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Life Drawing ONLINE


During lockdown we are trying to find ways to keep everyone enthused, and entertained. We hold regular Life Drawing classes at Hampshire Art studio – at least we used to.

Now we are using ZOOM to get back to what we enjoy doing, but with the occasional twist.

The session is divided into 2 halves (a footballing term apparently) with the first half being guided by Kate Measham. If you want to do you own thing you can turn down the volume and ignore her; if you are a beginner you might find some of her tips helpful. There will be a number of quick poses, followed by longer poses. The second half will be one pose.

This week our model will be wearing something akin to a swimming costume. In the sessions to come we will vary this approach.


Please join us for a fortnightly life drawing class via ZOOM. The dates of classes are:

  • April 29th 6-8pm
  • May 13th 6-8pm
  • May 27th 6-8pm
  • June 10th 6-8pm

  • We will send you a link to the class on the morning of each session. To allow you to see us all, and most importantly the model, make sure you have the ZOOM app downloaded, then click on the link.

    • The class will start at 6.05pm.  Please be ready BEFORE you log on, with paper, pencils, charcoal and whatever materials you want to use.
  • We will send you an invitation to you log on to the class from 6.00pm onwards.
  • From 6.05 we ask you all to ‘MUTE’ yourselves – there is a button on screen to do this.
  • Kate will instruct the model, so you should only hear their voices
  • If you click on the square that holds the model she will become the main picture.  You should be able to make her square occupy most, if not all of the screen. If you click on the three little dots in the top right hand corner of per square an click ‘pin’ in the drop down menu you should be ok.
  • The model will do a series of 1 minute poses, 2 minute poses and a  30 minute pose followed by a tea and wee break of 10-15 minutes.
  • Kate will offer guidance until half time. Please feel free to ignore it. We can all have a chat through the break – so demute at this stage
  • At approx 7.00 we will have a 45 min pose and then time to look and discuss each others pictures if you want to.
  • Please bring own wine!
  • Each session will cost £10 pp please


    Buy Class

    Spread the word to anyone you think would be interested in online life drawing

     If you are new to ZOOM and worried about the technology please tell us. We can do an orientation session for 20 mins before the class. If you want to do this you will need to tell us beforehand.

    THIS CLASS IS FREE FOR ANY FRONTLINE WORKERS – PLEASE PASS ON THE MESSAGE.

    They will need to register with us so we can send them the code but will not be charged.

    Autumn Art Classes – enjoying the process


    All the best ideas come through practise, hard work and enjoying the process.

    A regular visual workout improves your dexterity, your understanding and your thought processes. Sometimes it is hard. You have to take risks, and it might not always be a masterpiece, but to get better you have to take a step into the unknown. Then, next time it won’t be so unnerving.

    Come to regular classes, work through different ideas in a supportive atmosphere and start enjoying the process.

    This autumn join a regular Thursday art course with a mix of drawing, painting and life drawing. There is a price incentive to sign up for batched days at a time. Equally you may want to only do Life drawing, or painting, or drawing. Maybe this sounds complicated – hopefully you can understand the variations.

    If you want to sign up or discuss options contact me Kate Measham

    Drawing

    • Thursday September 12th, 26th
    • Thursday October 17th, 31st
    • Thursday November 21st
    • 10.00 – 13.00
    • £40/morning

    These drawing sessions will be based on still lifes with a different focus each week. These will include: line, tone, markmaking, composition, and experimental drawing.

    Large drawing of Laval
    Enjoying the process of markmaking

    Painting

    • Thursday September 19th
    • Thursday October 10th, 24th
    • Thursday November 7th, 28th
    • 10.00 – 16.00
    • £80/afternoon

    To some degree these painting sessions will continue from the drawing sessions of the previous week. They will be based on the same Still life with a strong focus each week.

    Oil painting for beginners
    Spanish Biscuits, Casa Rosa

    This painting is from my spring trip to Casa Rosa.

    For the autumn trip have a look at Autumn in Andalucia

    Life Drawing

    • Thursday September 12th, 26th
    • Thursday October 17th, 31st
    • Thursday November 21st
    • 13.00 – 17.00
    • £50/afternoon

    dance movement sketch
    Pencil drawing of a girl dancing, moving to and fro.

    These afternoon sessions will include a variety of different styles of life drawing. These will include the following: measured, moving, from old master poses, two models, and experimental.

    To try and keep the pricing simple: if you buy any mix of 5 classes at one go you get a 5% discount. If you buy 10 classes at one go you get a 10% discount.

    If you want to sign up or discuss options contact me Kate Measham

    All classes will be at the Studio, Bransbury, SO21 3QJ. Have a look at Hampshire Art studio for more classes.

    In addition we have a student concession at Cass art who will give you a 10% discount on a basket of materials for classes with us.

    Summer Rain


    I can hear my garden heave a sigh of relief…grey, grey skies and rain at last. My husband seems to be fishing, or possibly hiding in a hut, watching the water levels rise.

    If you are reluctant to get an umbrella to get outside come and join a few summer art classes, inside if it is raining, outside if its warm, dry and appropriate.

    Some classes start this week. Pick and choose whatever suits the dates you are free.

    Drawing and Painting starts again on Thursday 6th June (click for more info)

    Music and Movement, Life Drawing with a twist, 4th July (click for more info)

    On the Shoulders of Giants


    Pablo Picasso, from Las Meninas by Velazquez

    If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.

    In a letter to Robert Hooke (15 February 1676) from Sir Isaac Newton



    May 14th-16th, 2019

    £270/3 days, to include a guided tour at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


    For more information about the course, or if you would like to book a place please contact me, Kate Measham – kate@artdrawpaint.com


    83-1520-studies-of-the-heads-of-two-apostles-and-of-their-hands-black-chalk-touched-with-white-on-greyish-paper-499-x-364-mm-the-ashmolean-museum-oxford

    There is so much to learn from artists of every period and from all parts of the world. The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has a fine and varied collection of paintings, drawings and   artefacts. Discover Michaelangelo’s studies for the Sistine Chapel, beautiful sketches by Raffael, to a mantle belonging to Pocahontas’ father.

    You’ll choose a piece of work to inspire you for the rest of the week.

    Research Day at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

    Tuesday, May 14th

    11.00 – 4.30

    We will have a guided tour of parts of the collection and you will have time to look around the rest of the museum.  Bring sketchbooks with you to take notes about various pieces. The museum has stools for anyone that would like to sit and draw.  Pencil and dry drawing materials are permitted – not paint or ink.

    The hardest part of the week is deciding which picture to choose as your starting point. Once you’ve decided you’ll use your time to copy the work.  If there are others by the same artist you will take notes of these too.

    “Bad artists copy. Good artists steal” (Picasso)

    May 15th, 10.00 – 4.30

    The Studio, Bransbury

    But copying is a good place to start…

    IMG_2539
    My charcoal version of a picture by Nicolas Poussin, ‘The Triumph of Pan’

    You will be copying your chosen work both as a whole and from various different areas.  By the end of today you will understand the composition, what impressed you about the work, and how to copy work and change the size.

    Today you Steal…Tomorrow will be yours…

    The Studio, Bransbury

    May 16th, 10.00 – 4.30

    Today is a transition from copying the chosen work into making it your own.

    You may want to work on one piece, a series, or a book…who knows. You may decide to interpret a renaissance painting using collage, or to create a book from small areas of a Uccello masterpiece. Equally, you can spend the day drawing an oversized version of a Pre-Raphaelite nun.

    For more information about the course, or if you would like to book a place please contact me, Kate Measham – kate@artdrawpaint.com

    I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

    Sir Isaac Newton