Cosy Venue

As the nights draw in (it will soon be time for the clocks to go back!), it is really nice to have a cosy venue where we can meet up for a few hours each week. And lots of people must feel the same, because the number of attendees has not dropped yet, last year there was a dip as winter approached. Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening!

Have you got Bluetooth?

As people that have attended our class know we play music during the session. I try and play stuff that is interesting but inoffensive (I often fail on both counts!). If anybody has any suggestions of what to play during the session, message me here or by email (j.p.lynch@ntlworld.com). Alternatively if you have a Bluetooth phone (or anything that plays music), we can always connect it to our speaker. You can create your own playlist for the session!
Look forward to hearing your suggestions!

The Stage is set…

Every so often ‘the stage is set for something different’. Almost literally, our Life Drawing class is set in the Theatre and on occasion there is a Theatre Set in place. It is handy to utilise it (without disturbing the set) if we can. It also means the lighting is different. Always good to try something new!

Just one reason…

One of the many reasons I like this class is the range of abilities. We have highly skilled artists that attend each week, and we also have people that are attending for the first time, and have not drawn for years, or in some cases, at all! They will have very different evenings, but hopefully they will both gain something from the class. Mark was our model last week, and be was excellent as usual.

Your Vote Matters This Time!

We are currently having issues with the lighting at The Edge. Although the Spot Lights are great for lighting the model, the overhead lighting bulbs have failed. This makes it difficult to see the paper in some parts of the room. The light fittings are antiquated, and not easily replaceable.
The Edge are currently seeking funds for replacement fittings, but there is no fixed date.
We can either continue as we are, or move to a smaller room. This Wednesday I am going to ask the class to Vote on the option of moving to a smaller room, or remaining as we are! Your Vote Matters This Time!
Here are images from last week…

We Return!

Life Drawing returns this week!
It has only been a few weeks but it seems like ages.
So we start as usual at exactly 7:30PM.

We have no way of knowing how many will attend, but past experience suggests quite a few (perhaps it is the students returning). So recommend arriving early.
Look forward to seeing you.

TWICE the work….

Just to note we have two weeks left before we take a break. So a good idea to get drawings in before the holidays! Last week we were fortunate enough to have one of our most regular models Becca, working with us. This week we have a summer surprise lined up. Let’s just say it will be TWICE the work!

Photo’s from last weeks session…

This is Life!

We were really fortunate last week to have Anya as our model. Anya is noticeably pregnant (about eight months). I have never run a class with somebody pregnant before, but when Anya suggested the idea, I jumped at the chance, though if I am honest I was a bit nervous. I needn’t have been, she was a star. There was one incident, and although I suggested stopping the class, she insisted it was nothing and we continued as normal. And once more I was surprised by the class, nobody was in the least bit phased. I suppose I shouldn’t have been, it is a Life Drawing class, and this is Life!
One interesting snippet, talking afterwards, somebody said….
“I was drawing her bump, and a few minutes later I realised I had it wrong and redrew it, this happened several times, at first I thought is was because it was such an unusual shape, eventually I realised it was the baby moving!”

Special!

Light late into the evenings make it ideal for drawing, and as people start going on holiday there is also a better chance of getting your ideal spot without having to turn up half an hour early! Last week we had Alisha as a model, and though it was her first professional engagement, you would not know, as she was composed throughout. This week’s event is going to be slightly special!