£45 per person [Members: £36]
This class is for adults 18+
6pm-9pm, early access into the exhibition permitted from 5pm.
Although elected a full member of the Royal Academy in 1939, it was still deemed highly improper for women to attend life drawing classes. Laura Knight was excluded from attending the same classes as her male contempories.
Despite this Knight produced beautiful paintings from nude models that she hired herself, becoming one of the first female artists to paint the nude in nature in her Newlyn paintings and creating stunning representations of women which subverted the traditional 'male gaze.'
Join us for an out of hours, female-led life drawing class celebrating the work of Laura Knight.
Enjoy an exclusive spotlight tour of Laura Knight: A Panoramic View focusing on Knight's nudes. You will then set up inside the galleries, and be guided through a number of techniques led by artist Sara Myers, to create your own observational drawings of a female life model.
This is an unique opportunity to experience and enjoy drawing a live model inside the exhibition. All materials will be provided.
Sara Myers is a Sculptor, she trained in London and New York and has always been passionate about the figure. She has exhibited in mixed exhibitions and Solo shows in London, New York and Cyprus. Her work ( both her own practice and commercial sculpting can be seen at www.saramyers.co.uk as can her workshops/ groups with the life models in drawing and sculpting.