Join Jennie Webber from Wild Life Drawing at The Garden Museum for an evening of observational drawing exploring natural artifacts.
Attendees will have the opportunity to sketch from a curated selection of rare natural curiosities, including ethically sourced seed pods, shells, eggs, birds nests and other treasures from both land and sea.
A range of materials will be available to experiment with – including watercolours and pen and inks – and workshop leader Jennie Webber will be on hand to demonstrate techniques and provide creative support throughout the class. In addition, we will examine the origins and discuss the evolutionary routes of these natural objects. All abilities are welcome, and the session will start with an in-depth introduction into observational drawing with a focus on form and tone. All materials and subject matter are provided for the class.
Jennie Webber is a freelance illustrator and printmaker, specialising in etching. Her inspiration is drawn from nature and is heavily influenced by themes of conservation. From unusual animals, to marine life and botany, Jennie’s illustrations aim to encourage an understanding and appreciation for the natural world.
Her first children’s book ‘It Starts with a Seed’ won the inaugural Margaret Mallet award for Children’s Non-fiction in 2017 and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Award. Her forthcoming book ‘The Coral Kingdom’ aims to raise awareness for conservation issues affecting the Great Barrier Reef.
In 2014 Jennie founded Wild Life Drawing, a drawing class that aims to reconnect Londoners with animals and nature through creativity. Jennie is an experienced teacher and has designed creative workshops for the Natural History Museum, British Science Festival and the Dulwich Picture Gallery.