Art Courses at ZSL London Zoo
1 Jun - 1 Sep 2013 – All Day
ZSL run a variety of art courses at London Zoo throughout the year for people of all ages and ability.
Our courses have been specifically designed to immerse and educate you in an enjoyable and relaxed setting, helping you get the most out of your new learned skills whilst discovering all about the natural world.
Our courses are run by professional tutors, each an expert in their own field. We supply art materials and storage, and you’ll get exclusive access to our world famous Zoo, Keepers and Conservationists, a free study day at the Zoo, membership to our Library, and even a chance to exhibit your work at the Zoo!
We have five amazing courses available for 2013 of which information, including tutor profiles, dates and costs can be viewed by clicking any one of the course links below.
Please note that spaces for each course are limited.
Inclusive dates: June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22
Please note that this course has already taken place
Jumping Frogs, Swinging Gibbons, hopping wallabies, swimming penguins...The ZSL Animation Course will help you to create your very own short animated sequences, taking animals and their movements as subject matter. Using simple hand-drawn and stop-motion techniques, you will learn how to make your favourite animals come alive, and discover how and why they move the way they do.
July 27, 28, 29 & Aug 3, 4
This year's ZSL Sculpture Course focuses on invertebrates and small vertebrate anatomy (including small mammals, birds and reptiles). This course includes drawing animals whilst developing an understanding of their anatomy, particularly the skeletal (or exoskeleton) form, and the collection of natural materials in the Zoo along with clay and supportive drawings, with the aim of creating a sculptures inspired by the 'unseen' side of the Zoo using actual specimens.
August 3, 4, 10, 11, 17
FINE ART COURSE
You will be making watercolour studies focusing on the skin markings of selected animals. Starting with Zebras we will consider how their main predators, lions, are confused by the black and white stripes because they are colour blind. You will also be learning about and painting animal perceptions, for example butterflies and bees see ultraviolet, whilst sharks and cats eyes contain mirrored crystals so they can see in low light. Whilst we can never actually ‘see’ like other animals, through art you will create works that pushes the boundaries and challenge assumptions about how the world appears.
Aug 18, 24, 25, 31, Sept 1