Tuesday, 30 March 2004

Monday's Life Class

Probably because Blue Witch commented last week on how much we seem to get done each session I seem to have come back this week with half a tree worth of drawings. There were four others not worth keeping.

So we had a new model - a german dancer who was interested in non-trained approaches to dance where you sort of zone into a meditative state and let your body do whatever comes to it from there. He once worked for a Jewish sculptor who had him move slowly until a position presented itself that he liked and then he'd capture it and then get the model to continue moving. Apparently there is a sculpture in a fountain in Putney (I think he said Putney) that is of the man who modelled this evening. Its a piece about tensions and energy and although it is abstract the model can recognise his energy in the sculpture.

So we did something quite similar today - he moved until Ann said stop and then we drew for 30 seconds, this was followed by a movement pose where we had to capture the movement (these are the middle three and lower left drawing). Before this we did our ususal 20min, followed by a four minute and a two minute pose. Then after the break we had two 20 minute poses.

Candid Arts Trust: open access sessions and more formal taught courses in both life drawing and painting. Behind Angel tube, Islington - first left down City Road. Contact: The Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ, Tel: 020 7837 4237.

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