2017 - 18 Schedule:
Monday Evenings 19:00 to 21:30 (Standard session 15 person capacity)
September 4th - October 9th - November 13th - December 11th - January 8th
Sunday Afternoons 14:30 to 17:30 (Standard session 30+ person capacity)
September 25th. - October 29th - November 26th - December 17th - January 28th
Easel only session Monday evening 19:00 to 21:30 (10 person capacity)
September 25th - October 30th - Monday 27th - January 29th
Daytime session Hemel Hempstead old town hall:
Clay figure workshop TBA.
Join Life Drawing St Albans run by illustrator Bob Wright at Trestle theatre for three hours of figurative studies with advice on hand to help you unwind and relax into the creative process. Life drawing is one of the most valuable practices an artist can utilise. Life drawing helps you develop three-dimensional drawing practices as well as sharpening your hand to eye co-ordination. You can also use the session to experiment with different media and styles to convey the human form.
If you've never attended a life drawing session before you'll find the atmosphere one of encouragement, a genuine art space open to experiment that's free of heavy critical judgement. This should aid the drawing process, help you loosen up and rack up the practice hours as much as possible. Once you feel a bit more accomplished and comfortable we can get on with more critical analysis to try and hone your skills
Sessions are comprised of quick studies to warm up with 1 to 2-minute poses, concentrating on the strong gestural action. Poses will then increase in length as we continue, finishing with a 20 to 40-minute long sitting. These later poses tend to be more relaxed recumbent forms, here you'll likely have to deal with hidden volumes and deep foreshortening, so whilst you'll have more time, it will be more of a challenge than you think.
Boards, paper, charcoal and pencils provided. To get the best from the session please feel free to bring your own materials and supplies. We break halfway through for tea, coffee and biscuits which also are supplied on the day.
In addition For the end of 2017 into 2018 I will be running an easel only group in the Apex at Trestle theatre, its slightly more expensive but you get an easel and materials and the group is slightly smaller.
Please arrive 20 - 15 minutes before 14:30 or 19:00 pm start times, so we can be ready to start on time. Please see below for information on booking.
Parking is free, to access the car park use Princess Diana drive, turn into Sovereign Park and the car park entrance is straight ahead. Additional details on how to find Trestle Theatre can be found here
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How to book and pay:
Due to space constraints, Monday groups will have to be paid in advance. At a fee of £15.75 bookable through Meetup, please follow the link provided here or below. I can issue an invoice through Paypal if you wish to contact me directly. Capacity 18-20.
Easel only session are £21.00 bookable through Meetup. Capacity 10
Sunday groups can cater for 30+ people and is a drop in group, with £15.00 payable on the day. Please send me an e-mail to reserve yourself a spot at the address below
If you have any further queries please feel free to send me and e-mail or I can be contacted at the number provided below
For new term starting in February, you can block book sessions at the following rates.
5 x Monday session for £69.75 (Please specify which dates you'd like)
Full 8 x Monday sessions for £110
5 x Sunday for £69.75
All 13 sessions for £180
Or any 5 dates of your choice at 10% discount rate of £69.75, if you wish to purchase as a gift please feel free to contact me.
Please contact me re-block booking 2017 requesting any of the options above.
Or if you'd wish to book a number of dates in advance at any time please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I will issue invoices via Paypal which are payable with or without an account using standard debit and credit cards, if you wish to book any particular session in advance please get in touch.
Bob Wright 'PencilWright'