A big thanks to everyone who came to our Wednesday EDD at the Syrup of Soot (38 Museum Street). We were graced by Tiziana's languid, expressive poses and overwhelmed by another one of Frederique's culinary masterpieces. She's a renowned pastry chef who's agreed to help us with our goal of mixing fine cake still lives and life drawing (try some of her mouth-watering work at Syrup of Soot). We hope to see more of you for next weeks penultimate class!
As the festive season approaches we've started to make private bookings for Eat, Drink Draw events. If you would like to host an Eat, Drink Draw party yourself, do let us know! It's a great way to ring in the holidays with a completely novel event.
Thank you everyone who came out last night for our first session with props. David did an absolutely incredible, sometimes eye-watering, high endurance work with a rope, beachball, scarf and mirror. We'll be continuing our work with props next week with Manko (regular class 6:15-7:15, props class 7:30-8:30). For those of you new to the idea--props give models an opportunity to illustrate muscle groups otherwise inaccessible through standard modelling.
Anyway, take a look at some of our members fabulous work from last night!
Hello Life Drawers!
We know we haven’t posted in a while—we’ve been super busy as SLD grows, and as we pursue our goal to bring art-making back to central London!
Which brings us to our most exciting news. SLD is proud to introduce Eat, Drink & Draw in Bloomsbury (Syrup of Soot, 38 Museum Street WC1A 1LP; Wednesday from 6:-8:30 from November 15 to December 6).
Eat, Drink & Draw is a collaborative effort that addresses two of our most basic needs—to eat cake, to drink and to draw. On the top floor members will draw an elaborate display of cakes and pastries to be eaten at fixed intervals. The elusive active still life, in other words, which changes as the night goes on. Think Renaissance still-lives with a modern twist and higher sugar content.
On the bottom floor, we’ll have a life drawing class in one of Syrup of Soots beautifully ornate rooms. Enjoy a truly engaging life-drawing experience with multi-model views from the baroque mirror and evocative lighting.
Attendees will be able to mingle and switch classes if they desire during the break, enjoy their own wine (£2 corkage fee), and maybe make some Wayne Thiebaud-esque paintings of the cafe’s pastry box display (or buy some to take home).
We’re super excited and spaces are filling up fast so be sure to RSVP on the meetup page https://www.meetup.com/Eat-Drink-Draw/ . Alternately, you can e mail us here at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list. Prices are £14/Session, or £50 if you sign up for all 4 classes upfront. Oil pastels are free to use, with a starter pack including a. A3 paper pad, solid graphite artist’s pencil and rubber available for only £10.
Can’t wait to see what we all produce!