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

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!

Interesting!

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…

 

 

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….

Tra-La !

Tra-La, we have an announcement. Not long after we started the class the overhead bulbs began to falter. To compensate we used spotlights which was perfect for photography, the model is lit up beautifully, but unfortunately you could not see the paper to draw on! We used ambient lighting, and it suited some areas of the room, but left others with minimum light. Ok, but not ideal.
Now a new lighting system has been installed, scheduled to complete on Monday, and will be fully functioning for this week’s class.

The Edge is a charity and they have worked hard to secure the funding for the new lighting, so a round of applause to them!

Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

 

Bit of a SHOCK!

Well last night was one of the strangest in our history! Given that it had snowed overnight, the forecast was not good and the roads were reportedly chaotic. In addition it was without doubt the coldest night of the year. We were expecting a very sparse audience. In fact we enquired if there was a smaller room available, but there wasn’t. We set up the room for a small audience. Convenient, as the room was slightly disordered due to new lighting being installed.

We were delighted when anybody arrived. And people kept arriving, and arriving! We ended up with the largest class we have had in a long time. Go Figure?! We weren’t really prepared, so apologies if you could not get a good seat.

We were so rushed we didn’t even take photo’ of peoples work. So images of Sarah from a previous class!

Next week we return to better than normal!

 

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!