Friday 9 December 2016

Christmas class dates

I thought we would work until Christmas,
so that's Mornings; Tuesday 20th, Weds 21st and Thurs 22nd December
and for Wednesday Evening Life Drawing...
Blue and I are happy to be here on 21st, but could you let me know before next Wednesday (14th ) if you want to come...  (its only £12 a session till Christmas if you fancy a one off.... )
and we start again on 3rd, 4th and 5th. January 2017
Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year!

Thursday 8 September 2016

Fabulous start to the new term

Wow, such energy, diversity, excitement. Who could ask for more.... Lots of new people diving in, getting with the swing... the room was buzzing.
Gestural sketches flowed....

 hands got going with the charcoal...

Work was created.

Wednesday 31 August 2016

Autumn Art Classes in the Studio with Annabel

Good Morning Everyone.
I hope you had an enjoyable summer. Its time to check out your timetable for the coming months. Art Mornings are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9.30 - 12 am (note the new Wednesday mornings if that's more convenient for you)
They work as a drop in, you don't have to stick to a particular day, but it is good to know if people plan to turn up for the first time. 
Wednesday Evening Life Drawing starts again next week on the 7th September at 6.30 - 8.30 pm.

Friday 26 August 2016

One Day Workshop on Saturday with Orwell Art Club; Paint/Colour/Freedom... with acrylics

Nine members of the art club arrived in the studio for their all day workshop, bright, early and eager.
The workshop was from 10 till 4, time enough to really get into it.
They worked hard, were open to exploration and I hope were very happy with their results.
See for yourself from the few photos of their paintings below.

Tuesday 7 June 2016

A quick update for you.

2nd of July
You are invited to the 2nd Summer Exhibition of students work... Come and celebrate with us!
Saturday 2nd July 6.30 - 9.30pm and continues Sunday 2-6pm
9th of July
A demonstration/interactive performance
on Saturday 9th July at 3.30pm.
Underneath the skin, an exploration into the identity of Leo Collins  
by Annabel Mednick

Leo is 23,he has cerebral palsy and he tends to move a lot which can be challenging for the artist.
The call and response between the artist and the sitter is an exciting, fluid experience and one that Leo and I would like to share with others.

In the performance/demonstration we talk together as I try to discover how to represent the external and internal self. How is a person with a disability perceived when immortalized in stillness? The audience are also engaged as I ask for their opinions and directions.
- Please let me know if you would like to come.

on another note....
My warmest congratulations and best wishes to two of my young and talented students, Elli and Albert who go off to University in September to start their life in Art!

And a quick reminder of my Summer Classes until August.
Tuesday and Thursday Art Mornings 9.30 - 12.00
Wednesday Evening Life Class 6.30 - 8.30 pm
I am planning to add a Wednesday morning and Tuesday evening sessions from September if I have enough people so please contact me if you think this might interest you. 
Hope to see you soon.

Wednesday 13 April 2016

A good question posed to me last night!

"Dear Annabel, Is the evening class Wednesday A  Life Drawing Class  or a Figure Drawing Class?"

So that got me thinking...
Initially I replied.

"I call it life drawing because we draw / work from a model (usually wearing vest and pants)  and cus I guess I have always referred to this as life drawing....But not sure I know the difference. Hope that answers your question."

But on reflection this morning added

" Actually a good question, its got me thinking...I think I call it life class not just because we work from a live person but we are also looking at essence of the being as a way to explore and develop, not just the form and shape of the figure.
so using the model as a source, this gives the artist room to interpret and try to get beyond the simply what does the person look like...
or something on those lines..."

Monday 11 April 2016

Just a quick reminder

This terms life drawing class begins again this coming Wednesday evening and there are day art classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
I have a lovely invigorating program planned for you.
I hope you can make it and please pass this email on to anyone who you think may be interested.

Friday 26 February 2016

The year is passing by quickly

There are just four more Wednesday evenings before we have a couple of weeks off for easter.
so please come along. Still a bargain at £48 for four weeks. (£15 drop in)
Here are some dates for your diaries.
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, March Life drawing 6.30 - 8.30 (we are drawing blues back..looking at light, subtle changes in muscle form, contrast of textures, and changes in position.)
30th March and 6th April - break
Class resumes again13th April.