This will be the 3rd of our Dark Matters life drawing series. It would never was gonna to happen if I had not seen a couple of Mayans walking in the streets of Manchester last week. They are from Chiapas and though they speak Spanish their main language is K’iche. This is the Bat language, they told me, one among the different 30 Mayan languages in the American continent. It is a language that is based on a culture around darkness, a culture that like the bats, can see in the dark. It explores the underworld in order to understand the superworld. As they say, we are only in this world for tiny fraction of time …
@Ritual Maya are a collective of musicians, singers and dancers that take their own culture to create performances. We are collaborating together to bring a session where performance will creat space for people to draw their incredible indian American bodies with their so characteristic face and hair features and tattoos, jewellery, masks, their ancient instruments and ropes.
B E G I N N E R S . W E L C O M E . Come alone, with friends or family. . Materials and light refreshments provided. . T U E S D A Y . 3rd . D E C 7.30pm-9.30pm Studio Bee 14-16 Faraday St Top floor above the Peer Hat bar, entrance by the alleyway £12/£10 – all included and paid on arrival
For our last Sunday’s life drawing of the year we’ll be drawing in a black studio with just a spot light on the model… I advise that you bring a dark coloured paper and white and other light colours. It will be like drawing or painting the negative of a photograph. Below some examples just for some inspiration.
Poses will range from 5, 15, 45min and 1.5h. Feel free to bring your own easles and materials. We’ll have our usual white paper and pencils.
T U E S D A Y . 1 2 > S E M I – N U D E Spencer Morton is a professional fashion maverick and she’s decided to model for us a variety of poses in semi-nude style. She’s a fashion promoter, illustrator, model and much more. Here a few photos of her but more in her Instagram @gspencermorton
S U N D A Y . 2 4 > C L A S S I C A L . M A L E . F I G U R E I’m looking for a model who can portrait some poses from the classic art world. Few candidates in mind, but I’ll announce when confirmed.
T U E S D A Y . 2 6 > M I X E D . R A C E . C O U P L E … and what a couple. It’s not very often, and I certainly have not come across one before, that you find a mixed raced couple posing in a life drawing class. They are young, and fearless when it come to breaking with any boundary that defines a sexual partnership. If any, they like the term of Pansexuality which states “ I love you because of your personality and what’s on the inside. I do not care about your sex, gender, or physical appearance ”
This Halloween our life drawing session will be very special. We’ll be drawing Ginger La Rouge, a professional stage performer, whom for the first half, will be posing in a gigantic glass full of champagne and in the second half she’ll be posing with the dead… In the break we’ll be eating food and drinks typical in the night of the dead in Mexico, Catalonia and Spain. So put this in your diaries now!
B E G I N N E R S . W E L C O M E
Come alone, with friends or family. Materials are provided as well as light refreshments.
Cost £12 or £10 for students, concessions or anyone dressed up for the occasion – all included in the price and paid on arrival.
M O R E . T O . S A Y
On Sunday 27th we’ll be running a session of short and very long poses from 11am – 2pm. The poses will start with 2 x 5min ones, then 15, 45min and we’ll finish with a 1.5h pose. These are for people who might like hyper-realism and capture the lighting on the figure, or experiment with colour, mix media or large format. The model will be Becca, who has a unique body that artists love to portray.
The session is £16 – all included.
This time, booking in advance is essential. If you are coming, please, pay via PayPal using this link or in our Tuesday’s sessions
A remineder that, this time, our Sunday’s life drawing for enjoying of long poses won’t be the last Sunday of the month but this 15th of September. The model is Mr. B, drawings of him you can see below.
The price for this session has gone slighly up, £16 if booked in advanced or £18 in the door.
I hope you are enjoying the summer whatever you are doing and whatever the weather!
Few things to say about this September and I guess one to point out is that the prices are going slighly up and … hey! hey! listen! … I now have a card reader so people, can use their cards. Obviously, people can still pay in cash.
Tuesdays will be £12 and £10 for students and concessions
Sundays will be £16 and £18 on the door.
but look at the programme we have:
D R A W I N G . A . B A L L A R I N A – Tuesday 3rd September
Ericka is from LA and is a young woman trained in ballet dance and very artistic. She’ll pose nude but perhaps with her pointed shoes and a semi-transparent fabric to help her to perform very creative poses
D R A W I N G . A . C O N T E M P O R A R Y . D A N C E R – Tuesday 24th September
Joseph Lau is Australian with an Asian ethnic background. He’s a professional dancer and as you can imagine his body is highly fit and his muscles well difined. He’s also very creative so the poses will be just different of what we are used to see in our sessions.
M I S S . I T . I F . Y O U . D A R E !
S U N D A Y . L I F E . D R A W I N G This time, the Sunday to enjoy of long poses won’t be the last Sunday of the month but on the 15th of September 11am-2pm. The model will be Mr. B, a real character, who people loved drawing on a Wednesday night, so I though to have him back. You can book in advance via this Pay Pal link
Remember, materials and light refreshments are provided in all sessions. We have wine, beers and tapas on Tuesdays, and tea and bicuits on Sundays. People, is of course wellcome to come with their favourite materials.
Well, here all the news for now.
See you there
Àgata Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday Street
Manchester M1 1BE
I’ve thought in organising another Sunday for enjoying of long poses on the 28th July at Studio Bee 11am-2pm. This time the model will be a man. Let me know if you’d be interested. You can also book in advance via PayPal
Come alone, with friends or family.
Basic materials will be provided, but bring your favourites to work on your style or new materials to experiment with new avenues of creation.