Online Masterclass: Illustrating Animals

Get stuck in to illustrating animals in an afternoon on Zoom – part of our online masterclass pilot programme.

When, Where

  • Zoom

Get to grips with the basic anatomy of mammals and develop your understanding of animal form through collage and drawing at this online workshop with Sion Ap Tomos.

In the first part of the session, you’ll be experimenting with shape and colour in your collages. Afterwards you’ll move on to drawing, balancing the often competing requirements of both depicting anatomy accurately and at the same time capturing a sense of life and movement.

While our building remains closed, we're delighted to be able to offer this masterclass online as part of our remote learning pilot programme, with one-off discounted prices.

You will need:

  • Access to Zoom and printer or second screen
  • A3 cartridge paper
  • Coloured paper
  • HB, 2B, 4B and 6B pencils
  • Coloured pencils
  • Rubber
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Scissors or cutting knife and cutting mat
  • Paper glue/glue stick

Participants will receive handouts a week before the masterclass and login details the day before.

Experience: No prior experience needed.

Please note: this masterclass is for those aged 18+ only.

About the tutor:

Sion Ap Tomos has been drawing, illustrating and teaching for over 20 years, with extensive experience illustrating animals. He is a graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art.

Feedback for Sion’s previous masterclasses:

“Really well-planned lesson and structure with just the right amount of talk and practical exercises so you don’t feel daunted.”

Please note: Your ticket confirmation will go to the email address linked to your Paypal account. Please email from your contact email address if this is different to the one linked to your Paypal account.

Online course and masterclasses have been developed with Art Fund support.


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Pilot Programme Reduced-Price Ticket£45.00 £45.00

Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable and subject to our general terms and conditions. Age 18+ only.

Your ticket confirmation email may go to the email address linked to your Paypal account. Please contact immediately if you do not receive it.