You can read all about this wonderful session here:
Thanks to James for organising and running it, and to everyone who came along!
‘Different ways of seeing’, as it appears on the website, meetup.com, is not affiliated with me.
These sessions ran from March 2012 until yesterday, and were designed and organised by myself and a select few, exclusively for the Artist Residence Hotel.
Any events that are announced under this name are in no way related to the hotel, my work or any of the co-organisers.
Our drawing sessions in April are being taken over by Artists, Models, Ink- a unique creative collective of life models. We aim to explore the complex relationship between artist, model and muse, through events combining life drawing, music, performance and spoken word.
Not your average life drawing sessions here! Each week will be posed, designed and presented by each of the 6 members in turn.
Week 1 was artist in residence and model, Kate’s session, exploring the dark muse: Marchesa Luisa Casati. It was a great session, and you can see photos of some of the work created on the Artists, Models, Ink page.
Tickets are very much on their way to selling out for session 2, which will be brought to you by popular life model, Frankie:
What a great way to end the month- a very talented group of artists gathered at the hotel this afternoon to draw the wonderful tattooed aerialist, Kitty.
As this session was focused on tattoos, Kitty was the perfect model, and she held 2 2 hour poses for the assembled group.
Below is some of the fantastic and varied work created:
Ipad drawings by Julian Vilarrubi
Great brush-pen work by regular attendee, James Green.
Beautiful (biro!) drawings by Helen Cann.
Lovely drawing by Esther Sweeney
A great drawing by another regular, Mark Armitage
By Suzanne Rolfe- great tattoo drawing!
Pen drawing, including some intricate tattoo work by Trevor Robertson
Deborah Robertson, with her first drawing…
…and her second drawing, with some great colour and tattoo detail.
And a final drawing by me, Kate Shields.
I’d like to thank all who came along to these sessions to try something a little different- I hope you all came away with something positive- I certainly did :)
Also thanks to Feryal, Frankie, Emma & Kitty for their great modelling work.
Stay tuned for news about what’s coming in April…!
This Saturday, it’s our last ‘different ways of seeing’ session.
From 3-5, we’ll have a tattooed model posing for us for either two 1 hour poses, or one 2 hour pose (dependent on numbers.)
Many people find it intimidating drawing heavily tattooed skin, as it is effectively drawing someone else’s art, so this should be a great opportunity to focus on it, and how it can compliment and work with the human form. As a life model with tattoos myself, I’ve sometimes heard people say that they’d love to draw my tattoos, but that they simply don’t have the time…this is your chance!
To get you in the mood, I highly recommend looking at the work of Shawn Barber- a US painter and tattoo artist, who has brilliantly merged the world of tattooing and fine art in his ‘Tattoo portraits’.
Self portrait by Shawn Barber.
Of course, none of us are likely to be able to create photo realistic tattooed life drawings, but it is interesting to see how he approaches his paintings. Through his twitter feed, we can see from progress photographs that he seems to paint the figure first, and then adds the tattoos.
Do please book ahead for a place: email@example.com
Just £5 to draw, with some materials provided.
Also, my apologies for the cancellation of last week’s session- not something I ever want to do, but unforeseen circumstances made it necessary to cancel.
Different ways of seeing finally begins tomorrow at the Artist Residence.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a place- we have just a couple left now.
Only £5 for an interesting drawing session based around life drawing and using new ideas.
Looking forward to it!
…until ‘Different ways of seeing’ begins.
Our first session is already at half capacity, so please do email to reserve a place.
The aim of these first sessions in March, is to use drawing in order to see the human form in a new way, to try new techniques and break conventions- whether you’re new to drawing, or an experienced artist, everyone can benefit from trying new things!
Each week is affordable (only £5) and consists of 2 hours of drawing, with a short break.
For week 1, we have a professional model who will be doing a series of very short poses (2-5 mins) and I’ll be handing out suggestions/technique ideas for you to try whilst you sketch, if you so wish!