Time & Location
05 Nov 2020, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Online Zoom Event
About the Event
Our glorious Model: Xian
Welcome to our unguided Online Life Drawing session. We will be holding these twice a week during the lockdown to keep us all practising, to connect with other like minded people and just for a bit of fun!
When all this started, I wasn't sure if online Life Drawing sessions could work, but after some investigating and having a go myself, I realised it's really rather brilliant. Not only do you get the opportunity to draw, you also get to do it with other people - somehow there is still very much a community feeling and all the usual meditative benefits from a normal session.
ANYONE can do it, all degrees of skill - maybe you've been too nervous to give it a go at the Studio? Now is your chance to have a go in the comfort of your own home!
We're lucky to be in contact with some truly professional life models from all over the world, who have made the online leap with relative ease, setting up some great backdrops and lighting in their own homes. We'll be following a pretty typical pattern for the sessions: shorter warm ups followed by some longer poses with a break in between.
All you need to do is download the Zoom app, then you can be drawing to your hearts content for 2 whole hours with one of our amazing live models. Zoom is free and it's really pretty easy to navigate, it's being used the world over for meetings, online yoga sessions, guitar lessons and of course ART CLASSES!
Once you have paid for this session, you will get an email from us with very clear and easy to follow instructions on how to join in. You can join in alone, you can arrange to virtually 'meet up' with friends & family or you can make friends with the lovely people who are also drawing on the day. You’ll need a computer or tablet with good internet connection.
What to expect:
You will be able to see all the other artists drawing, but their screens will be small so once you get going, you don’t even notice them - much like being in the studio with other artists - the model’s screen will be large and central. At the beginning, end and in the break everyone will be able to communicate and say hello to each other, but during the session all microphones will be muted apart from mine and the models. If you have anyproblems / suggestions during the session you can unmute yourself or type me a message in the ‘chat’ box.
As with our studio sessions, we’ll start with several quick, warm up poses followed by some longer ones and there will be a 10 minute break in between - this will usually be around 8pm.
Please Note: Screen-grabbing, photographing or recording of this session (in any way) is STRICTLY PROHIBITED 🚫 Please respect the trust of the model.
You will need to show your face at the beginning of the session - this is to make sure that you don’t have camera equipment set up, that you are not underage and that you are genuinely an artist. Just to reiterate - Please make sure your video is on at the beginning - anyone who doesn’t will have to be removed from the session and that would be just horrible.
What else will you need?
Something to draw with
(anything from a good old fashioned pencil, charcoal, pen, crayons, colour pencils, pastels, ink or paints!)
Paper (loose sheets or sketchbook)
A nice glass of wine (optional)
Duration: 2 hours
NY: 2pm - 4pm
LA: 11am - 1pm
Indiana: 2pm - 4pm
Chicago: 1pm - 3pm
Buenos Aires: 3pm - 5pm
Portugal: 7pm - 9pm
Denmark: 8pm - 10pm
Paris: 8pm - 10pm
Berlin: 8pm - 10pm
Salzburg: 8pm - 10pm
Designed for adults - suitable for 16-18 at the parent's discretion, this is not suitable for anyone younger than 16 years old.
Free for all NHS & Key Workers. For anyone who'd like to come along but can't afford to at the moment, please do contact us, half price bursaries are available. Please contact us at: email@example.com
Online Unguided Life Drawing
Thursday 5th Nov, 7-9pm. Xian