26 June -2 July 2017

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Life drawing and painting course led by Nigel Konstam and Julia Adams

 Julia and Nigel have just stepped in to replace the advertised tutor who was unable to come at short notice.  So far Julia has come up with some exciting ideas as follows: 

  • I'm really hoping that to continue with his idea of the morning life model slot ( 9.30 -12.30) would be great with a half hour break . A great way to start the day

  • The idea is to have lots of variety and interest and inspiration - I love the matisse set ups with large vases, interesting decorative table and chairs , large plants , patterned cushions and rugs . etc .The large mirror one end of the studio  would add  lots of interest.

  • I would be happy to bring along images of numerous poses by well known and not well known artists that can be used in particular for  the few quick  warm up poses at the start of a session. So again we have lots of variety and interest to choose from.

  • Nigel's idea of painting from his sculptures would fit in here because you could not only have them placed around the studio but as part of the set up too.  The one with the prodigal son by the church would be great to work from and also the stunning environment and views from there would be inspirational.

  • Possible visit to Alain Bonnefoit who works in Tuscany for 3 months in the summer with his life model. A visit to his studio in Certaldo would be great. He encourages people to visit and its a huge exiting place with his props and paintings all around. His sumi drawings are stunning and he is an example of an artist who has been very successful with  his studies in all media of the human form.

  • Nigel has a wealth of evening lectures and discussions that he can offer according to the interests of the group.

These are the ideas so far.  Please do come back to us with comments and suggestions.

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