Cooling down

Last week was the coldest night of the year so far. Which thinking about is quite something, we have managed to get to November without really bothering about heating! But The Edges heating system is beginning to suffer from age, and although they are raising money for a replacement, it is a charity, and these thing take time. So for the near future make sure you wear a jumper for the class, or sit near the model, because we always ensure they are warm enough!

Harry was our model last week, and as I have stated many times we have been really fortunate with our models, they always give 100%

Hallowexit !

Well it was almost Halloween so we had a soft Halloexit as opposed to a hard Hallowexit!

I had booked Gina before I realised it was Halloween  week, and I have never worked with her before, so once more I was a bit worried. And I could not go to far out of anybodies comfort zone. How would she react to black diaphanous garments?

But once more I needn’t have worried, although she was new to our class, it was immediately obvious she had Life Modelled extensively. She could not have been better

So once more it was another really successful class!

 

Anthropology

Last week we were visited by some anthropology (the study if human behaviour) student’s studying for their MA. They filmed our class, mainly people drawing. Thinking of it reminded me that one of the markers of being human, and therefore of civilisation, is the production of art. And the earliest known forms are mark making/drawing.
It is the ideal time of year for Life Drawing. It is now dark in the evenings, and most people want to do something with their time, and what better way than improving an innate, and most ancient of skills.

Molly was our model last week, it was her first time working with us and she was fantastic.

Incidentally ‘The Edge’ has a brilliant Cafe, that serves alcohol, and has Live Music after the class, so you can make a real night of it!

Needlessly apprehensive !

Rachel approached me about modelling a while ago, and we agreed that this week would be ideal. Rachel is seven and a half months pregnant, so the timing was important. I admit I was a bit apprehensive, but I shouldn’t have been. Rachel was brilliant, the first short poses were particularly impressive (unfortunately all the images are from the second, more sedate half of the class.
We altered the room structure for the comfort of the model, so it meant some attendees had a more restricted view than we would have liked but the room returns to normal next week.

 

More than slightly special

We are really looking forward to this evening’s session. It will be unusual as the model is pregnant.
So we are expecting to do longer poses, to suit the situation. I feel having the opportunity to draw anyone is a privilege, and no matter how often I do it, slightly special. But it anything being offered the opportunity to draw someone, while pregnant is more so again.

A bit special

Last week was a bit special Two models who are regular, Adam and Kelly, arranged to pose together. We have seen them individually but never together. They also pre-prepared the poses which made it really interesting, as they were happy to put themselves in positions I would never ask a model to do. Some of their poses were incredibly strenuous. It made for a great evening!

 

Not to be Missed !

It has been a good week in many ways. ‘The Edge’  the venue we use WON the ‘Community Space Award’, a well deserved prize for all their efforts in the community.

Ossie was our model last week and as always she was excellent.

Next week we have a special treat. Adam and Kelly are scheduled to model together. We have seen them individually but never as a pair, it’s a week not to be missed!

Making a Difference

Many regulars will have noticed the change in our Venue over the years, for example the introduction of the Cafe, that genuinely helps people. The Edge has just been nominated in the ‘This is Manchester Awards’ Organisation making a difference in the community!
It is really nice to be located in a venue that is making a difference in the community!

 

 

Live Music

We continued with our couples theme last week, with Veronica and Ethan making an appearance. Veronica had worked with us before, but it was Ethan’s first time Life Modelling, but you really wouldn’t have known as he was composed throughout.

The Edge has now started having live music on after our session. So you can now not only get drinks at the interval, you can make an entire evening of it by popping down after the class and joining in the fun!

Another Plan !

We were blessed last week with our models Zoe and Aaron (I’ve just noticed their names couldn’t get much further apart in the Alphabet!). They are a couple and were happy to ‘kiss’ for 20min. I’ve never seen that done before, and it must be some kind of record !

We are planning to have two models again this week, as I mentioned it I far more difficult to arrange two models, but it has always worked so far, more due to the models diligence than mine!

As a reminder the ‘Dressing Room’ café now serves alcohol so you can have a relaxing drink before the class, or grab one at the break!