A Real Treat!

As people who have attended the class for a long long time will know, the number of attendees varies wildly, and on any given week we have absolutely no idea how many people will attend. Even our best guestimates can be way out, sometimes far less and sometimes far more. But there are certain trends, and one is that the number will be greater at the start of the year, dip to a low in middle of summer and pick up again towards the end of the year. So at start of year we can afford, on occasion, to book two models. Last week we had Zoe and Aaron, real life partners, and you could tell by the way they reacted to each other. It was a real treat!

This Wednesday, female and male model, hopefully!

Because the attendance has been so high recently, we have occasionally hosted two models. Which for reasons that are too complicated to explain here, can be far more than twice as difficult to arrange. So it turned out that the models last week (Lauren and Sarah), only met during the session, which was not ideal! But they have both worked with us many times before, and the session went brilliantly.

So as a rare treat we are going to repeat the exercise again. We have arranged a male and female model for this Wednesday, so hopefully that is who will turn up on the night, fingers crossed!

Twice as Good !

Last week the number of attendees was quite high, so we thought if we had similar numbers this week, we could afford to use two models.
As the space is circular it means we can arrange the models so everyone has a choice of front or back views much of the time. So it provides the opportunity to choose one model or another, or to draw both models together. Quite a challenge in 20 Minutes!
Below 1 min drawings of Lauren, one of this Wednesdays models.

1 Min Drawings

We all view and draw very differently.

We had a Japanese model last week,called Ai. People found her really long and very dark hair either really easy to draw or really difficult. Just goes to show how we all view and draw very differently.

One of the unfortunate things is I cannot often draw while running the class, so I missed the opportunity! Which was really hard as she was such an interesting model to draw. I am now going to have to wait until somebody else runs a class with Ai as the model!



Back to Normal!

Just after the New Year there is always an influx of new attendees. Mainly, we think, due to New Year’s resolutions, and people just wanting to try something new. Which is exactly as the world is supposed to be. But now it is March, the class has returned to normal numbers, which makes it easier to find a good seat!
Sophie was our model last week, and although most of our models keep still, Sophie never moved an inch!


Well last week was interesting! The good news was we booked two models, Adam and Hope, and they were brilliant. The not so good news was that more people than we were expecting turned up, probably a record number since we started.
So if you arrived late it was difficult to get a good view.
For the size of room we have more space than other Life Drawing classes, so it should be a simple matter of rearranging the room, and getting a few more drawing boards.
So that’s what we will do! Look forward to seeing you next week…




As many of you know we are also one of the organisers of The Manifest Arts Festival. It is one of, if not the main, visual arts festivals in the North West. We had a fantastic meeting with artists and venue reps last night!  It was to disseminate info on the festival, and also to announce the dates.

‘We are excited to announce the dates for this year’s Manifest Arts Festival are 12th to 21st July, save the Date it’s going to be special!’


Announcing the Manifest Arts Festival 2019!

Two Models!

We had planned for some time to have Adam, one of our regular and popular models working with us this week. But due to the number of attendees in recent weeks, we have decided to splash out and have two models on Wednesday. So Adam will be joined by Hope. They have worked together before and have always been exceptional. So looking forward to it!

Marissa was our model last week, and as always the results were brilliant….