Just one reason…

One of the many reasons I like this class is the range of abilities. We have highly skilled artists that attend each week, and we also have people that are attending for the first time, and have not drawn for years, or in some cases, at all! They will have very different evenings, but hopefully they will both gain something from the class. Mark was our model last week, and be was excellent as usual.

Best laid plans fail at first hurdle!

Last week I promised a vote on which room we should use. The smaller one with better lighting, or the one we normally use, where it is a bit dark. But as these things happen, so many people turned up, that moving into the smaller room was not an option.
So for now, I am going to have to see if there is some way we can improve the current situation. If anybody has any ideas please feel free to pass them on either in person, or any form of message.

Milla was our model last week, and was brilliant.
Below images from last week,

Your Vote Matters This Time!

We are currently having issues with the lighting at The Edge. Although the Spot Lights are great for lighting the model, the overhead lighting bulbs have failed. This makes it difficult to see the paper in some parts of the room. The light fittings are antiquated, and not easily replaceable.
The Edge are currently seeking funds for replacement fittings, but there is no fixed date.
We can either continue as we are, or move to a smaller room. This Wednesday I am going to ask the class to Vote on the option of moving to a smaller room, or remaining as we are! Your Vote Matters This Time!
Here are images from last week…

We Return!

Life Drawing returns this week!
It has only been a few weeks but it seems like ages.
So we start as usual at exactly 7:30PM.

We have no way of knowing how many will attend, but past experience suggests quite a few (perhaps it is the students returning). So recommend arriving early.
Look forward to seeing you.

TWICE the work….

Just to note we have two weeks left before we take a break. So a good idea to get drawings in before the holidays! Last week we were fortunate enough to have one of our most regular models Becca, working with us. This week we have a summer surprise lined up. Let’s just say it will be TWICE the work!

Photo’s from last weeks session…

This is Life!

We were really fortunate last week to have Anya as our model. Anya is noticeably pregnant (about eight months). I have never run a class with somebody pregnant before, but when Anya suggested the idea, I jumped at the chance, though if I am honest I was a bit nervous. I needn’t have been, she was a star. There was one incident, and although I suggested stopping the class, she insisted it was nothing and we continued as normal. And once more I was surprised by the class, nobody was in the least bit phased. I suppose I shouldn’t have been, it is a Life Drawing class, and this is Life!
One interesting snippet, talking afterwards, somebody said….
“I was drawing her bump, and a few minutes later I realised I had it wrong and redrew it, this happened several times, at first I thought is was because it was such an unusual shape, eventually I realised it was the baby moving!”


Light late into the evenings make it ideal for drawing, and as people start going on holiday there is also a better chance of getting your ideal spot without having to turn up half an hour early! Last week we had Alisha as a model, and though it was her first professional engagement, you would not know, as she was composed throughout. This week’s event is going to be slightly special!



We have been really fortunate with all our models. Some have worked with us for years, and some make a fleeting appearance before moving on. Today’s image is typical, Lauren is a regular, who is currently abroad, but will hopefully return one day! Every model is different and adds to the experience As we didn’t take photos last week, I am using one of mine!
See you tonight!

Into the Breach…

This coming Wednesday I am busy running an arts festival #manifestarts17. But as many of you know the class is attended by a number of excellent artists and facilitators, who have had occasion to step into the breach before. This week Dan Moloney is running the class. You will all know Dan he is probably the most regular of regulars. He recently exhibited Life Drawing works, a number created in our class, at Stretford Public Hall.