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Doggy drawing classes with Wild Life Drawing

28th March
Earlier this month, we were lucky enough to enjoy another (pre-lockdown!) class with the talented Jennie Webb, owner of Wild Life Drawing. The classes bring our WAHF rescue pups to life with pencils and paints and are always such fun - all in the name of raising money for our ongoing rescue projects.

With a generous portion of the ticket sales going directly to the dogs, these classes are always a fantastic way to celebrate rescue dogs of all sizes, breeds and colours; all of them with happy rehoming stories to share!

The wonderful Wunderdog Maggie attended this month’s class, along with her fellow rescue pals Mischa, Bella and Millie, who all took the modelling life very much in their stride…if a little tiresome!

The WAHF rescue gang also brought their owners along to be on hand for any questions. Not only have these classes been a great excuse to get creative (and messy!) but it’s a wonderful opportunity to share our joyous success stories and talk a little more about the Foundation’s upcoming overseas projects, which events like these play a huge role in.

We must extend a huge thank you to the incredible Jennie Webb, mastermind behind Wild Life Drawing, for her enthusiasm and for supporting the Foundation so generously, time and time again! London-based artist Jennie is not only the Founder & Director of Wild Life Drawing, but is also an award winning children’s book illustrator and, of course, lifelong animal lover! Jennie’s classes are open to all (no experience necessary!) and always begin with handy tips on how to draw animals from life, with creative guidance available to anyone who needs it along the way. And, of course, if you’re interested in adopting and the world of rescue, a WAHF team member is always around to talk through the process and the work we do.

The aim of these classes, in Jennie’s words, has always been to “inspire a sense of appreciation and understanding for the animals and their conservation”. Such passion really does shine through at every event that Jennie hosts for us – we can’t wait to collaborate with Wild Life Drawing again!

We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to the many venues who have hosted these drawings classes for us, over the past year: The Ministry, our Pop-Up Shop at Seven Dials, Monmouth St and Flowerpot in Hoxton, all of whom have been incredibly generous in lending us their beautiful spaces. Not only this, they also allow us to bring our four-legged friends along, making such events all the more fun!

And finally, our Wild Life Drawing classes wouldn’t be the same without everyone who has attended them over the past year. Thanks to you, we’ve raised over £1,500, every penny of which will help further our mission to end the suffering of stray dogs all over the world. As well as being a lot of fun, events like these really do serve a real purpose, having a huge impact on the lives of dogs in need. The profits raised allow us to continue our international rescue work, as well as funding sterilisation and education projects that help get to the root of the 600 million stray dog problem.

If you haven’t yet had the chance to attend one of our drawing classes, don’t fret! We might now be in lockdown, but our virtual pub The Hair of The Dog has plenty of events in the pipeline, over the coming weeks!

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