The Other Art Club at The Talbot

Friend of BC, Sarah writes:

Every Wednesday the upstairs dining room at the Talbot transforms into The Other Art Club: a new life drawing class, taught by local artist Perienne Christian. Lured by the promise of free cava, I turned up for the launch night and had so much fun that I returned the following week.

Beginning with a series of short poses, the first half of the class is a warm up, designed to engage the parts of the brain that office jobs don't reach. Perienne suggests exercises and circulates unobtrusively, leaving you to do your own thing if you prefer. Half-time refreshments come in the form of home-baked biscuits and a nice cup of tea (or something stronger from the bar downstairs).

These are billed as life drawing classes with narrative - this really kicks in with the second half of the class. Last week's model took on a despairing pose based on a Titian masterpiece. As an absolute beginner, I was concentrating on giving her the right number of limbs, but I can see how the props would add an element of challenge for people with a bit more talent or experience. Perienne's on hand throughout and at the end of the session there's a chance to compare your efforts in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Venue: Upstairs at the Talbot
Time: Wednesdays 4-6pm and 7-9pm
Cost £14 in advance (first class half price)
Charcoal provided, paper available at cost price
https://theotherartclub.squarespace.com/

1 comments:

ERNESTVOLANS said...

This is a very good class I have seldom encountered a Life drawing class where the Organiser had any desire to stimulate the individual creative process - most ignore it - Perienne is amazingly aware of the history of art and that any reality has numberless interpretations - she makes suggestions as to how to proceed without seeming to interfere, which is a rare skill and is welcoming and positive in every way.

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