The Newton Room at The Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham will be hosting an exhibition of work produced by four local artists throughout their recent eight-week Life Drawing course.
Michael Shields, Lynette Devlin, Ben Braddock and Sue Bagshaw will be displaying drawings made from male and female life models in variety of media from charcoal and pastel to inks. Poses lasted from just one minute to two hours, so expect to see expressively loose line drawing as well as more considered studies.
The classes were set up by professional artist Sarah Watson, who recently moved from London to Grantham. She said: “I think life drawing is the most liberating of artistic disciplines, and I wanted to pass on what I’d learned from classes at university and more recently from the London Camberwell School of Art. I like to create a fun and vibrant class, with lots of feedback and discussion from the students, encouraging their techniques to loosen up and flourish, so that their own styles emerge with more confidence and perhaps a broader perspective.”
What Sarah hadn’t anticipated was just how high the standard turned out to be. She said: “I was really excited as soon as the course started when it became clear what talented artists I would be working with. I am thrilled with the results.”
The exhibition takes place from January 12-26 and entry is free. The next eight week life drawing course with Sarah starts on Tuesday, March 5, at the Guildhall Arts Centre. To book a place, or for further information go to www.sarahwatsonarts.com or call 0774 811 0951.