Always welcome !

Wow it was cold outside winter is really beginning to hit! And of course I’m a Celebrity has started, so the number of attendees dropped this week! A shame as they missed Lauren, one of the most athletic of our models. She has been one of our models for a number of years now, but she spends the summers in Spain and some of this year in Berlin, so we have missed her for the last six months, but she is always welcome on her return. Attached are images from last weeks session.

Life Drawing since the 1930s

There were quite a few regulars missing last week, as they were attending Manchester’s Animation Festival, which this year was a sell-out affair. Unknown too many outside of animation circles, Life Drawing has a rich tradition. Walt Disney has used Life Drawing since the 1930s, still runs regular classes, and employs a number Life Drawing instructors. But as it turns out some may have heard of their absence, as the class was remarkably full!


Seasons Change

Now that the clocks have gone back you can really notice the time change and the change of seasons. It still seems of that a few months ago it was still bright when we left the class. Now it is dark when we arrive! Luckily inside The Edge theatre space it is delightfully cosy.

Below are some of the works from last week’s class, look forward to seeing you next week!

Back to normal!

Well, last week’s class fell on Halloween so we had to do something special! We choose Hazel as our model, as we know she loves costumes. So she came fully equipped with various headdresses, veils and paraphernalia. To a soundtrack of horror classics (forgot Michael Jacksons Thriller!) It was a great evening!

This week we are back to normal!

Halloween Theme!

I hope I never get tired of saying how good our models are. Adam was our model last week, and like all our models he was brilliant.

As regulars are aware we are predominantly a Life Drawing class, we differ slightly from traditional drawing classes, in the sense our poses are relatively short, normally no longer than 20 mins.

But we also occasionally have a theme, and this week the class falls on Halloween. So expect a Halloween theme for the light hearted !!

From Last week’s class

So it all went swimmingly!

Well last week was slightly more frantic than normal. I was later than usual, which wasn’t a good start, then there were small issues with heating and other minor hiccups. But luckily we had one of our most experienced models, Maggi-May, so it all went swimmingly.!

There were a few newcomers, as there often are. Hope you enjoyed it!

Time of Year?

This has to be the best time of year for deciding to do something new. Certainly we see people turning up for Life Drawing that have either never done it before, or have not drawn since school, many years earlier.  You would expect it to happen in spring, but instead it happens in Autumn!

Who would have thought?

As mentioned in a previous post, for students it is the start of their year. So several students attend at this time. When I first started running Life Drawing, I expected that students would be Art Students, but bizarrely, or at least bizarrely to me, they are from lots of different courses, medical students ae frequent. Who would have thought?

Examples from last week’s class

Hope to see you this evening!

It is now well and truly autumn. It is starting to get dark when we arrive at the class, and it only seems like last week (I exaggerate for effect!) when it was light when we left. Sarah was our model, who has returned to Manchester after a long and eventful summer. I am late putting this out, hope to see you this evening!