Warning !

Last Week we had our biggest attendance in quite some time. This week we have a Theatre Set in place (We are in a theatre after all!). This means there will be less seating than normal. So if you are thinking of attending, I would arrive early. And if you are thinking of attending for the first time I would give this week a miss and attend next week instead, when service will return to normal !

An excellent way to start the new decade !

Well this week’s class was the most surprising ever. Obviously more people had made New Year’s resolutions than we imagined, as we had the biggest attendance we have ever had. It was really nice to see so many new faces, but we were a bit unprepared, so not everybody got an ideal view.
We will be more prepared in future !
But we always recommend arriving early. It guarantees a good seat, and give plenty of time to sort out materials.
Lizzie who also attend the class on a regular basis was our model last week, and it was an excellent way to start the new decade.

We start again on 8th Jan !

Hoping everybody had a wonderful Christmas and you are looking forward to the New Year.
It is a time for reflection, hopefully consideration, and of course resolutions.
We start again in the brand new year 2020 on Wednesday 8th  Jan . Hope to see some of you there !

Winter
Veronica and Arron
During Summer
Amina

Great end to Year !

For the last few years the class before the Xmas break has been really quiet. Obviously people have to concentrate on other things and there are lot of office events and the like (I should know I missed two!), But this year there were still significant numbers and we were pleased to see even in the last class of the year, there were new people!

Sophie our model was perfect for the evening, and it was a great end to the year 🙂

 

Last Class of the Year !

Almost unbelievably it is the last class of the year this Wednesday!
As I said last week I am enjoying the classes more than ever.
One of the key reasons is the mix of regular attendees and new people.
And if you are new or newish, one of the min advantages of attending a class is the inspiration you get from others. Always be looking at others work, and noting what you like (or the opposite!)
That is also why I post lots of peoples drawing each week.
Hannah was our model last week, she stepped in with less than an hours warning!

The Christmas class is always a bit special.

John

More than ever !

Well this year has certainly gone fast for me !
I have been running the class for a number of years now and I honestly thought I would be enjoying running the class less as time progressed. But instead the opposite is true. Perhaps it is because the facilities at The Edge have improved, especially with the new lighting rig which means everybody has good light as well as lighting the model. Regardless,  I enjoy running the class more than ever.

Another good reason is I have worked with some amazing people, as an example last week’s model arrived wearing a long multi-coloured wig, Thanks Katherine !

Match Warning !

This Wednesday Manchester United are playing at home against Tottenham. The Kick off is at 7:30, which is the same time as our class. That means there will be a lot of traffic heading for the ground, and lots of it goes via Chorlton. So give yourself plenty of time to get to the venue. If you are late, we have never turned anybody away, but it will mean you won’t get a good seat!
Last week we had two models, Dan and Julia, we had not worked with them before, but they are a couple and had worked together before, and it showed. Once more we are blessed with our models!

 

Twice as Good ! ?

There are times when we can anticipate a large number of attendees. For example the start of September, it is the beginning of term, and before the dark nights. But there are other times, like last week, when out of the blue, there are lots of people. It may be a one off, it may not be. But this week we have decided to have two models. This should mean even if there are a large number of people you will still get a decent view of one model, while the vast majority can choose either or both!
Amina was our model last week, she has now been working with u for over a year, and was the first model of last New Year!

The Miracle of Life!

I don’t mind repeating myself! I believe it is a real privilege having the opportunity to draw anybody. And it is something I don’t take for granted. But occasionally it is really special, and that happened in our class recently. Rachel was prepared to model when she was eight months pregnant. And though I was a bit apprehensive, luckily Rachel wasn’t and the class was a massive success!
Last Tuesday Rachel gave birth to Rupert James Pearson. And of course we wish the entire family all the best!

Last Tuesday Rachel gave birth to Rupert James Pearson

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%