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

We all view and draw very differently.

We had a Japanese model last week,called Ai. People found her really long and very dark hair either really easy to draw or really difficult. Just goes to show how we all view and draw very differently.

One of the unfortunate things is I cannot often draw while running the class, so I missed the opportunity! Which was really hard as she was such an interesting model to draw. I am now going to have to wait until somebody else runs a class with Ai as the model!



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!


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….

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!


Another Life Drawing class!

I am really pleased to let you know that one of our regular models, Maggie-May, is running her own Life Drawing classes as part of the Leonardo exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery. I imagine this will be in high demand, so booking certainly essential.


Really looking forward!

We had a good turn out this week, and we have also had some good news. One of the issues we have had for some time now is lighting. The overhead lighting had gradually become worse as bulbs have given up the ghost, and apparently replacing the bulbs has been impossible. We have made the best use of their spotlights and other ambient lighting, but it can still be difficult to see the paper very well in certain spots within the room. But The Edge have now found funds to replace the entire lighting unit! So in the next few weeks we expect the drawing situation to be totally transformed! Really looking forward to it!

Mark was our model this week, and as always he was brilliant…