Stafford College discontinued their Friday morning Life Drawing and Painting class at the Hall in 2016.
Class members decided to form a Life Drawing Group and now run the class themselves, without a tutor. All abilities are welcome, but there is no formal teaching. Two members of the Group are experienced Life Drawing tutors, and they will help beginners get started, or assist anyone who gets stuck, if asked.
The Group is a friendly one, and is run on traditional lines, with silent working during poses and a combination of long and short poses during the term. Two-week poses are set from time to time for those wanting to do extended work, and/or painting.
Easels, drawing boards, and donkeys are provided, but class members bring their own materials. Beginners are recommended to bring with them some cartridge paper (A2 in size) and a soft pencil (a B, 2B or 3B would be a good start). Drawing boards are provided, but you would need to bring your own masking tape or board clips.
Class times: Friday morning 9.30-12.30. We take a tea/coffee break during the morning, tea/coffee is provided at 20p to cover costs, but you can bring and brew your own if you prefer.
2017-2018 dates will be:
Autumn term: Friday the 22nd of September to Friday the 8th December (inclusive, with no class on the 27th October) 5 + 6 weeks
Spring term: Friday the 12th of January 2018 to the 23rd of March (inclusive, with no class on the 16th or the 23rd of Feb) 5 + 4 weeks
Summer term: Friday the 13th of April until Friday the 29th of June (inclusive, with no class on the 1st of June). 7 + 4 weeks
The cost for next term has been reduced to £10 per session, payable for each half-term in advance. If students know at the start of term that they will miss particular sessions, they pay in advance only for those they will be attending, but in order to keep the class financially viable, there are no refunds for any further missed classes.
For anyone wishing to have a one-off 'taster' session to see if they would like to join us, it will also be possible, by prior arrangement, to have a single session at £10.
Anyone interested in joining the Group, having a 'taster' session, or who would like any further information, please contact Alison on