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1 Nov 2019
to 15 Nov 2019

Life Drawing


1 Nov 2019
to 15 Nov 2019

Life Drawing

Join us for tutored life drawing classes, led by Karly Allen

1.  Life Drawing for All: The Pitzhanger Life Room

Friday 1 November 2019

Pitzhanger invites a life model to pose in its historic rooms. These tutored Life Drawing workshops are suitable for all: absolute beginners and lifelong artists alike. Bring an enthusiasm for experimenting with this extraordinary subject in an unexpected, creative setting. We take inspiration from Soane’s passion for the past, to reinvestigate classical poses with expert model Andrew Crayford. 

The morning starts with the unique experience of drawing the life model in the Manor itself, to explore the relationship between body and architecture. Moving to the Rickyard studio, tutor and art historian Karly Allen continues to offers support and suggestions for drawing approaches and tools. All materials and tea/coffee provided. 

2. Learn to Draw From Life

Friday 8 November 2019

Ever been tempted to try drawing the nude? Pitzhanger provides an inspiring setting and friendly support to guide you through your first steps in the life room. Working with tutor and art historian Karly Allen and expert life model Tanja Hassel, you’ll be introduced to materials, poses and the practicalities of the life room through informal discussion and guided exercises. Drawing in the Manor’s historical rooms and the Rickyard studio, the workshop offers a relaxed environment for experimentation and enjoyment. Bring a friend! All materials and tea/coffee provided.

3. Mindful Life Drawing 

Friday 15 November 2019

Life drawing is the ordinary and yet extraordinary encounter with the naked human body: a familiar subject seen in a new light. This workshop explores life drawing as an opportunity to cultivate mindfulness – the practice of being fully present in our moment-by-moment experience – by giving our full and kind attention to the living body. The morning includes an introduction to mindfulness, short guided meditations and mindful drawing exercises, to cultivate ‘beginners mind’ and an open space for creativity. Led by Karly Allen from Limina Collective with expert life model Marinella Mezzanotte. All materials and tea/coffee provided. No previous experience of mindfulness or drawing is required. 

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Office: 020 3994 0967

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