My overseas animal sculpture workshops are, so far as I know, unique in the market place. Working with my co-host, renowned wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt, we combine early morning and evening game drives with animal sculpture and photography demonstrations and tuition.
The process of observing, sketching and photographing the animals in the wild is a key part of this process. This is about so much more than learning the anatomy of our subjects. It’s about understanding the nature of the animals, their movement and behaviour, their personality and emotional character.
We take what we learn in the field and apply it directly to our animal sculptures, applying what we have seen and learned in the mornings to the sculptures we work on the afternoons. Everywhere we go, we are surrounded by animals. The local elephants even wander through the lobby of our hotel.
Immersing ourselves in the wildlife and in our art for an entire week results in an intensely creative environment, allowing students of all abilities to achieve the sort of progress that would normally take many weeks of hard work and practice.
I currently have places available on my South Luangwa Art Safari Workshop departing 19 Nov 2016. Prices are from £4495. This incredible seven night sculpture and photography workshop is timed to coincide with the start of the rainy season in Zambia. For further details and booking information please visit Wildlife Worldwide.
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