LIFE DRAWING CLASSES ARE STARTING UP AGAIN AT BRISTOL GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN CLIFTON APRIL 25TH 2013) AND BRUNEL FIELD IN HORFIELD (APRIL 22ND 2013)
This website is the informal website for the two life drawing groups that meet on Monday evenings from 7 until 9pm at Brunel Field on Ashley Down Rd and Thursday evenings from 7 until 9pm at Bristol Grammar school in Clifton. The cost of each group is £58 (yes, you did read that correctly) for a full ten weeks, which is payable in full on the first evening and includes the cost of the models. TO BOOK A PLACE EMAIL WILLSTEVENS@LIFEDRAWINGCLASSES.CO.UK
The class is easy enough to describe. A room with a choice of models each week. No easels (If you want one you’ll need to bring your own) but plenty of chairs and drawing boards so it’s easy enough to improvise something as well as paper for sale if required. It’s a well established life drawing class and over the 14 years it’s been running it’s catered for all levels of abilities from beginner artists to animators, students, sixth formers and members of the R.W.A. A huge selling point is the choice of models, more than one each week. You never have to worry about turning up and finding that the class has been cancelled due to non attendance by the model, and you’ll never find yourself marooned in a corner with a boring view without some choice of going and drawing someone else.
Tuition is available on both evenings is available. If you require friendly advice and help with the principles of proportion or shading or if you need advice about what materials to buy I can help you out. This is not a structured beginners class however. If you are a real beginner with little experience of painting and drawing you may be interested in the Paint and Draw beginners art classes that I run on separate evenings. For more details click here
If you have some experience already and just want to work from life without being bothered don’t worry! Drawing the human figure in a short time limit requires a lot of concentration which is not always helped by somebody teaching you if you don’t feel you need it, or worse being dismissive (It’s great if the tutor says something nice of course!) One of the things that I’ve always felt very strongly about these groups is that as long as you respect the space and set up whatever you’re level of ability this is your time. My own ideas about what is good art come secondary to that. I’m just here to help you get something out of your couple of hours with me.
Just in case you were wondering, there’s also car parking.
For anybody who likes that sort of thing please feel free to check out the blog which contains up to date announcements about the class, examples of life drawings by group members and other art/figurative drawing related stuff.