New Challenges!

It was brilliant to start the New Year with familiar faces, and some new ones. This is the time of year for new challenges, and it was good to see several people were prepared to meet the challenge head on! Amina was our model last week, and like all our models she was wonderful!

Holidays! and present?

The Edge will be closing over the Christmas holidays
So the Last class of the year will be on 19th December
Starting again on Wednesday 9th Jan

In mean time if you are looking for an unusual Christmas present, you could buy someone a drawing class! They get this card which they can redeem anytime next year.
Costs the same as a class (so is also inflation proof!)

Life Drawing since the 1930s

There were quite a few regulars missing last week, as they were attending Manchester’s Animation Festival, which this year was a sell-out affair. Unknown too many outside of animation circles, Life Drawing has a rich tradition. Walt Disney has used Life Drawing since the 1930s, still runs regular classes, and employs a number Life Drawing instructors. But as it turns out some may have heard of their absence, as the class was remarkably full!


Seasons Change

Now that the clocks have gone back you can really notice the time change and the change of seasons. It still seems of that a few months ago it was still bright when we left the class. Now it is dark when we arrive! Luckily inside The Edge theatre space it is delightfully cosy.

Below are some of the works from last week’s class, look forward to seeing you next week!

Starting Again!

Well it has only been a few weeks, but it seems much longer.
But this Wednesday 5th Sept we are starting again!

The model and the room have been  booked, now it’s just up to you to turn up!


As the holidays are fast approaching, this week we plan to have Two models. So you can concentrate on one or make it twice as difficult! !

August Holidays…

Like most theatres The Edge closes in August. Luckily for us it is only for a few weeks towards the end of August. So make a note in your diary we are closed on the  22nd and 29th August. To emphasise the point, the last class of summer will be 15th August. Then we break till 5th September.

So get practising while you can! Last week, Becca was our model, she has worked with us for about four years, it is nice to have familiar faces!


Natural Pose!

Maggi-May was our model last week, Maggi-May is one of our regular models, and has worked with us for more than four years. This week she did a particular pose that I really liked. She stood with one foot slightly raised and it looked like she was dipping her toe in the sea. Often poses by their very nature look staged (they are!), but this pose looked completely natural.

Forgot my camera this week, so images are from my phone!


Last week was slightly unusual. Rosa our model for the evening had requested that we do not play music, so we could record the ambient sound. Rosa has plans to produce an exhibition, based on that session. We will provide details as the event develops. A few people commented on how strange it seemed drawing in silence. And it did to me to, which is slightly odd as I often attend Life Drawing sessions where there is no music. As with many things, and as mentioned last week, context is a vital ingredient.

Images from last week’s class..

Improve Week by Week..

It was another good night at Chorlton Alternative Arts. The model for the evening was Kelly, who had not worked with us before, but we need not have worried, she was professional from start to end, and produced some excellent poses.

There were a number of new faces, and as is often the case, they said it was far more difficult than they imagined.. . In many ways this is true, Life drawing can be one of the most challenging forms of drawing. But for most it is also the most enjoyable, and interesting. And one of the most enjoyable aspects of running the class is seeing people improve week by week.