Valentine's Day event for dog lovers
A Valentine's Day event for dog lovers, photo by Ivana La on Unsplash

Join a Valentine’s art class with Battersea’s rescue dogs

Just because you’re stuck at home, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a special Valentine’s Day. And thanks to Battersea, you can now spend it in the company of some special canines.

This Valentine’s Day, Battersea will be giving couples the chance to enjoy a virtual date, as they host a life drawing class with a bit of a difference.

With help from Wild Life Drawing, they’ll be running a class with some of their rescue dogs as the models. So you can spend the special day getting in touch with your artistic side, as you capture the individual personalities of the canine models.

And whilst you’re taking part in the class, you’ll also be helping to support the thousands of dogs and cats that come through Battersea’s gates each year.

Valentine’s Day dog drawing

The class will take place over Zoom with artist Jennie Webber. Battersea’s Rehoming and Welfare Manager Becky Lodder, will also be taking part. She’ll be talking about the dogs and the charity’s work.

Don’t worry if your art skills aren’t quite up to scratch, there’ll also be a tutorial from Webber to get you started. You’ll get to practise your shapes and angles before meeting some of Battersea’s dogs. And the best news is, Webber will be donating 50% of proceeds to Battersea’s dogs and cats.

Even if you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day, you can join in the class with your family, friends or housemates. Everyone is welcome to join the class, no matter what your age or ability.

If this class sounds good, then you’ll need to make your date on Sunday 14th February at 2pm. A ticket will cost you £10 and you’ll need a few art materials, such as paper and pencils. Simply head on over to the Wild Life Drawing website and sign yourself up!

Finally, if you don’t want to leave your own pooch out this Valentine’s Day, why not treat them to a tasty seafood platter?