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Winter Life Drawing Studio

Last Saturday, 26 of June, was the penultimate of this season’s life drawing sessions at the scout hall in Newlands. We had such an enjoyable morning drawing Gomez, new for us and a wonderful model. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He posed very comfortably, his shapes and gestures were beautiful and it was good to have some masculine muscles to draw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were once again well socially distanced – plenty of room in the hall – and adhered to all the rules with masks and hand-sanitisers. Everyone had another very satisfying morning of drawing and painting, producing some beautiful work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With just one more session to go, there’s still space for a couple more “drawers”, so if you’d like to join us, please email the SASA secretary, Nicole Riedler at secretary@sasa-artists.co.za

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SASA Winter Life Drawing Sessions

On Saturday 19 June, we had the third of this season’s Winter life drawing sessions at the Newlands Scout Hall. We were all masked up and well socially distanced and even though a door had to be kept open for fresh air, it was pretty warm for the middle of Winter, so nobody suffered too badly….although we still needed heaters on to keep our model comfortable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our model for the morning was Jessie – and what a wonderful job she did. Not afraid of getting into peculiar positions, she gave us some very interesting poses to draw and kept us all totally absorbed. Some beautiful work was produced and everyone went home happy.

Thanks to Val and Chris for admin and to Avril for the tea……and of course, all those who helped pack up afterwards.

If you’d like to attend the remaining two sessions, please email our secretary, Nicole – secretary@sasa-artists.co.za – the cost will be R80 per session.

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SASA Winter Life Drawing

We had a great start to the SASA Winter Life drawing sessions – our first was on Saturday 5 June – with Sinead modeling for us. We were well socially distanced and all masked up.

Though the scout hall is always a little chilly, it was warmer than expected and our model was kept nice and warm with all the heaters going. The rest of us had our woollies to keep us warm.

Sinead is the perfect life drawing model. She is totally relaxed in her body and presented us with beautiful and interesting poses, that together with her lovely “Renaissance” colouring, inspired us to new heights of drawing.

 

 

 

 

 

The morning went very smoothly, thanks to Chris, who did all the admin; Val, who took charge and Avril for the catering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was good to see everyone again – old and new faces making beautiful art together – and all lent a hand with the set-up and take-down, for which we’re very grateful.

There may still be space for a couple more artists, so if you’re interested in joining the next session, please email Nicole Riedler – secretary@sasa-artists.co.za

 

 

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27 July SASA Winter Life Drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Winter Life Drawing

 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.

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13 July Life Drawing

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.

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Life Drawing at the Athenaeum

13 September was the last of this year’s scheduled Thursday evening life drawing sessions at the Athenaeum and due to lack of interest, probably not to be continued in the new year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These sessions take a lot of organisational as well as practical input from the council members whose portfolio it is and have proved “non-cost-effective” for SASA. So, for the few who actually got there, sorry – we tried! We will, however still be having our usual five Saturday morning slots at the Newlands Scout Hall in June/July next year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy was our model for the evening – thanks Andy, for stepping in at  such short notice.

 

 

 

 

 

We were a very small group, but had a good time, with much experimentation and sharing of equipment going on, as well as much concentration, resulting in the need for much relaxation between poses!…..and some really interesting work. Well done everyone.

 

 

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Evening Life Drawing at the Athenaeum

On a rather cold and wet Thursday August 16, we had our third life drawing evening for the year – there’s one more in September and still space if you’re interested. Have a look at the most recent SASA newsletter for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those who managed to be there were delighted with our model Taitai, with her huge hair and generous curves and inspired to create some lovely work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had to really get to grips with foreshortening (or change position!) for some of her poses, which were deceptively demanding and required absolute concentration. This is when that old rule comes in so handy “….draw what you see and not what you think you know”.

Our regulars were dismayed to realise we only have one more booking for this year, but we will carry on with the evening sessions next year, if there’s enough positive feedback, so if you’d like to attend, let your interest be known.