I still after all these years find amazing.

It is the world’s worse kept secret that Wednesday evenings Life Drawing class is the highlight of my week. The fact that everybody in the room is totally concentrating on drawing for the best part of 2 hours, I still after all these years find amazing.


Molly was our model last week, and she is joining the class next week because we have a male model (Adam), who she would like to draw!
Below some images

 

 

Life Drawing returns on 14th

The next available ‘Real’ Life Drawing class is on 14th October. From 7:30pm to 9:30pm arrive at least 15mins early.

Then every Wednesday evening until further notice.

In the past attendees just turned up on the night, now because of restrictions, people have to Pre Book. There is a Maximum of 20 attendees. As people have ‘Booked’ but not confirmed we are insisting on payment in advance, operating on a first come first served basis. If you have paid after the maximum has been reached, you are entitled to a full refund, or a priority booking for the following week.

The cost for this session is £10, in advance by Paypal, (Friends, not a service). To

J.p.lynch@ntlworld.com

Confirmation after Payment

The class is limited to 20 attendees (we used to have more than 50)

The Edge is confident Life Drawing is one of the safest activities in the current climate.

Life Drawing is one of the most civilised activities I know of, in all the years I have run a class, I have never encountered any difficulty, not even had to ask anybody to be quiet!

Obviously there are some changes.

We have to wear face masks.

Bring your own materials if you can.

We can provide paper and other drawing materials, but there is always the risk of cross contamination, from me to you.

We are not to gather in groups.

We need to respect everybody else’s personal space.

The model in particular, should have a minimum of 2 meters at all times.

But you can still talk to other class members, and it will still be as convivial as we can make it.

If you have any questions or concerns, or just want to check if a place is available just get in touch, by Email at     J.p.lynch@ntlworld.com

If you cannot make it on the night let me know asap, places are limited.

Take Care

Wednesdays Class

Our conventional are going really well! It is taking some getting used to, we all have to wear masks, and of course keep social distance. Which means it is harder to converse with people. But The Edge is helping as much as possible, for example before the class, someone takes orders for refreshments, so you can have a glass of wine, while helping a good cause!
Katherine was our model, and in these odd times she managed fantastically well   : )

A Return at Last

After a Trial Life Drawing Class we are planning to return to the ‘New’ weekly Life Drawing at our normal venue ‘The Edge’ in Chorlton. On a Wednesday evening, starting 30th Sep.

In the past attendees just turned up on the night, now because of restrictions, people will have to Pre Book. We want to make a mix of old and new attendees, so how we allocate places, may vary from week to week.

The cost for this session is £10, in advance by Paypal, (not a service).

The class is limited to 20 attendees (we used to have more than 50)

The Edge is confident Life Drawing is one of the safest activities in the current climate.

Life Drawing is one of the most civilised activities I know of, in all the years I have run a class, I have never encountered any difficulty, not even had to ask anybody to be quiet!

Obviously there are some changes.

Bring your own materials if you can.

We can provide paper and other drawing materials, but there is always the risk of cross contamination, from me to you.

We have to wear face masks.

We are not to gather in groups.

We need to respect everybody else’s personal space.

The model in particular, should have a minimum of 2 meters at all times.

But you can still talk to other class members, and it will still be as convivial as we can make it.

To indicate you would like to attend.
First respond to this Email to
J.p.lynch@ntlworld.com

If you have any questions or concerns, just get in touch, by Email

If you cannot make it on the night let me know asap, places are limited.

Take Care

Life Drawing Returns

It is difficult to describe the sensation of running  first conventional Life Drawing class since LockDown. I’m better at pictures than words. Masks and social distancing were the order of the day. And of course a restriction on number of attendees. But everyone felt safe and really enjoyed the class.

 

Life Drawing Returns

We are having a Trial Life Drawing Class on the 23rd of September (next week).
At our normal venue ‘The Edge’.

The Edge is confident that closely adhering to all government guidelines it has all measures place (Eg Hand Sanitiser’s), to welcome the public.

During a Life Drawing class it is rare for people to speak, let alone shout, so social interaction is kept to a minimum. It is hard to think of a group activity more suitable, for supplying a safe environment at this moment in time.

We are limiting the class to 15 attendees.
(Pre Covid we accommodated over 40)

There is obviously social distancing, and all attendees will be required to wear masks.

There is a strict rule of no group consists of more than six people.

During the class this is not a problem. Even during the break most people talk to only one or you people, but sometimes people do congregate in groups. Can you ensure any grouping is very limited, definitely less than six.

All attendees will be required to supply an Email address, so we can notify attendees, if there is a case of Covid.

The cost for this session is £8.

It is a trial so all feedback on how we can make attendees welcome, and secure, is welcome.

If you would like so attend please Email me at

J.P.Lynch@Ntlworld.com

Places not guaranteed until confirmed.

Take Care

John

Katherine. Email Katherine.b@hotmail.co.uk

An interesting class this Wednesday!

Online Life Drawing Live !

Wednesday 16thth Sep from 7pm

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZUavFIJGQ4a7ZXW73LPQQA

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

We are really pleased to announce that ‘What If We Fly’ (Maria) will be re-joining us from The Isle of Man. We have been thinking a lot about the differences between online and conventional classes and the difference between drawing from a photograph, and drawing from an online model. In response we are designing the session around meditation so as an experiment you will see the model breathing.

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoom bombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and PayPal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible £5.40 before Monday and £6 afterwards.

Can we request attendees have their video on.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick poses, to enable the attendees and the audience to acclimatise. There will be a break about half way through, then our longest poses 20mins.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am

Online Life Drawing Returns!

Online Life Drawing Live !

Wednesday 9thth Sep from 7pm

Our muse for the evening Mirjam @mitgoldrand  is a self-declared lover of all things outdoors, homemade, queer and feminist. When she’s not dropping her kit for artists both online and in real life, she can be found hillwalking in the Scottish Highlands, trying to keep her houseplants alive or rambling on about womxn in cinema and film. Check out her Instagram @mitgoldrand for more information and to get in touch.

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fkZriXAyTuiklob9YGhFfw

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoom bombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and PayPal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible, £4.40 before Monday 7th lunchtime and £5.40 afterwards.

Can we request attendees have their video on.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick poses, to enable the attendees and the audience to acclimatise. There will be a break about half way through, then our longest poses 20mins.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am

Image by @maxime.ragni

Mailing List

We will return to the new normal someday.

In the meantime we are in an interim period. I am predicting we may return to conventional Like Drawing classes sometime, but until things change it cannot be a ‘Drop In’ class. People will have to book in advance. And there will be limited places.

Although nothing will happen in the near future in preparation I am intending to create a Mailing List to announce Conventional Life Drawings classes.

If you would like to be added to the Mailing List you can post your Email Address on this page or Email me your Email address at info@johnjameslynch.com.

This Email list is separate the Online Life which many of you are included in.

At the moment there is no predicted date for Conventional Life Drawing classes to begin.

This Wednesday Online Life Drawing Live !

Wednesday 12th from 7pm

This week we are really pleased that Marissa has agreed to model for us this week. She is Manchester based, a neighbour a good friend and the first person I drew in Manchester more years ago than either of us would like to remember! We are particularly fortunate as she is a journalist and always covers Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival, which of cause has been cancelled, Edinburgh’s loss is our gain!

Register in advance for this select the following link.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ny9eofyCS8ePR-sseEbr2A

On occasion the link has to be copied and entered as a URL (on the top line of your Web Browser)

Insisting on registration and payment, provides a level of security for the model and against Zoom bombing and other intrusions.

We pay the model, zoom and PayPal charges, but keep the cost as low as feasible, £4.40 before Monday lunchtime and £5.40 afterwards.

Can we request attendees have their video on (if possible) for the first 15mins at least.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining Online Life Drawing Live.

You can Login anytime from 07:00 PM, and advise doing so before drawing begins 7:30. That way we can sort out any issues without interrupting the class.

The class starts with some very quick poses, to enable the attendees and the audience to acclimatise. There will be a break about half way through, then our longest poses 20mins.

All times are UK, adjust to local, eg San Francisco it starts at 11am

Image from Marissa’s last online class, by Dan aka Limnast.

Dan