This Christmas, Farmopolis and Wild Life Drawing will be welcoming reindeer for two festive drawing classes on Wednesday 14th December. Famous for pulling Santa’s sleigh, these iconic hooved mammals are used to freezing temperatures and are native to the Arctic and cold mountainous regions across Alaska, Siberia and North America – where they’re also called caribou. The two reindeer visiting us will have their full antlers, as both the males and females of the species regrow their antlers every year. To start each session, attendees will be introduced to the reindeer with a talk by their expert handler and everyone is encouraged to ask plenty of questions throughout. We will learn all about their lives in the wild, any current conservation issues facing this species and why reindeer ‘click’ when they walk! We’ll start the class with plenty of tips on drawing animals from life and all levels of ability are welcome at this class – drawing tutor Jennie Webber will be on hand throughout for any artistic guidance. All drawing materials are supplied, including paper, but please feel free to bring colours or any dry media you might like to use. Children aged 8 and over are more than welcome at this Christmas class! Wild Life Drawing works only with the finest animal sanctuaries, charities and a small selection of trusted animal handlers to put on these events. These reindeer spend the majority of their year residing on a farm on the Essex/Sussex border and are well used to travelling, different environments and interacting with humans. They will be attending with two experienced handlers that care for them throughout the year. Every precaution and preparation has been made to ensure a calm and comfortable journey and environment for these reindeer; the welfare of the animals is our utmost priority.
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