WEST WICKHAM ARTS ASSOCIATION FOUNDED 1958

 

 

THE ASSOCIATION MEETS:

 

LIFE DRAWING SESSION

MONDAY 7.30PM-9.45PM

 

HAYES FREE CHURCH

PICKHURST LANE

HAYES

BR2 7HU

 

 

LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS

 

THE LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS ARE CONDUCTED IN A VERY FREE AND RELAXED ATMOSPHERE.

 

USUALLY THE SESSIONS RUN LIKE THIS:

 

1ST HALF: SHORT POSES USUALLY BETWEEN 5-15 MINUTES LASTING AROUND 30 MINS IN TOTAL

TEA BREAK AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 1O MINUTES TEA AND BISCUITS ARE PROVIDED AND THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO SEE EACH

OTHERS WORK AND SOCIALISE WITH THE OTHER ARTISTS.

2ND HALF: ONE LONG SESSION FOR USUALLY AROUND 30 MINS

FINISH AROUND 9.30PM

 

THE SESSION USUALLY BEGINS WITH SOME SHORTER POSES RANGING FROM 5-15 MINUTES AND THEN THE POSE CHANGES.

THESE SHORT POSES HELP BOTH YOU THE  ARTIST AND THE MODEL TO WARM UP.

 

DON'T EXPECT YOUR WORK TO BE CORRECT ON YOUR FIRST ATTEMPT SO SEE IT AS A CHANCE TO LIMBER UP LIKE AN ATHLETE, AND PREPARE FOR BETTER WORK LATER IN THE CLASS.

 

THIS ALSO IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE MODEL ALSO TO WARM UP, HOLDING STILL FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME DOES TAKE A LOT OF PRACTICE AND CONCENTRATION.

 

WHAT TO BRING???

 

WITH REGARDS TO YOUR CHOICE OF MEDIUM THIS IS COMPLETELY UP TO YOU. YOU CAN CHOSE FROM EITHER PENCIL/PEN,PASTELS, GOUACHE/OILS THE RANGE OF MEDIUM IS YOUR CHOICE ALSO WHATEVER YOU CHOSE TO MAKE YOUR MARKS ON IS ALSO UP TO YOU. MOST PEOPLE BRING A PAPER PAD TO DRAW ON, BUT IF YOU WISH TO BRING WATERCOLOUR PAPER/CARD OR CANVAS THIS ALSO UP T YOU. SOME ARTISTS BRING BOARDS AND EASELS TO LEAN ON BUT DESKS AND CHAIRS ARE PROVIDED.

 

ALTHOUGH THE LIFE DRAWING CLASSES TEND TO START AT AROUND 7.30PM WE RECOMMEND YOU TRY AND TURN UP  A LITTLE EARLIER SO THAT YOU CAN PREPARE YOUR CHAIR AND DESK. ALSO EVERYONE IS ASKED THAT THEY PUT THEIR OWN CHAIR AND DESK AWAY AT THE END OF THE CLASS. AS YOU CAN APPRECIATE EVERYONE HELPS EACH OTHER.

 

THE MODELS:

 

THE MAJORITY OF  MODELS TEND TO BE FEMALE BUT OCCASIONALLY WE DO HAVE MALE MODELS.

 

MEDIUMS:

 

THE CHOICE OF MEDIUM IS COMPLETELY UP TO YOU

 

 

 

 

 

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