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

What a great Sunday and Spanish paella!

What a special life drawing sessions we had this year already. It’s not often that you are served fantastic food by a chef in the break. Two paellas, one with prawns the other vegan, served with wine, organic salad and amazing bread in Catalan style.

Everyone was so happy that Richard and I have teamed up to run regular Sundays. Every fisrt Sunday of the month starting on the 1st of October. Book now!

Here some pics:

 

We hope to see you again to any of the programmed Sundays and please, do not forget to share the news with friends!

See you soon

Àgata and Richard

 

 

Sunday Life Drawing+ Kerala Curry for lunch (optional)

The first of our Sunday’s sessions this term, for those who love long poses, starts on the:

  • 1st of October  –  11am – 4pm  –  Studio Bee ( 14-16 Faraday Alleyway – M1 BE )

Everyone is welcome to attend, from those who want to have a nice day out, and come with some friends, to those who want to relax or want to develop their practice. Some materials are provided, like boards, large paper, pencils and charcoal, but attendants are welcome to bring their own.

You can choose to bring your own food or to be served by our master Chef Richard with Kerala Curry, rice, flat bread and mango lassi or wine. Richard will bring us the taste of southern India with fresh herbs and spices and will gives the option to choose between a prawn’s or a vegan’s curry. As usual, we’ll have a range of tea’s, coffee and a variety of milks and biscuits which everyone will be able to help themselves at any time.

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 – 2 x 30min break
  • 1pm – LUNCH
  • 2PM – 1 X 2h pose (with a 20min tea break at 2.50pm

Booking in advance is essencial and you’ll need to email if you want Kerala Curry and, if so, if you choose the prawn or the vegan option. Places are limited and first comes first served applies.

You are welcome to pay via Pay Pal below or in cash in our Tuesday sessions.

Booking – including lunch – £30 :

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Booking for students and concessions – £25 :

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Booking with no lunch – £25 :

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Studio Bee is tricky to find so, if it’s your first time, give yourself plenty time to find it. It’s at the top floor of the red brick mill in the tiny allyway between the HULA Tikki bar, in Stevenson Square, and Faraday Street. Here a map:

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We hope to see you there

Àgata & Richard

We are starting strong!

We haven’t stopped drawing in August and we’re starting this term really strong.

1- Our Tuesday sessions will carry on until the 12th of December.

2- We start monthly Sunday life drawing sessions and below is the programme so far! Not printed yet, so please, let me know your thoughts about times and dates on Tuesday or via text, email or blog.

3- Portrait Comission by Bolton Art Gallery – those interested, see more info below.

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Comission

Bolton Museum invites submissions for a painting commission for its new galleries of ancient Egypt. The Portraits Wall within the new galleries will commemorate four key figures from the establishment of Bolton Museum and its world class collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts: Annie Barlow, Samuel Taylor Chadwick, and William and Thomas Midgley.

The museum is seeking submissions in a variety of styles + media, though not 3D. The commissioned portraits could be realistic in style or could take a more stylised + even caricatural approach, using photographs from the museum collection as their starting point. The completed portraits will enter the museum’s permanent collections, to sit alongside works by such masters of the genre as William Orpen, Jacob Epstein, Laura Knight, Andy Warhol and Christian Hook.

The fee for the commission is £1,000 per portrait or £4,000 for the group of four portraits.

The finished pieces should be no more than 800 mm high and 600 mm wide. For the initial stage of the process we ask you to provide us with a brief statement outlining how you would approach the portrait commission and examples of past work. We can provide a PDF document with more information about the commission including photographs of the four subjects. Please contact Matthew Watson if you would like a copy of the PDF document:

Phone 01204 338808 or email: matthew.watson@bolton.gov.uk

 

Good luck if you go for it!

All the best

Àgata