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Sketching Animals At the Zoo

Sketching Animals At the Zoo

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  • Sat 17 Nov ’18, 9:30am – 4:00pm


Selwyn Community Education, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama



Ticket Information:

  • Course fee including zoo admittance: $125.00

Selwyn Community Education is based at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland.

This course is held offsite at the Auckland Zoo.

Join acclaimed illustrator Sandra Morris for a day at Auckland Zoo, learning how to sketch animals.

Course fee includes zoo admittance. You will need to bring your own materials (minimum paper, pencils, eraser and sharpener). A materials list will be emailed upon registration.

During this one day class, you will spend some time inside learning drawing techniques with stuffed specimens to learn the processes of looking and drawing rapidly to get the essential form of a moving animal.

Some demos on materials will be included. Then you will move out into the zoo and where you will start with more sedentary resting animals, then as you gain more confidence, you will move onto the more active animals.

On completion of the course, participants will have gained:
- Knowledge on the history and development of wildlife art
- Useful knowledge and experience with sketching and recording techniques
- Confidence in sketching moving animals
- A greater empathy of animals and an understanding of zoos and their roles today.

Who should attend? Adult artists looking to extend into a new field, beginners, animal lovers, zoo keepers, teachers, zoology students with an interest in animal behaviour.

Sandra also teaches Children's Book Illustration and Botanical Drawing and Painting at Selwyn Community Education.

Our mission:
To provide quality adult and life long learning opportunities which empower individuals in their personal lives and as members of society.

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