This Tuesday our super friendly group met up for their weekly fix of charcoal and a cuppa, and, as always, such a fab and diverse mix of artists and styles emerged.
So, we asked the National Museum if we could deliver once a month life drawing in various rooms in the museum with a model or models reacting to the artworks in that room. We committed to delivering a minimum of one session in Welsh and also having a Welsh speaking artist on hand at all others. We said we’d work at times to suit the museum and would tweak the proposal to suit the museum.
Voluntary Arts Wales has initiated a growing network of public life drawing classes to support both the community and life drawing alike. They use municipal buildings and spaces that have fallen out of regular use (like libraries and churches) to host weekly sessions- advocating for arts involvement to the wider populace, regardless of background or experience.
2019 saw a raft of organisations artists and colleges asking for women only models. None could offer any valid reason apart from perhaps a college stating that the students were working on a project aimed at women.
We’ve been busy listing performance evenings and afternoons to mix up our regular provision of turn up and sketch, no need to book life drawing at Little Man Coffee Company in the centre of Cardiff.
A big thank you to the staff at Little Man – they are amazing and are always there to assist us and make our life not easier but definitely more pleasant… Unlike the staff employed by the ‘big man’, Google…
If you are a college needing a model do get I touch and we’ll work something out. Same goes for Uni or individual artist or small art group. And if you’re thinking of becoming a model then send us a message and we’ll see what we can do 🙂
We hope that our models will one day populate the cartoons of the future! To the future and beyond!
Please note that we will remove any of these privately operated proscribed art providers if they advise us that they are paying models £20ph or over and that they will mirror any increases in pay that we make in the future and that they do not start delivering life drawing in direct competition with us, for example, starting a new city centre life drawing evening on a Tuesday… As for the colleges and universities, we’ll remove those from this list if they choose to enter into a service level agreement with us for life model provision and agree to a five year plan with payment by invoice.
The Yoga session Andy has performed several times before and some like it, some don’t. The room were divided about the moving poses, so the salutes to the sun flow with the animators asking for more and the fine artists begging for longer static poses…