19:30-22:00 / £8, £6 / Mixed Pose
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.
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!
Here are some great opportunities with upcoming deadlines. We thought we’d let you know about them.
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 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.
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
Drawing by Chris Keely & Jake Spicer from last year’s event