Life Drawing at the Sketcher’s Salon
June 2, 2021
Hunter Artisan Gallery and Cafe
At The Sketcher’s Salon, learning to draw the human figure is regarded as the foundation of visual creativity. Drawing tutor Graham Davidson has over forty years of experience with life drawing, having started the practice as a teenager working in animation.
The sessions start out simply. Quick, one-minute poses allow just enough time to get a sense of the form and nothing else. As the session progresses, more time is allowed for drawing. More details may be observed.
Like meditation, drawing succesfully requires mindfulness. For that reason, it can be exhausting. However, numerous studies suggest life drawing stimulates the brain, fortifying the brain against degenerative diseases like dementia.
Unlike art schools, the atmosphere at The Sketcher’s Salon is relaxed. Socialising is encouraged. Wandering around during the break to look at the works of others is welcome. The Hunter Artisan Cafe will serve wine and coffee.