8th June with Maggie May!

We are running Life Drawing classes every Wednesday evening At The Edge, Chorlton.

Next on the 8th June with Maggie May!

To book a place

PayPal £10 to
J.p.lynch@ntlworld.com

Students £7

(to Friend not a Service!)

Because we need to restrict numbers we only accept people that have paid in advance.
If you don’t use PayPal message me at J.p.lynch@ntlworld.com and we can make alternative arrangement.

(On facebook, ChorltonAlternativeArtClass)

Mention the date you my wish to attend.

Starts at 7:30 arrive approx 15mins before.

We are pleased to let you know The Edge has now reopened after renovation! So the Cafe will be open.

The Edge is confident Life Drawing is one of the safest activities in the current climate.

Obviously there are some changes.

Bring your own materials if you can.
We can provide paper and other drawing materials.

We need to respect everybody else’s personal space.

The model in particular, should have a minimum of 2 meters at all times.

But you can still talk to other class members, and it will still be as convivial as we can make it.

If you cannot attend we need at least 24hours notice.

If you have any questions or concerns, just get in touch, by Email to J.p.lynch@ntlworld.com

Images from last week

An interesting class this Wednesday!

Online Life Drawing Live !

Wednesday 16thth Sep from 7pm

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZUavFIJGQ4a7ZXW73LPQQA

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

We are really pleased to announce that ‘What If We Fly’ (Maria) will be re-joining us from The Isle of Man. We have been thinking a lot about the differences between online and conventional classes and the difference between drawing from a photograph, and drawing from an online model. In response we are designing the session around meditation so as an experiment you will see the model breathing.

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoom bombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and PayPal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible £5.40 before Monday and £6 afterwards.

Can we request attendees have their video on.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick poses, to enable the attendees and the audience to acclimatise. There will be a break about half way through, then our longest poses 20mins.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am

Online Life Drawing Returns!

Online Life Drawing Live !

Wednesday 9thth Sep from 7pm

Our muse for the evening Mirjam @mitgoldrand  is a self-declared lover of all things outdoors, homemade, queer and feminist. When she’s not dropping her kit for artists both online and in real life, she can be found hillwalking in the Scottish Highlands, trying to keep her houseplants alive or rambling on about womxn in cinema and film. Check out her Instagram @mitgoldrand for more information and to get in touch.

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fkZriXAyTuiklob9YGhFfw

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoom bombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and PayPal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible, £4.40 before Monday 7th lunchtime and £5.40 afterwards.

Can we request attendees have their video on.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick poses, to enable the attendees and the audience to acclimatise. There will be a break about half way through, then our longest poses 20mins.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am

Image by @maxime.ragni

This Wednesday Online Life Drawing Live !

Wednesday 12th from 7pm

This week we are really pleased that Marissa has agreed to model for us this week. She is Manchester based, a neighbour a good friend and the first person I drew in Manchester more years ago than either of us would like to remember! We are particularly fortunate as she is a journalist and always covers Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival, which of cause has been cancelled, Edinburgh’s loss is our gain!

Register in advance for this select the following link.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ny9eofyCS8ePR-sseEbr2A

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoom bombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and PayPal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible, £4.40 before Monday lunchtime and £5.40 afterwards.

Can we request attendees have their video on (if possible) for the first 15mins at least.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick poses, to enable the attendees and the audience to acclimatise. There will be a break about half way through, then our longest poses 20mins.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am

Image from Marissa’s last online class, by Dan aka Limnast.

Dan

Online Life Drawing Live ! Wednesday 5th

Online Life Drawing Live !

Wednesday 5th from 7pm

This week we are privileged to have the ‘IncrediblyaverageJoe’ modelling for us (look him up on Instagram). Far from being average he has a wealth of talent, including ‘Remedial Massage Therapist (qualified)’, ‘Aerialist’, ‘Stilt Walker’, but most excitingly for me he is a Dancer, and very good one. We are in very good hands! He will respond to his current environment, and Joe to dictate this week’s poses. It may be our most interesting yet!

Register in advance for this select the following link.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lReED2BfRRmUgbcP4aIrNA

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoom bombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and PayPal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible, £4.40 before Monday lunchtime and £5.40 afterwards.

Can we request attendees have their video on (if possible) for the first 15mins at least.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick poses, to enable the attendees and the audience to acclimatise. There will be a break about half way through, then our longest poses 20mins.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am

IncrediblyAverageJoe

The Models Make the Class

It was another fantastic evening.

I have always said it is the models that make the event & I was really worried when we started running Online Classes, that we would often be using models we had never physically met. But the models we have used like Liat Adler last night have been really professional.

It looks easy on the night (we hope!) but that is because of the work behind the scenes, so we are eternally grateful.

 

Online Life Drawing Live with ‘Amina’

 

Wednesday 29th from 7pm

Really pleased to announce that Amina has agreed to return for our Online Class. Amina, like many others, made her modelling debut in our conventional class and has since become one of the most professional in the field.  She was one of the first we called on when we decided to go Online as we knew how well she would manage the new environment. So we are really pleased to welcome the return of our good friend Amina, she is bound to produce some interesting poses!

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4PX0uBwCTra_zHVhzeY8ZQ

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoom bombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and PayPal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible, £4.40 before Monday lunchtime and £5.40 afterwards.

Can we request attendees have their video on (if possible) for the first 15mins at least.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick poses, to enable the attendees and the audience to acclimatise. There will be a break about half way through, then our longest poses 20mins. The class will finish at 9:30 and some poses will be developed ad-hoc.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am

PS. We have noted, if you register once the event starts, you may have difficulty accessing the event, if this is the case, contact us for a refund.

Looking for a Model

We have run conventional Life Drawing classes for nearly a decade.
Due to Covid we are now running Online classes,

Our class’s average thirty attendees, all dedicated to their practice, they are none judgemental, and one of the friendliest you could imagine.

One of the things we are hoping to do is to represent a broader range of diverse bodies, in particular with regards to gender appearance, as so far most of our models were normatively presenting.

I am looking for a Life Model who identifies as gender non-conforming, queer or non-binary.

 

You can be from anywhere in the world.

Technically they would also have to have a decent phone and or Laptop.

Message
J.P.lynch@ntlworld.com

Online Life Drawing Live with ‘What if we Fly’ !

Online Life Drawing Live with What if we Fly !

Wednesday 22nd from 7pm

Really pleased to host ‘What if we Fly’ for the second time from the Isle of Man. She is a fantastic model and the one I have drawn most in recent times. She has delivered free mini classes throughout lockdown on her FB page and has fun creating themed pose photos and walking her dogs in the many glens around the Isle.

Register in advance for this select the following link.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8KPdH0XHRD2PA7mFXV1yPQ

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoombombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and Paypal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible, £4.40 before Monday lunchtime and £5 afterwards.

Can we request attendees have their video on (if possible) for the first 15mins at least.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick poses, to enable the attendees and the audience to acclimatise. There will be a break about half way through, then our longest poses 20mins. The class will finish at 9:30 and some poses will be developed ad-hoc.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am

Life Drawing Live!

Online Drawing Class with Spin Spin Sophie!  Wednesday 15th July

This promises to be special, and to accommodate Sophie’s skills we are extending the class from 2hours, to two and a half hours. Starting off with a series of fast energetic poses (gesture drawings), before finishing with more sedate poses. This will really test your creativity!

Spin Spin Sophie is a training contortionist and performance artist from Edinburgh.

Sophie says: “As an artist who’s sole form of expression is movement, I was thrilled to discover the world of life modelling less than a year ago and have not looked back since. I love to challenge myself and the artist in creating twisted, bent, distorted shapes – prepare for some fast and interesting poses!”

Sophie will be heading to Portugal in September to begin her professional circus training at INAC Circus School (@inac.circusschool). You can follow her training on her Instagram profile: @spinspinsophie.

Advise watching a YouTube video on Gesture Drawings, in advance!

Register in advance for this select the following link

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_odrsj65kR3aGgDeQhCehpw

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoombombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and Paypal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible, £5 before Monday lunchtime and £6 afterwards.

Can we request attendees have their video on (if possible) for the first 15mins at least.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick energetic poses, as Sophie gets into her stride to. There will be a break about a third of the way though, followed by poses of 10 and 15mins. The final third will contain our longest pose, 20mins. The class will finish at 10pm.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am