Strageways Prison: Painting Inside

Henry Martin, is one of the first artists who came to our Life Drawing+ sessions. That was back in 2012 when we were based in Islington Mill artist’s studios in Salford. Lots have happened since then but what I never expected is to see so many attendants developing as artists. Henry Martin is one of them and is on the rise.

He’s based in Manchester and he’s better know for his colourful watercolours of Manchester Parade’s gay people. They are just fantastic and worth having a look.

But now… But now Henry surprises us with very different material of work. I knew that he was painting the urban scape of Manchester… but what I didn’t know is that he’s had been given permission to paint inside the walls of the Strangeways prison. That’s such an institution in Manchester known by everyone yet no one has seen inside apart from its inhabitants and personnel.

W H A T . A G R E A T . O P P O R T U N I T Y !

I can’t wait to see Henry’s new watercolours sketches and oil paintings and see the inside of this emblematic building I’ve always looked from the outside. The exhibition is for two weeks at the new Art shop in Oldham Street CASS ART.

Who’s coming with me?

 

Henry Martin exhibition

You can follow Henry’s art on his:

website: www.henrymartinpaintings.com
instagram: @henrymartinpaintings

Let us know what you think of his art in this blog or in our social media

Àgata Alcañiz
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Warm Xmas treat

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This month we’ll be drawing the human figure with a cup of mulled wine in our hands. We’ll be very warm at Studio Bee, as we also got 2 gas bottles for our super gas heater to get us through the winter. We’ll have a new selection of hot and cold tapas to celebrate xmas with vegan option too.
 
The models will be dynamic and expressive and as a treat we’ll have a couple on the last session of the year on Tuesday 18th of December.
 
Materials, wine and tapas provided
 
£10 or £8 for students or concession – all included
 
Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday St
Top floor above the The Peer Hat entrance in the tiny alleyway at the back.
 
See you there
 
Àgata

Alison Scott exhibiting with Dj Mr. Scruff!

Anyone is up for going to see Alison Scotts‘s artwork exhibited at Stretford Public Hall this weekend?

This is a group exhibition in which she’ll be exhibiting along other artists that have been coming to Life Drawing+ for years such as our beloved  Jayne Pellington.

Their work is just great and of incredible quality and if you have a space in your home or work premises where you’d like enjoying amazing prints and paintings, come and see what these and other artists are going to exhibit.

There is more! Mr. Scruff will be Dj’ng for the preview on Thursday evening so get your tickets now!  This is in this listed building, so it will be a great opportunity to visit this  mixture of gothic style piece of architecture with a great atmosphere created with great music and art.

Stretford Public Hall Exhibition

Marilyn posing for Life Drawing+

We are carrying on this month drawing XXL size models and this Tuesday we have the pleasure and honour to have our very much loved Marilyn Misandry, a performance artist working around issues of gender and fatness, incredible make up artist and a dj in the gay club scene in Manchester.

B E G I N N E R S . W E L C O M E

Materials, wine and tapas provided
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£10 or £8 students and concessions .
T U E S D A Y
7.30pm -9.30pm
Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday Street
Top floor above The Peer Hat bar, entrance at the back tiny alleyway.
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See you there
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Àgata

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Sunday Life Drawing 25th November

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This will be the last Sunday’s Life Drawing of the year. So if you fancy drawing or painting from long poses, let me know. Poses will be a couple of 5min, 1 x 10, 1 x 50min and 1 x 1.5h.

This will be on Sunday 25th of November in Studio Bee and we’ll break up at 12.10pm for a 20min tea break.

The cost is £15 and includes basic materials, tea, coffe and busicuits. You are welcome to bring your own favourite materials and lunch.

If interested, please, book via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/Sunday25

Any questions, don’t hesitate in contacting me via lifedrawing.plus@gmail.com

oh! The model … I said I’ll bring a couple but that will only happen if enough of us come forward. Otherwise, it will be a female model.

Àgata

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X X L . B O D I E S

This month at Life Drawing+ we’ll be celebrating XXL bodies.
I’ve invited BIG people to model for us. From those who are completely unapologetic about their size, to those who feel honoured I’ve asked them to be a model for our life drawing class and see this an opportunity for their ongoing confidence journey.
 
Keep an eye to this space … some of these BIG people are artists themselves who’s subject matter is their own bodies.
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We start today with BIG bearded Tony.
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Every Tuesday
7.30pm – 9.30pm
at Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday Street
top floor above The Peer Hat bar.
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B E G I N N E R S . W E L C O M E
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Materials, wine and tapas provided
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£10 or £8 for students and concessions – all included.
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See you there!
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Àgata
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Sunday’s Life Drawing & English Afternoon Tea

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These sessions are for people who love drawing or painting the naked human figure in detail, in large format or experimenting with materials.
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The life model will do a range of poses from 5min – 15min – 30min and 1h30.
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B E G I N N E R S . W E L C O M E
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Materials, tea, coffe and sandwiches, with vegan option will be provided, though people are welcome to bring their favourite materials and lunch. There is a microwave to warm up food.
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S U N D A Y . 2 8 t h . O C T O B E R
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11am – 2pm
Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday St
Manchester
M1 1BE
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Cost £20 – all included
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Please, secure your place by paying via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JLDTS7RDA8UM2
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Life Drawing +
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Any questions, please, do not hesitate in contacting me via social media or on agataalcaniz@gmail.com. Refunds will be made in its totallity if for some reason the session is cancelled.
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Drawing by Wayne Smith, one of our regulars, made in one of our Sunday’s Life Drawing+ sessions.
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See you there!
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Àgata
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