Continuing as normal

Our Life drawing classes are continuing a normal, following advice provided by the Government and Public Health England.
Though keep an eye open information changes daily, if the schools close our classes will probably follow suit !
Obviously if you are feeling unwell it would be best if you stayed away, but other than that really looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening : )



I seem often to write about how blessed we are with our models, but I can honestly say I cannot recall a session where I have been disappointed with one of our Life Models performance, and am often really surprised when the models suggest a pose I would never, never ever, request them to do, such as Veronica’s hand stand, or the couple that kissed for twenty minutes. Last week we had Diana, who I have had the pleasure of drawing at other Life Drawing classes, and managed to persuade her to work with us. I often request models I really like drawing only to be frustrated during the class, as I don’t get to draw them!

A First !

Well Veronica and Ethan turned out to be even better than expected. Unbelievable Veronica suggested doing a handstand for the first 1min pose. And she managed to be perfectly perpendicular for the entire duration, the stress on the arms being immense. Ethan stood beside her to ensure safety. They did allow me to take a photograph (we rarely do and strictly have to have the models permission) which is prove, but unfortunately social media restrictions means we can’t show it!
It was another great evening, with many different poses, as you can see my the attached


Welcome Back !

This Wednesday we welcome back Veronica and Ethan, a couple who were brilliant the last time they were with us, really looking forward to working with them again !
And remember The Edge now has a licensed, ant they have free live music on afterwards !

Together …

We have worked with Adam for years now, and Katherine has been a popular model for the last year, but they had never worked together. Until Now ! Unless they are already a couple it is really hard to place models together. I know I have said it before, but I will say it again, it is not just twice as hard to partner models, it is several times harder. You can imagine the difficulties of replacing one model at short notice, imagine trying to replace two, prepared to work together!
But Katherine and Adam worked really well, they were a joy to draw!
After last weeks failure to take images, I went a bit overboard!


Just Chatting !

Last week I started talking to someone at the end of class, and when I went to take photos everyone had put their work away! So only a few images, a real shame as it was Samantha’s first time modelling and she was really impressed with the drawings of her, and was hoping I had captured some  Oh well I will book her again in future and not chat at end of class !
The Other model was Hannah, and they worked great together !


Swimmingly !

Well as predicted this week’s Life Drawing class went swimmingly. Not that it was too hard to predict with two highly experienced models on duty. There were lots of really interesting poses, and several of them of technically difficult I would never ask models to do them! Thanks to Adam and Oksana.

Our models from a variety of backgrounds (as do our attendees!) Oksana is among other things a Kinesiology practitioner, and gave a brief overview at the end of class, details can be found on her site
Example from this week’s class


Warmer !

Well now the Boiler has been fixed it I certainly warmer during the class. And The Edge has restated their Open Mike sessions after the class.

So you just have to wander down the stairs for Live Music afterwards !

Oksana and Chloe were our models last week, Oksana has worked with us before, but it was Chloe’s fist time with us.  and a many of you know I am probably more nervous than the model when it is the first time working with us., but Chloe had worked elsewhere and it showed, they were both excellent.



GOOD News !

GOOD News !

The Heating at The Edge is now working !

The boiler has been failing now for years, with various radiators failing or giving out practically no heat.
But after successful fund raising The Edge have now replaced the Boiler, and the room is now ideal.
So you no longer have to dress as though you are a polar explorer.
This week we had Rob and Hope as models, they have both modelled before, but never together, and they worked brilliantly.