Royal Winter Fair, A Great Place To Draw Animals & People!

Year 2, 3 and 4 students from all diplomas spent the day drawing at The Royal Winter Fair!

Petting zoo...guess how any animals?

Petting zoo…guess how any animals?

 

Tina Seemann, who, in addition to heading up our animation program, teaches Animal drawing to all diploma groups, reports:

“So it’s that time of year again when we head down to the Royal Winter Fair- hurray! A full day the students have to draw both animals and people together and it’s always fun. In the horse showring  I caught the hackney ponies pulling sulkies ( amusing to see a fat jockey being pulled on wheels by a high stepping pony, the opposite of what  we’re used to with thoroughbreds!)
Then an hour of junior showjumping.
Students certainly  find it challenging to draw animals in movement but those who are presently in my animal drawing classes feel they’ve learned some approaches that have proved useful.
The ‘petting farm’ provided ample opportunity to sketch animals within  a more confined setting, many of the goats and lamas lying down for intervals when they weren’t being fed by the public which was most of the time!
I didn’t get around to all the venues (it’s a huge place!) but I found the massive vegetables  (500 lb pumpkins! *how? ) and the butter sculptures (*why?)
Always a great time when the counyry comes to the city,we had a great day drawing at the Royal!

Now where can I get a candy apple?”

T.

Angie drawing geese at the petting zoo

Angie drawing geese at the petting zoo

 

 Instructors Tina Seemann and Steve Millard compare sketches

Instructors Tina Seemann and Steve Millard compare sketches

 

 

Mandy Wills (year 4 CA) hard at work!

Mandy Wills (year 4 CA) hard at work!

 

 Yr 2 Animation students Pantera Erzadi, Anne Schuler & Eric Thorpe

Yr 2 Animation students Pantera Erzadi, Anne Schuler & Eric Thorpe

 

 

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Kent Burles, ISA, with 2014 grad Nicole Trudel who came to the fair to draw!

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