M U L L E D . W I N E . & . M I N C E . P I E S . F O R . T H E . L A S T . S E S S I O N . O F . T H E . Y E A R

Come and celebrate, this Tuesday 12th of December, the last life drawing session of 2017. We’ll be drawing a delicate female figure, Michelle Marsh, while having mulled wine and mince pies.

What a year this has been.. we’ve had it all! We’ve drawn the young, the old, the XXL, the black, the queer, pregnant couples, the first violinist of the Hallé Orchestra… We’ve also extended our Tuesday sessions to Sundays to accommodate long poses and have lunch together and we’ve been treated to Spanish paella, French cuisine, wine, cava and afternoon tea…

If anyone has any other ideas of what we could do in the New Year just let us know. You never know what can be done!

Here is a screenshot of some of some of the best moments and drawings of 2017.

January >>>

new people with new styles start coming to our sessions. F A N T A S T I C !

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February >>>

We’ve witnessed the birth of new artists’ careers. Below the drawing of illustrator Ian Morris who then in June was graduated at University with a first!

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Our regulars as strong as ever. Here a drawing by Wayne Smith who started coming to Life Drawing+ since we started in 2009 (at least)

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March

Our Drawing Fashion brought us the most outreageous queer in Manchester right now, Jo Spencer, aka @midnightgrowlr.

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Drawing by the most expressionist and wild of all the artists that come to our group, Alison Scott. Check her great prints and paints in her new website: www.alisonscottpaintingsandprints.com

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Another drawing by illustrator Ian Morris, check his new website too! www.ianmorrisillustration.com

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April

One of our favourites sessions – the XXL bodies. So well attended too! Here a drawing by an attendant who came just a couple of times.

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May

Young and Beautiful as our black model Aden. Drawing by one of our regulars and artist Stanley Harland.

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June

Another of our favourites, Old and Beatuful too. Here Malinka, 70 years old and still rock and roll! Well no, she is into Trance music. Drawing by Alison.

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Our eldest model, Geoff, who might be in his 80’s though he definitely denies it!

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Another Sunday another Spanish paella! What a session: a beutiful model, amazing summer light, paella and wine and just a fab time!

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Some collage work as a result by our very much loved Kim Tunstall.

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Our classic Drawing models with their bicycles to celebrate the World Naked Bike Ride. Below a representation of Becca in her bike wearing pink long gloves and spectacular hat.

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Drawing by Ian Morris.

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July

People in our group are also very into Portraits. Here an example by someone who I can’t identify and someone who finished the portrait at home out of a photograph of one of our models and he doesn’t want me to give away his name 🙂

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Some just love doing sketches and not only portray the model but the atmosphere of the session. This is by artist and photographer Len Grant who is sketching lots of places and the peoples of Manchester. Worth checking him out http://www.lengrant.co.uk

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August

No long ago an artist started coming to our sessions. He’s the most prolific artist I ever come across. He can do 30 drawings in 5min. Really interesting to seeing and talking to him about his very different approaches to drawing. An artist many in Manchester might get one of his drawings of them in public spaces in the city, Akym. Check his outreageous art in his website: www.onashileart.gallery

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Watch a little video of him drawing while playing his trumpet here: www.instagram.com/trumpet_drawing_video

September

New people arrive with more styles. Here Jim Skinny Vanilla.

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Another incredible unique style by artist Ian McKay www.mckayart.co.uk

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October

Paintings, curry for lunch and an Indian descendant model for our Sunday Long Poses session. Oil on canvas by Rob Lenihan, child portrait artist and illustrator. Check his work on www.roblenihan.com

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Halloween Special

November

Drawing Music with Michelle Marsh, first violinist at the Hallé Orchestra, modelling for us playing and posing with her violin. A M A Z I N G ! Attendants came as far as from Stoke-on-trent, Chester and Preston.

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December

Xmas Special with French cusine, wine and cava for lunch and guess what? A married couple, she 5 month pregnant.

 

Exhibitions of the year

Last but not least. Here one of the best solo exhibitions by one of our regulars, Henry Marting, and his classic use of watercolour to capture the outrageous characters of this year Manchester’s Pride Parade. More examples in his website: www.henrymartinpaintings.com/original-paintings

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I wish you all a peaceful and wonderful new year

Àgata

Oh! One of my drawings below 🙂 from the Drawing Fashion session.

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L I F E . D R A W I N G . X M A S . M E N U . A N N O U N C E D

There we go! Here it is! Finally I sat down last night with chef Richard and we finalised the menu for our Xmas Special this Sunday 3rd of December 11am – 4pm at Studio Bee
M A N C H E S T E R .

Spaces still available so book before is too late!

Starter
> Chestnut soup – vegan

Main course
> Pork and Chicket terrine
> Leek terrine – vegan

Pudding
> Apple custard tart – vegan!

All served with wine. There will be also tea and coffee for the breaks and cava to celebrate our DIY exhibition at the studio from 4pm onwards.

Please, once you booked via the paypal links below, emailed us which main course you go for at lifedrawing.plus@gmail.com

> £35 full cost
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> £30 students, concessions and people with no lunch requirements
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Remember. We’re having a couple posing for us this time which is quite unique and it will be very special as the couple is expecting a baby in March.

Really looking forward to it

Àgata and Richard
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Starter > Chestnut soup

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Main course > choose between

Leek Terrine

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or Pork and Chicken Terrine

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Pudding > apple custard tart

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Drinks > wine and cava

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D R A W I N G . C O U P L E S

Looking for inspiration for the couple that will be posing for us on Sunday 3rd December at Studio Bee.

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Pregnant Woman with Man by Gustav Klimt 1903 sketch

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The beauty and the beast by Charles Walker 2002 – and guess who’s the model? 😉

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The kiss by Gustav Klimt 1907

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The Kiss by August Rodin 1882

If you have seen other artworks we could take example from or any ideas on poses, please, post them in your social media tagging @lifedrawingplus or email them to us on lifedrawing.plus@gmail.com

Booking in advance is required as the two models are booked as well as the studio for the day plus we need to know for how many people to cook for. The Xmas Special Menu  will be disclosed very soon.

Material provided but you are welcome to bring your favourites.

£35 full cost
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£30 Students, concessions and people with no food requirements
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After 4pm we’ll have the studio another hour to display the artwork while having cava and time to hang out together. The ones up for it we can go downstais to the new open Peers Hat bar and have the last drink. All of us get 20% discounts to all drinks. Cocktails included. Worth looking at the space as we’ll be doing an exhibition there with all our work sometime in the summer.

Hope you can make it .

Àgata and Richard

Life Drawing Sunday Xmas Special

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Our Sunday’s life drawing sessions tend to be special because there is food and quality time for attendants to hang out with each other, relax and see each others work.

But the one on the 3rd of December will be even better. How that can it be?

It will be our Xmas get together and a nice way to begin the celebration of the festive season. To start with, we won’t have one model, but two!..and not only do they know each other, but they are also a couple…and not only are in love, but she’s pregnant too. Louise will be 5 months pregnant and will be embraced by her husbad John.

Poses will be long and we’re looking to get a beautiful colourful fabric as the models’ prop to encourage everyone to work with pencil and charcoals, but as well with some colours – inks, watercolours, oils, acrylics etc.

The day and the poses aim to be as follows:

•  11am – 3 x 5 min poses
• 11.15am – 1 x 10 min pose
• 11.30am – 1 x 15 min pose
• 11.45pm – TEA BREAK
• 12pm – 1 x 30min
• 12.30 – 2h x 30min pose
• 1pm – XMAS SPECIAL LUNCH
• 2pm – 1 x 2h pose (with a 20min TEA BREAK at 2.50pm)
• 4pm – Life Drawing ends
• 4pm – Drawings display and XMAS DRINKS & PUDDING
• 5pm – More drinks to the Peer Hat Bar just downstairs the studio where all attendants will receive 20% discount for their drinks.

The Xmas special lunch is being developed by our chef Richard. It won’t be as fullfiling as Xmas dinner, thank God for that!, but will be exquisit. I know, as he’s looking into French cusine this time. Vegan option will be also available.

Booking in advance is required.

Please, pay via secure paypal or in cash in our Tuesday sessions.

£35 full price

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£30 price for students, concessions or with no food requirements

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Below some ideas on poses we are working on. Please, do not hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to share some ideas.

Looking forward to spend time with you at our Xmas special

Àgata and Richard

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The Kiss by Gustav Klim, 1908 – Vienna

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The Beauty and the Beast by Charles Walker, 2004 – Stoke

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Drawing/Painting the female figure with violin

This is a special occation where everyone is welcome to come to draw first violinist at Hallé Orchestra Michelle Marsh.

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Utterly amazing, Michelle, pictured above top left, approached me and offered herself to model for our group. I asked her if she would not mind to pose with her violin and she said no!

She’d be also rehearsing some music with her violin for the short poses. Not many, as our Sunday sessions are thought for long ones.

The day and the poses will be as follows:

• 2 x 5 min pose

• 1 x 15 min

• 1 x 30 min

• afternoon tea break (20 min)

• 1.40 hour pose (with 10 min tea break)

So hey! We’ll be drawing the female figure, with a violin, listening classic music and having a special afternoon tea! This will be scones, cream, and some fresh seasonal berries. It will be a vegan option too.

Materials and afternoon tea are included. But please, fell free to bring your own materials.

Cost £15 and booking is required.

You can pay using secure Paypal.

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Come alone or with friends that might like the experience.

This Sunday 5th November
11am – 2pm

Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday Alleyway
Manchester
M1 1BE

We hope you can make it

Àgata and Richard

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Double Bill > next week


This is a special occation where everyone is welcome to come and celebrate Halloween at Studio Bee. We’ll have the opportunity to draw a medical human size skeleton 5.9ft tall and drink and eat light refreshments that come from other parts of the world to celebrate this season.

The Anatomical Model will help us understand the relationship between the figure of the human body and the skeleton. We can use it to study the morphology of the bones and the construction of joints.

Book is not required. Just turn up. Materials and refreshments provided. Cost £10 or £8 concessions and students.

Utterly amazing… I was approached by first violinist at the Hallé Orchestra Michelle Marsh, pictured above top left, and offered herself to model for our group. I asked her if she would not mind to pose with her violin and she said no! She’d be also rehearsing with her violin for the short poses, not many, as our Sunday sessions are thought for long ones.

  • 2 x 5 min pose
  • 1 x 15 min
  • 1 x 30 min
  • afternoon tea break (20 min)
  • 1.40 hour pose (with 10 min tea break)

But hey! We’ll be drawing the female figure, with a violin, listening classic music and having a special afternoon tea! This will be scones, with handmade cream and chocolate made by our cook Richard, and some fresh seasonal berries.

Materials and afternoon tea included. Cost £15

Booking required.

You can pay using secure Paypal.

 

 

 

We hope to see you there

Àgata and Richard

 

L A S T . C H A N C E

Cheff Richard is buying the ingredients for the Kerala curry tomorrow morning for our Life Drawing+ this Sunday. If you are thinking in coming, please, book and let us know if you want vegan or prawns curry.

11am start > 5min to 30min poses
1pm > lunch with wine or lassi
2pm – 4pm > long pose