I taught two wildlife art workshops for kids at RSPB Loch Leven on Monday 7th and Monday 14th of April raising money for the RSPB and inspiring some future artists and wildlife enthusiasts.
Teaching groups of kids can be surprisingly fun and we managed to pack in a lot of drawing, with many producing around a dozen pieces, focusing on various methods of observation, structure and creative thinking. It was very satisfying to see rapid improvements in the style and confidence of all involved (including my teaching assistants!). Each lesson was two and a half hours and the time seemed to fly by with students becoming increasingly focused and sure of themselves by the last stage of the lesson, in which we drew live wildlife from observation.
I’ve had a lot of positive feedback and look forward to future lessons!