Capturing Nature at the Museum

Introduction to Wildlife Drawing

Format, Content, Cost and Schedule – 2020

1x “Wildlife Drawing TASTER” plus 5x “Introduction to Wildlife Drawing” Workshops

A series of 5 half-day, fortnightly, Study and Draw “Introduction to Wildlife Drawing” workshops, preceded 2 weeks before by a “Wildlife Drawing Taster” session to introduce the subject and basic drawing principles.  The Study and Draw workshops will be run fortnightly thereafter

The Wildlife Drawing Taster plus 5 Study and Draw Workshops can be booked either as individual sessions or as a Complete Course

All workshop sessions, whether “Tasters” or more intensive “Study & Draw”, will focus upon selected specimens/species of animals and plants from the Warrington Museum Natural History Collection – telling the natural history “stories” of the chosen reference subjects, and teaching techniques for drawing them from close observation.

Participants will learn the natural history and observe the basic form of the chosen subject and then combine this with different drawing techniques to produce sketches and detailed studies.

Each workshop will be based mainly in The Classroom but with 30 mins to an hour of each session spent, dependent upon the subject, in the relevant Natural History Gallery to enable participants to gain a broader view of the collections and understanding of the subject.

Cost and Booking

The cost for the half-day “Taster” session is £5 per person

All half-day “Study and Draw” Workshop sessions are £10 per person per session

All sessions can be booked as individual half day Workshops.

The Taster plus 5 Study and Draw Workshops can be booked as a Complete Course if desired, with a £5 discount for full payment in advance = £50.

Places are limited : for the “Tasters” = £20 for the “Study and Draw” Workshops = £10

Booking is essential

Schedule of Sessions

Taster Workshop – Feb 23rd

Workshop 1 : Introduction to Wildlife Drawing – Essential TechniquesMar 8th

Workshop 2 : Introduction to Wildlife Drawing – Birds/Feathers – Mar 22nd

Workshop 3 : Introduction to Wildlife Drawing– Mammals/Fur – Apr 5th

Workshop 4 : Introduction to Wildlife Drawing– Aquatic Life – Apr 19th

Workshop 5 : Introduction to Wildlife Drawing– Plant Life – May 3rd

For further information and for booking details please email Anita Young at :

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