The class that used to be in Vine and Roses has found a new home in the Invisible Orchard in Morland, which looks like a pretty kewl place all round http://invisible-orchard.com/ I might see some of you there.
A few more classes are on the horizon. The very successful Tullie House classes are set to continue in January, but probably as longer, weekend sessions. There are also some classes starting in Keswick run by two popular local models, which should be good.
Art of Life Event
Would you like more time to use mediums such as oils in life art sessions?
Join Lucy and Paul for a week long life art event where you can spend more time on painting or drawring two of Cumbrias professional and experienced life models.
Date and Time: November 25th – 29th 6.30pm-9.30pm,
Venue: The keswick area, venue to be announced
Contact Lucy: 07792 757830 or Paul 07976 763622 for further details
Cheques made payable to Mrs Lucy Paterson by the Friday 15th November at the latest
Further details to follow
It’s been a bit of a hectic few days with new classes starting up after the Summer Holiday Doldrums. Today I was modelling for the Wigton Adult Ed course. There are still places available if anyone is looking for taught classes.
Yesterday I was teaching an all day class at Florence Mine as part of their Creative October programme. There’s lots more to do there this month http://www.florencemine.com/creative-october/
The life drawing went really well, despite me not knowing until I got there whether I was teaching or modelling!
Florence Mine is a great venue for all sorts of art based events, and hopefully we can keep a life drawing class going there. As it’s a bit out of the way for most of the models in Cumbria, a fortnightly or monthly class that lasts 6 hours or so would probably be best. But I will publish dates as soon as I know them.
Helen Walsh is running another term’s worth of classes in Carlisle, details above. Tullie House have also been doing some classes, and will hopefully continue.
I was down at Florence Mine in Egremont for an all day class with some local artists, which went very well. It’s always nice to meet new artists, and hopefully we’ll be able to arrange for more classes, be they taught or run as artists’ groups who share the cost of a model. There was far too much talent on display not to carry on with the life drawing.
I once read that starlings can see in a different spectrum to us. We see them as drab little brown birds, but to other starlings they’re incredibly colourful. Every now and again, you catch the colours of a starling out of the corner of your eye, but then you look at it straight on and it’s this drab little bird again.
I think a true artist is someone who can see the colours that starlings can see, the colours most of us only catch a glimpse of in the corners of our eyes. Which is why I think everybody should come to the speech Jose Munoz is doing at the comics festival. Jose Munoz draws the colours that starling see in black and white.
I’ve been busy with drawing comics and the school holidays, so there hasn’t been a lot of life drawing going on. I got to the Papcastle class, but it turned out I was modelling instead of drawing! I’m also doing a bit for Tullie House and Wigton Adult Ed.
On top of that, I’ve got a new class to teach at Egremont’s Florence Mine. It’s going to start off as an all day workshop on October 4th. Hopefully I’ll see a few people there.