Life Drawing with Vanessa Luther-Smith at Studio 61

Come and experience the exciting challenge and fun of life drawing! Explore your creativity and draw the human figure from direct observation of a nude model. All are welcome whether you are a complete beginner or more experienced.

Vanessa will provide tuition, guidance, and inspiration in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. She will work with you individually at your own pace, supporting you to draw for pleasure whilst developing skills and confidence.

Dates: Tuesday evenings from 8th January 2013

Times: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £11.00 per session or £60.00 for six sessions

Booking: Classes can be booked on a session-by-session basis, or as a block of six. Early booking is recommended.

Please bring your own materials. tea and coffee provided.

Reconnecting Threads

In June Reconnecting Threads sees the return of textile artists Glammamamma and Purpleclaire, who exhibited at Studio 61 in 2012.  These ladies knit, weave, crochet, and stitch using a variety of traditional and innovative materials.  Exhibits will include framed pieces, vessels, jewellery, wearable art, and hangings.

Claire likes to knit without a pattern; using a freeform style to explore colour and texture. She knits landscapes, garments, and multi-purpose pieces. Her knitting and weaving incorporates yarns of many kinds, natural objects, recycled objects and other unexpected materials.

Preferring not to use her real name, Glammamamma continues to explore a craft often associated with a feminine tradition, with the use of hand knit, crochet, knitting machine, and weaving as a mixed media. This is then combined with old and vintage knit and crochet paper patterns, to highlight the struggles faced by women; particularly those who came to the UK in the 1950′s, 60′s, and beyond.

Graham Davies – One Man Show

Born in 1963 in Southeast London, Graham is a self taught artist and has been painting since he was around 10 years old.
He paints cityscapes and landscapes in oil, watercolour and mix media. He is particularly interested in bringing to life landscapes associated with London, his home town. One of Graham’s main fascinations is the River Thames. “I love the dry docks; I wish some of the old buildings could have been saved as the modern structures which replaced them are not so interesting to me”.
Graham paints plein air as much as possible, in all weathers, as he finds this really helps capture the atmosphere of the place he’s  painting. “This year I have been lucky enough to have been accepted as a guest member with the Wapping group of artists. They meet at different locations up and down the Thames to paint plein air. It has been a great experience to paint with these guys and has really boosted my confidence”.

In September, Graham is having a one man show, and will be exhibiting his wonderful paintings at Studio 61 again.

Watch this space for more details!!