Life drawing is a passion of mine. It’s like meditation: the discipline of drawing coupled with the silence of concentration, in a room that’s curtained off from the outside world. Many people say it’s too hard: others even find it confronting. But once you start, you’ll wonder why you never thought of doing it before. It will tell you so much about yourself and about human bodies, so that our society’s crazy obsession with body image will appear as preposterous as trying to put apes on a diet or squeeze them into corsets. And as we are apes, that idea is not so crazy after all.
If you would like to try an introduction to life drawing, there is a series of 5 2 hour sessions at Pepper St Arts Centre on Tuesday afternoons, starting on on March 14 2017.
I run a regular weekly life drawing session at Norton Summit Community Centre on Thursdays from 10am – 12.30pm, starting again in February. Contact me using the form below for more details.
I also run a fortnightly life drawing group at Port Noarlunga Arts Centre on alternate Monday evenings from 7.00 to 8.30, starting on Feb 13. It costs just $12 and includes coffee or tea. On the alternate Monday we meet for portraits, and the first 4 portrait sessions will be tutored for those who need extra help. If we can recruit more people we can make the sessions longer – perhaps finish at 9pm. Please contact me via the Meetup group if you’re interested.