What we're about

Life Drawing has long been considered the best way to learn to draw and can be an enjoyable and therapeutic experience for anyone regardless of experience.

Trish is skilled at teaching the subject to people from absolute beginners to students on BA/masters courses and professional artists, bringing the extra insight of her time spent learning with and teaching life drawing to animators.

Whilst the whole subject of drawing is taken seriously, tutored sessions are lively and engaging, introducing a variety of techniques and ideas which are delivered with humour. Individuality and independence are encouraged, and activities are adjusted to the ability of the artist, whether beginner or experienced.
The intention is to provide the type of sessions we would like to attend - with the flexibility of pay-as-you-go, a variety of venues and models and varied activities. Do look at the comments on the website from people who have attended sessions!

The aim is not so much to get a finished drawing as to explore different techniques, increase confidence, encourage personal style. Newcomers are surprised how fast they progress. Some more experienced artists may opt to work untutored some or all of the time (do say if you prefer this) but most enjoy joining in. There are warm ups followed by a range of activities both traditional and new to inspire, and a longer pose where one to one help is available.

Most venues have a café or some way of making drinks during the break.

There is a regular newsletter with dates and a weekly text for those who find it helpful (you can request this via the contact page on the website).

All Day Life Drawing Workshops 2019:

10-4 at Parkstone Baptist Church, £40 including £10 deposit. Pre-book only. Guidance available if required. See website for further information.

We have a facebook page which you are welcome to follow:

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For contact details see http://www.trishvisualarts.weebly.com

Upcoming events (5+)

Simply Sketching (Figure and Form) with Trish

PARKSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH

Figure and Form is aimed at people who are not ready for or interested in Life Drawing. Ideal for the nervous beginner and creatively anxious, but suitable for any ability, this is an informal fun session using a variety of approaches to sketch the figure with the help of our friendly, obliging (full clothed) muse. All materials are provided. Please do not be put off by lack of RSVP, some people have found us at our previous location. £12 per session.

Life Drawing with Trish, fourth Friday each month

Moordown Community Centre

Life Drawing - drawing from the human figure. Suitable for anyone from the absolute beginner through students and professionals. A tutored session with various activities however feel free to say if you just want to do your own thing for all or part of the session. The sessions are intended to be fun, varied, instructive and supportive and usually include warm ups and a longer pose. These are pay-as-you-go sessions so no need to commit to a term. Don't worry if not many did RSVP, a lot of people knew us before meetup. £10 a session until end September 2018, thereafter £12. All materials are included. Moordown sessions are run on the second and fourth Friday afternoon each month and first Wednesday evening (additional sessions at other venues). Drinks available on site. I provide materials, paper and drawing boards but feel free to bring anything you want.

Life Drawing With Trish

Moordown Community Centre

Life Drawing - drawing from the human figure. Suitable for anyone from the absolute beginner through students and professionals. A tutored session with various activities however feel free to say if you just want to do your own thing for all or part of the session. The sessions are intended to be fun, varied, instructive and supportive and usually include warm ups and a longer pose. These are pay-as-you-go sessions so no need to commit to a term. Don't worry if there aren't many RSVPs as people know us from elsewhere and last month had a good number. £12 a session .All materials are included. Moordown sessions are run on the first Wednesday evening each month and the second and fourth Friday. There is a cafe on site

Changing Faces Portrait Group With Lilly

PARKSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH

This is a friendly relaxed group open to all abilities, meeting on the Second Thursday of each month. We have one pose for the duration of the session, a great opportunity to get out the paints. For those that work faster there is plenty of room to move around enabling you to study the model from a variety of angles. Although this is an untutored group Trish is usually available for guidance for those who want it. Each month we have a different Themed costume for the model to wear - this aids in creating a little diversity and interest. You will need to bring the materials that you wish to work in although boards to lean on can be provided. Don't be put off by the lack of RSVP, a number of people have found us through other routes. As far as I am aware there are no Themed Portrait or Life Drawing groups locally. We are Unique in this regard. Continues to be £10 a session to include refreshments (October 2018)

Past events (98)

Life Drawing with Trish

Beaufort Community Centre

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