Renowned South African artist, Derric Van Rensburg, will be giving one of his very popular acrylic painting workshops on 21 September at the Newlands Scout Hall. For more information, email Liz Pearson at email@example.com
This was our final Saturday life drawing morning for this year and a wonderful one to end off with. We had a new figure to draw – Anoeschka – who stood in for our morning’s scheduled model.
This was Anoeschka’s first time posing for life drawing, but she did an outstanding job. She gave us graceful poses that looked like beautiful dance movements frozen in time.
We had twenty-two enthusiastic artists, all sad that the sessions are over for the season, but very satisfied with what they’d produced.
We are so grateful to Lyn Northam for the loan of tables, stool and easels – thanks Lyn, don’t know what we’d do without you! – and to all the artists who helped us pack up afterwards.
On Saturday 20th July SASA members once again gathered early at the Scout Hall in Newlands for the penultimate Winter Life Drawing session.
Although there were only 17 participants, less than usual, we enjoyed a very productive session, thanks to the expertise of Desiree the model for the morning.
Because of her background in circus work, she managed to hold difficult poses, with twists in her torso which proved challenging, but enjoyable!
Many lovely drawings, paintings, and monoprints were produced.
As usual, tea, coffee and biscuits kept us all going during the break, and we once again thank Lyn Northam for the use of her equipment.
The sun came out on Saturday 13th July, and 28 enthusiastic members arrived early at the Scout Hall in Newlands to participate in the third of the SASA Winter Life Drawing sessions.
The model for the morning was Andrew (Andy) and in spite of an early morning incident in the traffic on his motorcycle, he was able to clear his mind, and hold some very strong and interesting poses.
The Hall went silent during the sessions, as members concentrated on their subject, once again using a large variety of mediums and styles to try to capture the dynamic poses.
As usual, very welcome tea, coffee, and biscuits were provided during the break, and many hands helped to clear up the hall in record time afterwards.
Thanks to the council members who were in charge, and once again, thanks to Lyn Northam for the use of her equipment.
On a cold and blustery Saturday, June the 2nd, we had the first of this year’s SASA Winter life drawing “dates” at the Newlands Scout Hall.
Dressed as our members were in jackets and beanies, we felt rather sorry for our model – thank goodness for blow-heaters!
Despite the weather, Robyn arrived, as cheerful as ever, sporting a new haircut and her accustomed confidence and gave us a wonderful selection of poses to draw.
The hours flew by, with everyone concentrating hard on their beautiful shapes, lines and shadows, experimenting with different techniques, or perfecting old favourites.
Some beautiful work was produced and the end of the morning saw a lot of satisfied artists heading homeward.
Thanks, as usual to those who stayed to help tidy up – it’s amazing how quickly it goes when there’s a good team!