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Saturday Studio: Animal illustration

Youth event

Drop in

Saturday 21 January 2017




Drop by and learn about zoological drawing by using real veterinary specimens in these workshops run in partnership with the Royal Veterinary College, inspired by our ‘Making Nature’ exhibition.

Each session will focus on a different aspect of zoological illustration to help you develop your artistic skills and understanding of animals. The workshops will be led by the artist Tim Pond.

14.00-15.00: Comparative anatomy. Learn the 3 different anatomical leg forms and investigate skulls.

15.00-16.00: Drawing for discovery. Pen and ink drawing techniques of Leonardo Da Vinci.

16.00-17.00: Animation. Using the movement of a bat's flight learn how to create a flying dragon sequence.

How to get involved

These workshops are for young people aged 14-19. There are 20 spaces in each session - first come, first served. You’ll have the best chance of getting a space if you turn up fifteen minutes before the start of the session. Each session will last one hour, and you’ll be able to stay on for the following one if there isn’t a waiting list.

This event is FREE.

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(Image by Tim Pond.)