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Life drawing ¦ In all weathers
Wed 26 April 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
We all know that in Edinburgh, one dresses for all potential weathers all at once. We get wind, rain, sun and sometimes snow - usually all in the space of a few minutes. We've all been so suddenly soaked to the skin we might as well have been naked... so...yep... that's the inspiration for this theme! Between now (March 29th at the time of writing, 0.53am) and April 26th, I'm sure I'll find an inside-out umbrella shoved in a bin by a disgruntled tourist. I'll dig out my dusty right-way-round brolly, and get a fan going, and some strong directional lighting, and between all these things we shall have an accurate representation of your average Edinburgh day (minus the rain of course... bit tricky to stage that one...). Our model, Jenny, is a member of the theatre troupe Ludens Ensemble, and I am sure will treat us to a veritable whirlwind of wonderful weather-inspired poses. I for one can't wait!
Join us at our weekly life drawing sessions at Summerhall's Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Wednesdays 7-9pm (doors 6.45). It's drop-in, £6 on the door, or you can pre book via Eventbrite for a guaranteed seat. There's no tutoring per se but we welcome all ages and stages, and I (Topaz) will be on hand to give help to those who want it. We'll provide the models and drawing boards, and there's materials to buy and to borrow, though you're welcome to bring your favoured paraphernalia. There'll be good tunes during the drawing and good chat during the breaks and you're welcome to pop to the bar anytime and even bring your bevvy through (brownie points for bringing a keep cup!). Each week we'll have our wonderful models in a lightly themed set-up: nude enough to engage simply with the figure, yet quirky enough to explore the themed approach if inspiration strikes: check out the full schedule here.
We also run life drawing/performance art/workshop sessions once a month. Sometimes more, sometimes less experimental, always something new, different, surprising. Materials are included in the ticket price for these sessions, and I provide a bar for additional tipples, and some nibbles to soak it all up.
Looking forward to welcoming you at some nude situation soon,
Image: Amy Borrell illustration