LESSONS IN LIFE
Group drawing opportunities from Life in Monmouth, Wales
I established Lessons in Life, in 2015
offering non intimidating opportunities to draw from life.
Available to Sixth Form groups; Adults new to drawing and
accomplished artists alike.
The intention, to build collaborative creative communities where
art practice is accessible, playful and always curious;
where self expression is encouraged and supported
We can all relate to the human form.
Although familiar, each body is unique and enormously varied.
Every glorious model and each and every pose
becomes a revelation and a challenge -
There are no hard and fast rules to drawing the figure -
each drawing must be approached with fresh eyes,
observing the figure as if for the first time -
drawing what we see; not what we think we see.
Keep scrolling for current opportunities. Pre Booking essential.
We currently meet Monday evenings at 6.45pm for a 7pm start
in the spacious purpose built Art Department at
Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls.
Equipped with easels, drawing boards, paper for purchase
and basic materials at the ready we have all you need for an immersive Life Drawing experience
PERSONAL RESPONSE TO LIFE DRAWING
Drawing is my most intuitive form of self-expression.
It is my ‘play-time’- every drawing opportunity in the life room, every pose is an opportunity to explore my personal response - investigate new materials, work in new ways, it never tires.
I established LESSONS IN LIFE 6 years ago - keen to offer and develop fresh, non - intimidating approaches to Life Drawing in the community whilst fuelling my own passion - As a qualified Teacher; facilitating life drawing is such a joy - The sessions I deliver are not life drawing in a tradition sense - Working with models as well as a group of artists, means collaboration -
performance, conversation, teamwork - community.
I incorporate music a lot in our sessions - I am interested in the relationship between music, tempo, movement and the interchange of energy. There is a deep exchange between the artist and model; it is a privilege to draw another person form life.
I endeavour to instil the belief that we are all innately creative - and that drawing collaboratively from life, can be a hugely enriching experience both emotionally and practically -
regardless of your skill-set. There is a place for everyone.