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Our Trip to the Royal Winter Fair – Thoughts from Tina Seemann

November 21, 2018 By: in Blog Events News from Max the Mutt

Tina Seemann at Royal Winter Fair 2018
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.

Royal Winter Fair 2018

Royal Winter Fair 2018 sketches - by year 3 Concept Art Ben Kruck

sketches – by year 3 Concept Art Ben Kruck

 

Royal Winter Fair 2018

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.
Royal Winter Fair 2018 sketches - by year 3 Illustration student Theo Murgan & year 3 Concept Art student Soho Park

sketches – by year 3 Illustration student Theo Murgan & year 3 Concept Art student Soho Park

Royal Winter Fair 2018 - by year 3 Concept Art Soho Park

sketches – by year 3 Concept Art Soho Park

I had bought a few tiny plastic horse models and the Animal Drawing texts so that the students might see animal skeletal landmarks.
Royal Winter Fair 2018
(Funny that this image is the only one to feature students and ‘animals’, makes us look like giants!)

Royal Winter Fair 2018

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?”
Royal Winter Fair 2018

We love the Royal Winter Fair!