Drawing Mammals - 3 day art residential in Lake District


Duration: 3 days

Price: £295

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About the Course

A weekend art residential based at the breathtakingly beautiful Blencathra centre.

This course is designed as an introduction to drawing mammals from life and as a complement to the Drawing and Painting Birds course that tutor John Threlfall leads annually at the Blencathra Centre. Many of the drawing/seeing principles are retained but there will be extra emphasis on the anatomy of mammals and in capturing gesture and movement.

The North Lakes Wildlife Park, just 20 minutes away, provides perfect opportunities to study a wide range of mammals, from lemurs and gibbons to the ever popular meerkats as well as more domesticated breeds. John will lead you through a range of exercises that deepens your understanding and appreciation of these charismatic creatures and in the process producing lively, animated drawings.

John is a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and of the Artists for Nature Foundation and is an experienced and enthusiastic communicator and learning guide.

Please click through above for a detailed course brochure/bookings or get in touch for more details.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The fee includes accommodation in your own room and all your meals/refreshments. Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).

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Course Start Dates

Monday 9th April 2018

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