Art Courses & Workshops

People doing an art course at ZSL London Zoo

At ZSL you can explore the natural world in an imaginative and unexpected way through a unique variety of art & literature courses & workshops

Our programme has been designed to cater for all ages and levels covering fine art, sculpture, poetry, creative writing, animation, model making, monoprinting and children and family workshops.

A ZSL London Zoo Art Course offers an exciting insight into the natural world through creativity.

We have a variety of unique courses available for 2014 of which information can be viewed by clicking any one of the course links below.

Please note that spaces for each course are limited.

The ZSL Library

This course is for anyone who wants to develop their writing skills while...

A red titi monkey at ZSL London Zoo

A model making workshop aimed at 4-9 years who love animals.

Tiger with pumpkin for Halloween 2012 at ZSL London Zoo.

An exciting poster making session for 7-11 years involving drawing, printing and collage.

A Mt Apo Lorikeet in the Blackburn Pavilion at ZSL London Zoo.

Drawing from observation is the key building block that all art stems from...

Bird skeletons

A course on observational drawing; gathering fast, accurate, visual information about living birds.

Willow the giraffe calf at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The course is aimed at children aged 4-11 years who love animals and want to improve their drawing skills.

A baby common hippo - Nelly

The children will have the opportunity to think about how to use their artistic skill to get people interested in learning about the animals.

Chimpanzee at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The children will have the opportunity to think about how the animals live at the zoo and decide what is important for different types of animals.

Squirrel monkey at ZSL London Zoo

Over six four-hour sessions, this workshop will explore six essential components of poetry: metaphor, form, allusion, rhythm, cadence and sensation.

Baby lemurs on their mothers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

This workshop focuses on developing the participants drawing skills and allowing them to learn about how animals use their behaviour and markings to communicate.

Shot from animation course

The ZSL Animation Course will help you to create your own short animated scenes, and give you the techniques and tips needed to embark on your own animation projects.

Tessa Farmer Sculpture

2014's ZSL Sculpture Course focuses on invertebrates and small vertebrate anatomy (including small mammals, birds and reptiles).

Baby tapir Adi in his den at ZSL London Zoo.

The course is aimed at children aged 4-11 years who love animals and want to improve their drawing skills.