Skip to main content



Drawing and Painting the Animals of Southwest Wildlife with April Howland

Monday, October 30, 2017
9:00 am12:30 pm
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, santuary address: 27026 N. 156th St, Scottsdale, Az 85262
Drawing and Painting the Animals of Southwest Wildlife with April Howland

Paint and draw wildlife from life at Southwest Wildlife. Being offered for the very first time—a painting class with local artist April Howland. Howland’s work features wildlife and pets in bold, gorgeous color. This four-week long course begins with a tour of Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center to introduce you to our gorgeous wildlife models—bears, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, foxes and more. Subsequent weeks will allow you to sit at the animal enclosures as long as you like to draw or paint from real life.

Howland will offer activities and coaching as you work on your pieces. Bring your own art supplies and easels. Sit and relax and become one with your art. All skill levels welcome. Pencil, watercolor, acrylic and oils are all welcome. Artists are encourage to work several pieces over the course of each class time as animals are free to roam their cages and cannot be counted on to pose for too long!

The class is four weeks long on Mondays from 9 am to 12:30pm, October 23rd-Nov 13th.
Cost is $200 per person.

Registration is for the entire four week series. Please register by clicking on the October 23rd event description on the calendar.

Artist's Bio:
April Howland has been been a professional artist for over 15 years. After studying under a wonderful art mentor in Sedona, Arizona and receiving her degree, she sought out various acclaimed artists and instructors and began honing her fine art skills. Inspired by nature and animals, April’s primary focus remains steady in her thriving wildlife series and domestic animal portrait business. As she travels the globe from Alaska to Africa for inspiration, April’s eye for composition and design combined with her love of color enables her to create rich and unique art pieces. Her one of a kind style is a successful blend of contemporary and realism. She uses a variety of materials to
accomplish her works but her methodology remains consistent. “To me, each piece of art is a beautiful learning experience with amazing shapes and tones.”

April’s works have been in a number of juried shows. She has been a guest artist in various galleries and is now represented by Beals & Co in Santa Fe and Coco Milano’s in Mesa, AZ. April has been featured in a variety of publications and television news programs for her artwork which include Phoenix People, The Barking Beast San Diego, Scottsdale’s Foothills Focus, The Arizona Republic, PBS Horizon Arizona, and many local NBC, FOX and ABC news programs. April has many collectors both national and abroad. She resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Glen, her son, and a small group of rescue animals.

Read more about artist April Howland below.

To see April’s work make sure to visit and find Howland Studios on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Help save our wildlife, one life at a time.