th December 2021
12pm – 2pm
8 Patriot Square, London, E2 9NF
We will be drawing and having our hearts stolen by the wonderful Maggie (pictured here) who was rescued from Lebanon after being subject to horrendous abuse at the hands of humans – she was shot multiple times in the face and her ear was cut off. Despite her history, Maggie is calm, trusting and confident walking independently with her dedicated owner Kasey. Maggie has also trained as a therapy dog, bringing much joy to the people that she visits in schools, hospitals and care homes. We’ll also be joined by Maggie’s adoptive sisters Millie and Mishka – both with their own painful and difficult past lives – who have also been adopted by Kasey, creating a close knit furry family that is full of love! As well as drawing these beauties, we will hear about some of the abuse suffered by dogs in countries where the laws protecting animals are not reinforced, and learn about some of the success stories, where special dogs have been able to have specialist surgery funded by donations and how we can get involved to help!
The drawing class is open to all, from beginners to advanced. Children aged 8 and above are welcome if accompanied by an adult partaking in the class. 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. Drawing tips and guidance will be provided throughout the session, with an in-depth demonstration of how to draw animals from life at the beginning of the class. 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. For this class we are only drawing dogs that are happy around humans and comfortable in different environments with plenty of treats and toys to keep them occupied.