Hello folks! Well isn’t this just the hottest summer since our erroneous childhood memories. We hope everyone’s being sensible with the sunscreen.
We’ve also got news of an opportunity for artists! The next PS Mirabel exhibition is on the theme of the artificial, unnatural or synthetic. ARTIFICE opens on 10th August (with a private view in September, date TBC), and its curator Aziza Mills is looking for work in any medium (2 or 3 dimensions, video, performance, sound, etc.) that examines artificiality – whether through its materials/processes, or in its subject matter more broadly.
“THOU SHALT CREATE ARTIFICIAL ART” (Gilbert and George)
If you’re interested in showing work, please email email@example.com by Wednesday 24th July with images, ideas etc. More info on Mirabel studios and PS Mirabel can be found on their website.
And as ever, here’s a selection of your pictures from the last two classes – enjoy!
We had a bit of a nose round the MMU School of Art Degree Show on Friday 14th June. Featuring the work of final year students across a wide range of media including textiles, film, photography, ceramics, graphic design and painting, the show was held at the All Saints Campus on Oxford Road from 15th – 19th June, and gave us a great opportunity to visit the impressive brand new Art School building. And of course we had to stop by the Saluation for the obligatory after-show pint! Here are a few photos from the show and the exhibits, hope you enjoy them.
Hello folks! We’ve had an art-packed few weeks, with visits to the excellent Project Android exhibition at 4a Piccadilly Place and the MMU Degree Show among other events. What’s more, if anyone’s at a loose end this weekend, our friends the Chorlton Bazaar are setting up shop at the South West Manchester Cricket Club on Saturday and Sunday (22nd & 23rd June) – expect a whole range of vintage and craft stalls, as well as a selection of food stalls, cocktails, beer and DJs! The Cricket Club is at the end of Ellesmere Road in Chorlton – walk past Oddest then take the second road on the left.
We’re back with another art class next Wednesday 26th June, same time, same place. And as ever, here’s a selection of your pictures from the last two art classes – enjoy!
Night Sessions is Manchester’s only 3 hour life drawing session run by creative professionals for creative professionals.
Join us for an evening of drawing, painting and socialising at photographer’s studio and whisky lounge #22 Redbank. The third session will focus on colour and skin tone, making use of unusual lighting effects. We’ll set long poses, giving you the chance to do more detailed work if you wish.
This is a great opportunity to experiment with colour too – feel free to bring paint and canvas or any other materials (if using oil paint, please bring odourless solvent).
There are some easels/boards available – let me know if you need these or are bringing your own.
Places are limited and it’s essential that you book in advance –contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
Sunshine, hailstones, thunderclouds, more sunshine… I give up. All journeys outside will now be accompanied by suncream, umbrella, picnic blanket and wellies.
We hope you enjoyed the second (final?) performance of Drawn Together, Drawn Apart, which took place at the Edge on Monday 20th May as part of a Chorlton Arts Festival double bill alongside Visions of Grandeur. Some photos of the event can be found here! The project explores the relationship between two very different but in some ways analogous art forms, and the themes of memory, time and movement. We hope to be able to continue this project in future, so watch this space for details.
In the meantime, hope to see everyone at next Wednesday’s class, and as ever, here is a selection of your pictures from the last session. Hope everyone enjoys the bank holiday weekend! There’s a promising forecast of sunny thunder-hail dust storms, hurrah.
Hi folks! A big thanks to everyone who made it to our class on 1st May, and special thanks to those of you who volunteered to lend a hand over the summer. Tonight’s class will be the last one with Joe at the helm for a while but we plan to continue throughout summer, with maybe a short break for holidays – all updates will be posted on here so keep checking in for the latest information.
Hello again everyone! We have an important announcement to make this time round, so read on…
Joe is leaving us for a few months to study contemporary classical art in France! Which means that we’ll be short-staffed from mid-May until mid-August. We could really do with another pair of hands to help with some of the organising of art class while he’s away. It’s not a big commitment, just a little time each fortnight to help with booking models, replenishing materials and setting up and running the class on the day. If anyone would like to help out, please get in touch with Chris at email@example.com.
And now, let’s have a look at your awesome pictures in the gallery!…
Hi folks! There’s a very special live drawing/dance event featuring some of the Chorlton Art Class artists taking place on Saturday 20th April from 7.30pm at the Contact Theatre, Manchester as part of the Turn Festival:
Tickets for the event are £8 (£5 concessions), or £10/£6 for a two-day pass for the festival.
Booking is via 0161 274 0600 or online at http://www.contactmcr.com/turn. Please quote “Drawn Together Drawn Apart” when booking your ticket, as we may be awarded with some extra funding if we sell the most tickets!
Hi everyone! Sorry for the radio silence over the last few weeks – we’ve been busy as little bees organising a special drawing/dance collaboration event, which you may have seen details of elsewhere on the site. More announcements will follow soon including the date of the event, which is due to take place in April. We hope you’ll be able to join us!
We’re back next week for more sketching at the usual time and place; in the meantime here’s a double helping of your pictures to make up for not posting them last time…