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Fundamental Life Drawing - Christmas Special: Chocolate and Ginger

This is a special seasonal version of our Fundamental Life
Drawing workshops where we are exploring drawing, posture, and movement in a
fun experiential way.

Expect ….

a relaxing meditation yoga Nidra style

a taste of chocolate and ginger

instructed movement to feel the shapes in your
own body before drawing

fully demonstrated and guided drawing techniques

a playful and fun session


Fundamental Life Drawing aims to use
some of the techniques and practices of yoga to engage us with awareness of
body, breath, energy, mood, and intuition and combine this with ways of drawing
and mark making in connection with the human figure.


After a warm-up with movement and
mark-making, we’ll be ‘waking up’ with tastings of chocolate and ginger to explore
two themes through our bodies and drawing: 
Firstly, we’ll be  exploring the
gestural nature of ‘open versus closed’ poses, and then, we’ll turn towards the
theme of ‘smooth versus spicy’.

For each of the themes, Deborah will
guide us through experiences of movement followed by Sabine’s mark making on
paper -  focussing on the drawing’s
gesture and its texture and tone. This is followed by drawing the life model
performing such poses. We will continue to alternate between moving ourselves
and drawing.


For each of the themes, Deborah will
guide us through experiences of movement and Sabine showing ways of drawing the
figure based on such embodied experiences.

In the last part of our workshop,
learners will have time to draw the model in a way that suits them to allow for
the opportunity to incorporate and utilise any useful learning and influences
from the session. Deborah will adjust poses and movements to suit the mobility
of each learner and both, Sabine and Deborah, will provide individual guidance
and advice throughout the session. 


No previous experience is needed
neither with yoga nor with drawing. Learners need to bring soft pencils (2B, 4B
or softer) and a sharpener. If you do not have a yoga mat, please, let us know
and we can lend you one.


Sabine will supply A2 size cartridge
paper that can be bought in the session for 14 p/sheet. The session will take
place in the big hall.

Deborah is a trained and CNHC
registered Yoga Therapist and a yoga teacher with decades of practice and seven
years of teaching experience. She is also a visual artist and digital environmental
games artist of 27 years.

Sabine is a Fashion Designer and
visual artist with many years of experience in teaching Art & Design in
Further Education. She currently teaches Drawing at the Wilmslow Guild and
studies for a practice-based PhD exploring drawing and illustration at the
University of Chester. This session is suitable for all levels of drawing
expertise and physical mobility.


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Choose a time you'd like to attend:

Dec 04, 2021 10:00am - 12:30pm

About the teacher

Sabine Kussmaul

Sabine trained as a fashion designer with the aim to combine a fascination for drawing with the exploration of the sculptural potential of the human figure. After some time...

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