{Wild} Life Drawing - Lautrec & the Drunken Bourgeoisie

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Imagine being able to step back in time and capture the cabaret atmosphere that Henri Lautrec famously immersed himself in. 

Fun, engaging, costumed, vibrant, colourful ~ this session is a life drawing extravaganza like no other. Leave the pressure to make a perfect picture at home, and join us for an afternoon or evening of excitement and vibrance.

With a carefully curated background soundtrack of french gypsy / electro swing / cabaret and an incredible range of movement and theatrical poses from an enigmatic Naarm-based cabaret performer ~ this unique event is not to be missed. 

Guided by an experienced and passionate local artist, the event will start with an introduction to relevant Lautrec artworks and muses for context and atmosphere. Some tips and tricks will also be introduced to deal with 'blank canvas paralysis'.

Then, drawers will be guided through short and medium length poses whilst exploring some new and completely freeing drawing techniques. This will lead up to some theatrical movement-based poses to enable you to explore gestural impressionism and express dynamic movements in a range of mediums. Finally, the session will close after a longer, portrait pose wherein you can hone the skills you've learnt.

Beginners to experienced artists are welcome; guidance will be provided and tuition will be available to newbies throughout the session. You will also receive a complementary cocktail on arrival. 

Bring a buddy along and enjoy 2 for $25 on cocktails to get you loosened up and into the groove. Share platters are available with vegan, veggo, GF, cheesy and meaty options. Plus $10 Raspberry Collins and $10 Dark n Stormies. 

Class size is limited to provide a covid-safe environment, so book early to avoid missing out on a seat. 

Drawing boards, paper and charcoal will be available along with a range of materials for you to experiment with. Feel free to bring anything you are comfortable drawing with or have been meaning to try out.