Neon Naked is an immersive UV life drawing experience creating a colourful twist on a traditional idea. It has developed over 5 years, with hundreds of classes completed, and is now happening continuously every week in multiple locations in London.
This workshop explores creative drawing, moving away from the perfectionist traditional teachings of life drawing. By trying out a number of different image-making techniques from continuous line to pointillism the artists are encouraged to think outside the box and create more unusual imagery.
So far Neon Naked has been a part of a number of great events at The V&A, Youtube Space, Great Art, Samsung KX, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Brit School, Craven College, Time Outs Nescafe 'Get Curious', Cass Art, Port Eliot Festival, Old Oak Collective, The Stephen Lawrence Trust, Royal British Society of Sculptors, BSMT Gallery, Gunnersbury House, Tate Modern, Wandsworth Fringe Festival, Central Saint Martins University and many more.
BRINGING THE RAVE TO THE ARTIST STUDIO, THIS LIFE DRAWING CLASS CHANNELS A FULL MOON PARTY THROUGH ITS PAINTBRUSHES. MODELS POSE IN A PITCH BLACK ROOM, BUT BLACK LIGHTS REVEAL THEY ARE CLAD IN NEON PAINT. FOR ACCOMPLISHED DRAUGHTSMEN, THIS IS ONE FOR PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF YOUR DRAWING SKILLS – BUT FOR COLOUR FANATICS THIS CAN ALSO BE A PRIME EXCUSE TO GET OUT THOSE NEON CRAYONS.
IT MIGHT LOOK LIKE A FULL MOON PARTY, BUT THIS AFTERNOON OF SKETCHING IS AN EXPERIMENT IN LIGHT, COLOUR AND TEXTURE. INSTEAD OF BEING STATIC FIGURES, THE MODELS BECOME ‘LIVING SCULPTURES’ COVERED IN REACTIVE BODY PAINTS AND UNDER UV LIGHTS. GET SOME ARTFUL CLUB VIBES WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR SEAT.
Jylle Navarro is the founder and tutor for Neon Naked Life Drawing. The idea developed from a background in fashion specialising in alternative knitwear. She then created work in other areas such as performance, installation, and film. She has recently graduated with an MA in Art and Science from Central Saint Martins.