Every year in November Max the Mutt students and faculty attend the Royal Winter Fair. A great opportunity to spend a day drawing animals and people on location.- Tina Seemann, MTM Co-director and Animation Program coordinator, had these thoughts to share about their day:
“With November comes our annual trip to the Royal Winter Fair, when the country comes to the city. A grand day out, it offers the students a combined drawing opportunity to capture people and farm animals together on the same page.
The horse jumping competitions are difficult enough to catch on paper, never mind the manic ‘Superdogs’ show which has hundreds of school kids screaming! Our students drew everything; from the sheep shearing, to the poultry exhibition, from the heifer auction to the petting zoo.
I had bought a few tiny plastic horse models and the Animal Drawing texts so that the students might see animal skeletal landmarks.
(Funny that this image is the only one to feature students and ‘animals’, makes us look like giants!)
Ed, Allen and Steve were also shepherding the group and added their life drawing expertise.
Bison burger anyone? How about a ‘beaver tail’ or taffy apple?”
We love the Royal Winter Fair!