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)

Working Without a Model CANCELLED - A chat and create session

Moordown Community Centre

£9.00

A chance to work alongside other people on whatever you choose. Although there will be a nod to my regular classes with a life or portrait model, this session will not be strictly about the human form or face. A two hour session where we work from items or pictures in a relaxed, less structured session where I can help you or you can just enjoy chatting as you work on something of your own choice in a friendly environment. I will bring books with pictures of various aspects of the human body from skeleton through whole figures. You are welcome to bring anything you feel you would like to work from, so if you would like to paint a landscape or draw a still life, just bring your subject and any materials you expect to need. If you prefer to create in 3d (anything - faces, buildings, name plates), look at my website page on Paper 'n' Glue to see what is possible and have a chat with me over what will be needed. This session will be £9. Don't be put off by the lack of RSVP, a number of people have found us through other routes. We also have Life Drawing and Portrait at this and other venues as well as the occasional All Day Life Drawing Workshop.

Changing Faces (Parkstone Portrait Group) CANCELLED With Lilly or Trish

PARKSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH

£12.00

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 if you want to. For those that work faster there is plenty of room to move around enabling you to study the model from a variety of angles. Drawing the whole figure or focus on the head and shoulders. Work unhindered or have one-to-one help from Trish if you want it. A variety of models who will dress in their own individual ways. Drawing boards, paper and some materials available though feel free to bring your own materials, easel etc. Don't be put off by the lack of RSVP, a number of people have found us through other routes. We also have a clothed session with various poses and more structured activities (similar to those in life drawing) on the Third Thursday of month at Parkstone, and Life Drawing at other venues as well as the occasional All Day Life Drawing Workshop. Continues to be £12 a session to include refreshments (May 2019)

Life Drawing with Trish CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

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 have done RSVP, most people found us before we started meetup. £12 a session. Materials are included, no need to bring anything. Moordown sessions are run on the first Wednesday evening each month and the second and fourth Friday afternoon. There is a cafe on site.

Life Drawing with Attic at the Goat CANCELLED, booking essential

The Goat and Tricycle

£12.00

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 however please ensure you book to come as places are limited (although not many have done RSVP, people are replying through different routes). Please note 7.30 start. £12 a session. Materials are included, no need to bring anything. Drinks available for donation. Sign in at bottom of stairs. Please contact Trish if you would like to attend [masked].

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