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The Royal Winter Fair, Annual Drawing Event for MtM Students & Faculty 2016

Ed Shawcross with MTM student at Royal Winter Fair

Every year Max the Mutt takes a trip to the Royal Winter Fair. The fair is filled with excellent exhibits and animal shows, offering an opportunity for our students to practice their animal drawing, and gain more experience with on location studies that include people as well as animals. 

Here are some thoughts from one of Max the Mutt’s Drawing Instructors, Ed Shawcross, about this year’s visit:

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..… the event was quite successful with most students seeking feedback and exhibiting excitement as they worked throughout the copious arenas finding of diverse subject matter to draw. It was also great to see some recent grads who joined us, continuing the tradition started at MtM, and now attend to draw for themselves.
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Ian Culley, a former instructor, was a special surprise guest. I was delighted to have him assist us as an added member of the teaching team.
Tina Seemann, Director of Animation, offering animal drawing advice at the Royal Winter Fair

Tina Seemann, who heads the Animation Program and also instructs Animal Drawing, offering drawing advice at the Royal Winter Fair.

Tina made a good suggestion for next year:  perhaps we should extend an offer to all our grads to join us on the day we visit the Royal Winter Fair! They could benefit from the reduced entry fee and enjoy the camaraderie of drawing on location with  mentors and peers.

Kent Burles, MtM Illustration Coordinator, looking over MtM student's sketches at Royal Winter Fair

Kent Burles, Illustration Coordinator, looking over MtM students’ sketches at Royal Winter Fair

Kent Burles, MtM Illustration Coordinator, looking over MtM student's sketches at Royal Winter Fait

A quick note of thanks to everyone for all efforts- both physical and artistic – as we worked with the students on location at the Royal Winter Fair. A big hurrah goes to Noelle for organizing the tickets and scheduling the event; it went as smoothly as silk