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Friday morning life-drawing sessions are 9.30-12.30.

Life-drawing is an endlessly fascinating study. It gives us an opportunity to explore the beautiful structures in the human body and is the best combination of observation, composition, creative use of paint and drawing materials, hand-eye coordination and decision making that could be imagined.

The Group is a friendly one, and is run on traditional lines, with quiet working and a combination of long and short poses. Two-week poses are set from time to time for those wanting to do extended work, and/or painting.

The life-drawing sessions are organised and run by Peter Fletcher, an experienced life-drawing tutor, employ professional models, and are open to all levels of ability. If you love drawing, or would like to learn, give this a try.

Easels, drawing boards, and donkeys (small drawing benches) are provided, but students bring their own materials. You may bring with you your own choice of drawing paper (our drawing boards hold up to A2 size), a soft pencil (a B, 2B or 3B would be a good start) and an eraser suitable for your medium. Charcoal is also a wonderful and flexible choice. Some sheets of cartridge paper are available to buy at the venue at 30p per A1 sheet. You would need to bring your own masking tape or board clips.

If using oil paints please make sure you have low odour thinners or water-based oils.

We take a tea/coffee break mid-morning. Tea/coffee and a biscuit is provided at 30p per cup to cover costs, but you can bring and brew your own if you prefer. While the current Covid safety measures are in place at the hall please bring your own  mug.

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