Wild Life Drawing
Drawing miniature piglets
Royal Society of Sculptors, Dora House, 108 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RA
Wild Life Drawing's latest litter of miniature piglets will be visiting the Royal Society of Sculptors in May for a day of half term drawing classes. The piglets will be around two months old – fully weaned and independent from mum. 'Miniature' or 'teacup' pigs is the term given to a smaller-than-average pig, originally created by crossbreeding a pot-bellied pig and a New Zealand Kune-Kune. Although the piglets will be small at this stage, we will be talking about the realities of owning 'Miniature' pigs, the complex care they need and how large they can really grow! There's a lot to love about the humble pig in general, and our expert handler will wow you with plenty of fascinating facts. Be prepared to fall in love with these lovely little animals, and all for a good cause!
As well as being super cute – the drawing class will have an ethical focus – we will discuss welfare issues within the world of pig farming and the meat industry. Ten percent of each ticket price will be donated to Farms not Factories – a non-profit organisation working to expose the true costs of cheap meat from animal ‘factories’ with the aim to inspire people to purchase meat from healthy, high welfare farms.
The drawing class is open to all, from beginners to advanced and children aged 8 and above are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult also taking part in the drawing class.
All drawing materials are supplied, including paper, but please feel free to bring colours or any other specific media you might like to use. The aim is to inspire a sense of appreciation and understanding for the animals and their welfare in the wider world.