I will miss Life Drawing in the coming weeks

The NHS needs protecting so I am not complaining about Lockdown.

But The NHS needs protecting so I am not complaining about Lockdown.

But I will miss Life Drawing in the coming weeks. For me Life Drawing is an almost Zen or spiritual occasion. I write often about the silence in the room (except the music), with nobody speaking throughout the poses. It is one of the reasons The Edge was confident Life Drawing would be the safest way to open from the last lockdown.

We have been incredibly lucky with our choice on venue, the Edge takes all precautions to ensure a safe environment, and there support and advice has been invaluable.

Sophie was our model for the final class before Lockdown, and she was the perfect model for the occasion!

Some images attached more on our website
http://www.chorltonalternativearts.com

For me Life Drawing is an almost Zen or spiritual occasion. I write often about the silence in the room (except the music), with nobody speaking throughout the poses. It is one of the reasons The Edge was confident Life Drawing would be the safest way to open from the last lockdown.

We have been incredibly lucky with our choice on venue, the Edge takes all precautions to ensure a safe environment, and there support and advice has been invaluable.

Sophie was our model for the final class before Lockdown, and she was the perfect model for the occasion!

Some images attached more on our website
http://www.chorltonalternativearts.com

Still a few places

The next available ‘Real’ Life Drawing class is on 4th November. From 7:30pm to 9:30pm arrive at least 15mins early. Due to unforeseen costs the price has increased by a £1.

Then every Wednesday evening until further notice.

In the past attendees just turned up on the night, now because of restrictions, people have to Pre Book. There is a Maximum of 20 attendees. As people have ‘Booked’ but not confirmed we are insisting on payment in advance, operating on a first come first served basis. If you have paid after the maximum has been reached, you are entitled to a full refund, or a priority booking for the following week. If you cannot attend you will be given a full refund if you provide 24hours notice.

The cost for this session is £11, in advance by Paypal, (Friends, not a service). To

J.p.lynch@ntlworld.com

Ensure you state the date of the class you wish to attend.

The class is limited to 20 attendees approx. (we used to have more than 50)

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

Life Drawing is one of the most civilised activities I know of, in all the years I have run a class, I have never encountered any difficulty, not even had to ask anybody to be quiet!

Obviously there are some changes.

We have to wear face masks.

Bring your own materials if you can.

We can provide paper and other drawing materials, but there is always the risk of cross contamination, from me to you.

We are not to gather in groups.

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 have any questions or concerns, or just want to check if a place is available just get in touch, by Email at     J.p.lynch@ntlworld.com

If you cannot make it on the night let me know asap, places are limited. A full refund with 24hours notice.

Take Care




Graced by Kelly

On Wednesday we had another Life Drawing class. With social distancing a priority, it is amazing how quickly you can get used to wearing a mask!

We were graced with Kelly as the model, it was her first day modelling since March, and she managed wonderfully well.

Great class with Adam

Despite me calling our wonderful model Adam, Andy for half the night the class ran wonderfully well. Embarrassing as I have known Adam for many years, and he is one of my favourite Male models! We still expect to run the class next week, though the café will not be open, due to obvious restrictions. The class is already close to capacity, so unless you have already booked there is little chance of attending 😦

I still after all these years find amazing.

It is the world’s worse kept secret that Wednesday evenings Life Drawing class is the highlight of my week. The fact that everybody in the room is totally concentrating on drawing for the best part of 2 hours, I still after all these years find amazing.


Molly was our model last week, and she is joining the class next week because we have a male model (Adam), who she would like to draw!
Below some images

 

 

Life Drawing returns on 14th

The next available ‘Real’ Life Drawing class is on 14th October. From 7:30pm to 9:30pm arrive at least 15mins early.

Then every Wednesday evening until further notice.

In the past attendees just turned up on the night, now because of restrictions, people have to Pre Book. There is a Maximum of 20 attendees. As people have ‘Booked’ but not confirmed we are insisting on payment in advance, operating on a first come first served basis. If you have paid after the maximum has been reached, you are entitled to a full refund, or a priority booking for the following week.

The cost for this session is £10, in advance by Paypal, (Friends, not a service). To

J.p.lynch@ntlworld.com

Confirmation after Payment

The class is limited to 20 attendees (we used to have more than 50)

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

Life Drawing is one of the most civilised activities I know of, in all the years I have run a class, I have never encountered any difficulty, not even had to ask anybody to be quiet!

Obviously there are some changes.

We have to wear face masks.

Bring your own materials if you can.

We can provide paper and other drawing materials, but there is always the risk of cross contamination, from me to you.

We are not to gather in groups.

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 have any questions or concerns, or just want to check if a place is available just get in touch, by Email at     J.p.lynch@ntlworld.com

If you cannot make it on the night let me know asap, places are limited.

Take Care

Wednesdays Class

Our conventional are going really well! It is taking some getting used to, we all have to wear masks, and of course keep social distance. Which means it is harder to converse with people. But The Edge is helping as much as possible, for example before the class, someone takes orders for refreshments, so you can have a glass of wine, while helping a good cause!
Katherine was our model, and in these odd times she managed fantastically well   : )

A Return at Last

After a Trial Life Drawing Class we are planning to return to the ‘New’ weekly Life Drawing at our normal venue ‘The Edge’ in Chorlton. On a Wednesday evening, starting 30th Sep.

In the past attendees just turned up on the night, now because of restrictions, people will have to Pre Book. We want to make a mix of old and new attendees, so how we allocate places, may vary from week to week.

The cost for this session is £10, in advance by Paypal, (not a service).

The class is limited to 20 attendees (we used to have more than 50)

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

Life Drawing is one of the most civilised activities I know of, in all the years I have run a class, I have never encountered any difficulty, not even had to ask anybody to be quiet!

Obviously there are some changes.

Bring your own materials if you can.

We can provide paper and other drawing materials, but there is always the risk of cross contamination, from me to you.

We have to wear face masks.

We are not to gather in groups.

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.

To indicate you would like to attend.
First respond to this Email to
J.p.lynch@ntlworld.com

If you have any questions or concerns, just get in touch, by Email

If you cannot make it on the night let me know asap, places are limited.

Take Care

Life Drawing Returns

It is difficult to describe the sensation of running  first conventional Life Drawing class since LockDown. I’m better at pictures than words. Masks and social distancing were the order of the day. And of course a restriction on number of attendees. But everyone felt safe and really enjoyed the class.

 

Life Drawing Returns

We are having a Trial Life Drawing Class on the 23rd of September (next week).
At our normal venue ‘The Edge’.

The Edge is confident that closely adhering to all government guidelines it has all measures place (Eg Hand Sanitiser’s), to welcome the public.

During a Life Drawing class it is rare for people to speak, let alone shout, so social interaction is kept to a minimum. It is hard to think of a group activity more suitable, for supplying a safe environment at this moment in time.

We are limiting the class to 15 attendees.
(Pre Covid we accommodated over 40)

There is obviously social distancing, and all attendees will be required to wear masks.

There is a strict rule of no group consists of more than six people.

During the class this is not a problem. Even during the break most people talk to only one or you people, but sometimes people do congregate in groups. Can you ensure any grouping is very limited, definitely less than six.

All attendees will be required to supply an Email address, so we can notify attendees, if there is a case of Covid.

The cost for this session is £8.

It is a trial so all feedback on how we can make attendees welcome, and secure, is welcome.

If you would like so attend please Email me at

J.P.Lynch@Ntlworld.com

Places not guaranteed until confirmed.

Take Care

John

Katherine. Email Katherine.b@hotmail.co.uk