Well this week’s class was the most surprising ever. Obviously more people had made New Year’s resolutions than we imagined, as we had the biggest attendance we have ever had. It was really nice to see so many new faces, but we were a bit unprepared, so not everybody got an ideal view.
We will be more prepared in future !
But we always recommend arriving early. It guarantees a good seat, and give plenty of time to sort out materials.
Lizzie who also attend the class on a regular basis was our model last week, and it was an excellent way to start the new decade.
Hoping everybody had a wonderful Christmas and you are looking forward to the New Year.
It is a time for reflection, hopefully consideration, and of course resolutions.
We start again in the brand new year 2020 on Wednesday 8th Jan . Hope to see some of you there !
For the last few years the class before the Xmas break has been really quiet. Obviously people have to concentrate on other things and there are lot of office events and the like (I should know I missed two!), But this year there were still significant numbers and we were pleased to see even in the last class of the year, there were new people!
Sophie our model was perfect for the evening, and it was a great end to the year 🙂
This Wednesday Manchester United are playing at home against Tottenham. The Kick off is at 7:30, which is the same time as our class. That means there will be a lot of traffic heading for the ground, and lots of it goes via Chorlton. So give yourself plenty of time to get to the venue. If you are late, we have never turned anybody away, but it will mean you won’t get a good seat!
Last week we had two models, Dan and Julia, we had not worked with them before, but they are a couple and had worked together before, and it showed. Once more we are blessed with our models!
There are times when we can anticipate a large number of attendees. For example the start of September, it is the beginning of term, and before the dark nights. But there are other times, like last week, when out of the blue, there are lots of people. It may be a one off, it may not be. But this week we have decided to have two models. This should mean even if there are a large number of people you will still get a decent view of one model, while the vast majority can choose either or both!
Amina was our model last week, she has now been working with u for over a year, and was the first model of last New Year!
Well it was almost Halloween so we had a soft Halloexit as opposed to a hard Hallowexit!
I had booked Gina before I realised it was Halloween week, and I have never worked with her before, so once more I was a bit worried. And I could not go to far out of anybodies comfort zone. How would she react to black diaphanous garments?
But once more I needn’t have worried, although she was new to our class, it was immediately obvious she had Life Modelled extensively. She could not have been better
So once more it was another really successful class!
Last week we were visited by some anthropology (the study if human behaviour) student’s studying for their MA. They filmed our class, mainly people drawing. Thinking of it reminded me that one of the markers of being human, and therefore of civilisation, is the production of art. And the earliest known forms are mark making/drawing.
It is the ideal time of year for Life Drawing. It is now dark in the evenings, and most people want to do something with their time, and what better way than improving an innate, and most ancient of skills.
Molly was our model last week, it was her first time working with us and she was fantastic.
Incidentally ‘The Edge’ has a brilliant Cafe, that serves alcohol, and has Live Music after the class, so you can make a real night of it!
Rachel approached me about modelling a while ago, and we agreed that this week would be ideal. Rachel is seven and a half months pregnant, so the timing was important. I admit I was a bit apprehensive, but I shouldn’t have been. Rachel was brilliant, the first short poses were particularly impressive (unfortunately all the images are from the second, more sedate half of the class.
We altered the room structure for the comfort of the model, so it meant some attendees had a more restricted view than we would have liked but the room returns to normal next week.
We are really looking forward to this evening’s session. It will be unusual as the model is pregnant.
So we are expecting to do longer poses, to suit the situation. I feel having the opportunity to draw anyone is a privilege, and no matter how often I do it, slightly special. But it anything being offered the opportunity to draw someone, while pregnant is more so again.