***Please note this event is not a FMNH Event*** and  is bookable via the Manx Wildlife Trust: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/mwt/1165128

Come and hone your drawing skills and immerse yourself in the Natural History collection at the Manx Museum with Biosphere Artist in Residence, Ali Hodgson.

Bring your sketchbook and favourite pens and pencils (or iPad), and join us for a playful afternoon of exploration as we make our way around the collection and discover our Island’s unique flora and fauna through the medium of drawing. You will be guided through a series of creative exercises suitable for all levels of artistic ability, and discover all kinds of interesting things about our Manx nature and habitats at the same time!

Please note this workshop is for over 18s only and participants will mostly be standing up and sketching on-site in the museum. The exercises will be suitable for all levels of drawing ability – all you need is a sketchbook, some basic drawing materials and a willingness to give it a go!

This workshop is in collaboration with Manx Wildlife Trust and Manx National Heritage. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards both of these charities to help them continue the important work they do.

Please meet at 1:00pm sharp at the museum’s reception where Ali will be waiting to greet you.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential.

For any questions, please contact Ali at ali@mwt.im

About the Artist:

Ali Hodgson is a professional graphic artist with a background in commercial illustration and visual storytelling. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and has taught creative workshops to all ages and abilities. She is currently the Isle of Man Biosphere Artist in Residence in partnership with Manx Wildlife Trust, UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man and kindly supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council.

To find out more about Ali, you can visit her website at: alihodgson.co.uk