Lovely work from Geo Parkin from the Drawing Circus last week. Click the image to see more of Geo’s work form the night. 

Lovely work from Geo Parkin from the Drawing Circus last week. Click the image to see more of Geo’s work form the night. 

What’s on this week

Wednesday 23rd
19:30-22:00 / £8, £6 / Mixed Pose

Thursday 24th
12:00-14:00 / £6 / Mixed Pose 
19:30-22:00 / £8, £6 / Themed Pose: Children’s Book of Verse

Friday 25th
12:00-14:00 / £6 / Mixed Pose
15:00-18:00 / £10 / Long Pose

Saturday 26th
11:00-13:30 / £10 / Tutored Pose: Anatomy (the skeleton)*
14:30-16:30 / £6 / Short Poses
17:30-20:30 / £10 / Long Pose

Sunday 27th
17:30-20:00 / £6 / Jam Mixed Pose

*The ‘Anatomy’ class focuses on how to use an understanding of anatomy to inform life drawing. The class introduces how the skeleton underpins the drawing.

No bulb in my lamp

Peter James Field was a supporter of our life classes back in the old days when we could only fit six people in the studio at a time. He is our neighbour at NEH; he is a charming, self effacing chap and a cracking illustrator. Peter’s diary drawings have been a source of monthly amusement and insight and this year he’s planning to publish the best of this 10 year project in a 200 page hardback book. He’s doing a Kickstarter to publish the book, here’s why I think you should pledge your money for a copy. 

1) Peter is an excellent illustrator. The work in the book will be beautiful.

2) The designers of the book are our very own graphic designers, The Entente; top notch designers and a wildly successful studio. The design of the book will be beautiful.

3) Peter’s book ‘Numbers’ sold out (I’ve got a copy), it is witty and unique. This book is set to be even better, and is bound to sell out in no time. If you dont get in quick you wont get one! 

4) Nic De Jesus did the Kickstarter video for Peter. With such an amazing team behind the book, how could it be anything other than wonderful?!

Here is the video:

Here is a link to the Kickstarter. You can get a copy of the book for just £14!

This April The Drawing Circus brings the work of Egon Schiele to life. Four nude and costumed models will use set and props to create long and short themed poses, evoking the angular sensuality of Schiele’s paintings and drawings. As always, doors open at 19.00, first pose at 19.30. All abilities are very welcome, please bring your own materials.
Monday April 14th / The Old Market / 19:00-23:00 / £5 
Designed by Shelley Morrow

This April The Drawing Circus brings the work of Egon Schiele to life. Four nude and costumed models will use set and props to create long and short themed poses, evoking the angular sensuality of Schiele’s paintings and drawings. 

As always, doors open at 19.00, first pose at 19.30. All abilities are very welcome, please bring your own materials.

Monday April 14th / The Old Market / 19:00-23:00 / £5 


Designed by Shelley Morrow

The Drawing Circus: Lepidoptory
This month The Drawing Circus draws you towards the candle flame of inspiration with an evening of Moth themed life drawing. 
Four nude and costumed models will use set and props to create long and short themed poses. Incorporating much moth mythology the models will spin a tale of metamorphosis, glamour, ambition, corruption and self destruction, taking inspiration from ‘Showgirls’ to The Passion of Christ, to theories of the Gaze. Life, death and all that’s in between..
Doors open at 19.00, first pose at 19.30. All abilities are very welcome, please bring your own materials.
18th March / £5 / The Old Market
Design by Francesca Cluney

The Drawing Circus: Lepidoptory

This month The Drawing Circus draws you towards the candle flame of inspiration with an evening of Moth themed life drawing. 

Four nude and costumed models will use set and props to create long and short themed poses. Incorporating much moth mythology the models will spin a tale of metamorphosis, glamour, ambition, corruption and self destruction, taking inspiration from ‘Showgirls’ to The Passion of Christ, to theories of the Gaze. Life, death and all that’s in between..

Doors open at 19.00, first pose at 19.30. All abilities are very welcome, please bring your own materials.

18th March / £5 / The Old Market

Design by Francesca Cluney

This Monday Mary Martin will be running a new drop in life drawing session at the Marwood Cafe from 6-8pm. It is priced and £6 and you can use your Draw loyalty card there. The wonderful Laura Nenonen will be modelling for us. 

This Monday Mary Martin will be running a new drop in life drawing session at the Marwood Cafe from 6-8pm. It is priced and £6 and you can use your Draw loyalty card there. The wonderful Laura Nenonen will be modelling for us. 

The Drawing Circus: Body Project
This month The Drawing Circus takes an unusual tack, exploring the distortions of the human body in our themed life drawing event ‘The Drawing circa: Body Project’. Four nude and costumed models will use set, props and their own ingenuity to take your perceptions of the human form and give them a little twist. Doors open at 19.00, first pose at 19.30. All abilities are very welcome, please bring your own materials.
25th Feb  / 19:00-23:00 / £5 / The Old Market

The Drawing Circus: Body Project

This month The Drawing Circus takes an unusual tack, exploring the distortions of the human body in our themed life drawing event ‘The Drawing circa: Body Project’. Four nude and costumed models will use set, props and their own ingenuity to take your perceptions of the human form and give them a little twist. 

Doors open at 19.00, first pose at 19.30. All abilities are very welcome, please bring your own materials.

25th Feb  / 19:00-23:00 / £5 / The Old Market

Opportunities coming up

Here are some great opportunities with upcoming deadlines. We thought we’d let you know about them.

The Derwent Art Prize 2014

The Cumberland Pencil Company has announced the second Derwent Art Prize for works created in pencil. The prize offers a total of £12,650 to artists working in this versatile medium and is open to artists over 18 throughout the world. An exhibition of shortlisted works will be on show in September 2014 at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Submit your work using graphite, charcoal, pastel, watersoluble or coloured pencils by 9th June 2014. Click here to enter.

The John Ruskin Prize 2014

The Campaign for Drawing, in collaboration with the Guild of St George, is launching the second year of a new art award, The John Ruskin Prize. The second John Ruskin prize is open to all amateur and professional artists 18 years and over, living and working in the UK. Recording Britain Now invites artists to present fresh, contemporary visions of their urban, rural or social environment.

Drawings, paintings, watercolours, prints, textiles, digital art and mixed media are welcome. Photographs, sculpture, sound installations and film are not eligible. Submit your work by 7th April. Click here for more details.

 

And finally… BBC 1 series seeks amateur artists

The programme is looking for amateur painters from all over the UK who have a passion for painting and drawing. If you are over 16 and like a creative challenge, they want to hear from you.

Applicants must not be professional artists and will be expected to work in a variety of different figurative forms and media - from landscape, portraiture and still life, to watercolour, oil and charcoal.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 23 March, 2014. Details here

'Drawings from the Life Figure'

A collective of artists from the South East present an exhibition of life drawings in the Studio Gallery at Worthing Museum. The exhibition is open daily from 10:00-17:00; entry is free. 

The exhibition includes work by Jeremy Radvan, Malcolm Love, Jake Spicer, Paul Cemmick, Shelley Morrow and Laura Burgess amongst others.

jakespicer:

Frankie as a Hair Ghost

jakespicer:

Frankie as a Hair Ghost

Thank you to everybody who came along to our Roller Derby themed Drawing Circus last Tuesday, here are some lovely drawings from Geo Parkin, Paul Cemmick and Louise Simmons…

The Drawing Circus: Roller Derby

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This month, by popular demand, the Brighton Roller Derby girls return to pose in Derby-themed tableau.

Each month The Drawing Circus brings sociable drawing extravaganzas to the TOM Bar. These friendly and informal themed life drawing session are open to all abilities and complete beginners are very welcome. Costumed Roller Derby models will hold long and short poses throughout the night, poses start at 19:30 and finish at 22:30.

The Drawing Circus: Roller Derby / 21st Jan / 19:00-23:00 / £5

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Drawing by Chris Keely & Jake Spicer from last year’s event

We’re gathering information for our new painting classes, if you’re interested in painting classes  click on the link above and let us know what classes you’d like to see us run. It should take about 2 minutes. Thank you! 

Our exhibition 'Fire in the Cabin' at gallery 40 opened yesterday, here are some photos of the event by Mary Martin.