“Draw me like one of your French mastiffs”: Valentine’s Day charity drawing session

“Draw me like one of your French mastiffs”: Valentine’s Day charity drawing session

As this Valentine’s Day will be spent in lockdown, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is teaming up with Wild Life Drawing to run a special life drawing class on 14 February – with some of its rescue dogs as models.

Artist Jennie Webber will host the Zoom class from her studio, while Battersea Rehoming and Welfare Manager, Becky Lodder, will talk about the dogs and the work being done to rescue animals across the UK.

Becky said, “Valentine’s Day is all about love and we know the love of our rescue pets has rescued many of us over the past year.

“Whether you’re looking for a lockdown date with a difference with your Valentine, need a fun activity to entertain the kids or you’re just looking for something fun to do with friends, by taking part in this life drawing class, you can help support rescue dogs and cats and show them a little love in these uncertain times.”

The class will run 2-3.30pm on Sunday 14 February and will include an initial tutorial from Jennie before participants meet their models. Tickets will be on sale for £10 each, and participants will need basics such as paper and pencils but other materials and mediums are welcome. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Battersea.

Jennie said, “I truly believe that everyone is an artist – even if you’ve not picked up a pencil for years – and that’s why this class is open to all ages and abilities, with plenty of helpful tips and creative support throughout.

“Drawing is such a calming activity, a wonderful way to forget your worries for a little while and to support Battersea’s dogs and cats in need at the same time!”

To sign up for the Valentine’s Day drawing session, visit https://www.wildlifedrawing.co.uk.

Images by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Alessandra Pacelli

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