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Wild Life Drawing

Wild Life Drawing

Wild Life Drawing - 6 Week Drawing Workshops with Local Artist John Flynn for Adults

The aim of the course is to bring a new life and challenges to life drawing with the inclusion of wild animals


The course will tease artists out of their comfort zones by trying to capture the ‘moment’ with animals constantly moving and in their own environment.

To really study these animals, to look past the idea of animals on display and to look at their characters, behaviour, movements, shapes and anatomy.
The course is an escapism from the everyday working life and to get lost in the wilds.

What's involved in the course?
6 week course on Friday Mornings at 10 am.

******** Course Dates Updated due to Temporary Park Closure *******

Sept 4th – Oct 9th -1.5 - 2 hrs

Your instructor, John will run through different techniques, styles and you will learn to open yourself up to a more free and unpredictable artwork.

Key themes:
Observation, shape building, anatomy, movement, key lines, action lines, detailing, light and shadow, character building.

If you have any further queries please contact us

Course cost - €120.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL - to book call us on 0214812678 ext 210 or email bookings@fotawildlife.ie

Limited Places Available

All materials will be provided.

This course takes place outdoors in the unique setting of the wildlife park. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

There will be an optional public exhibition of works produced in the course later in the year. Further details will be provided during the course.