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Sketching at the Zoo with the Walt Disney Family Museum
Sketching at the Zoo with the Walt Disney Family Museum

Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures (1948–60) documentary series, as featured in Gallery 8, educated a generation of viewers on the unique mannerisms of different animals and the wonders of our natural world. In the spirit of the True-Life Adventures—and in celebration of both the museum’s 10th Anniversary and the 90th Anniversary of the San Francisco Zoo—our two institutions have partnered for a unique experience. In this workshop, learn about the natural world and its inhabitants as you practice drawing zoo animals from live reference. Study the proportion, movement, texture, and gesture-drawing techniques used to gain a sense of an animal’s anatomy while breathing life into your sketches.

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  • Meet in the Lurie Education Center, located north of the Wildlife Connection Gift Shop in Entry Village.
  • Members must show proof of valid membership upon entry to this event.
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