AMC Sundays at LARA – III

Art Model Collective are thrilled to announce that will are starting a collaboration with LARA, bringing you your favourite and well-missed Sunday sessions at London Atelier Of Representational Arts in Clapham North.

Both AMC models, Carla and Manko, have been posing at LARA for many years, but so far – only individually, in weeks-long sustained extended nude poses, usually in classic contrapposto…. that is, up til now!

This collaboration has been brewing for some time, and finally, our dynamic duo of hard-working full-time models are set to bring their own style, sparkle, vitality and glamour to the sober academic environment of the atelier.

LARA is a well-resourced and highly professional atelier, established in 2008 in response to the rarity of rigorous, representational art education. It follows a highly-structured and systematic curriculum which emerged around the seventeenth century and later became the most common method of training painters. In its full-time and part-time courses, LARA teaches a methodical sight-size discipline in life drawing, painting and sculpture.

However this Autumn, AMC invite you to enter the well-equipped studio in Clapham North for a more relaxed approach to life drawing. Let’s take the inspiration from the environment of this excellent classical drawing atelier and see what artistic cocktail of inspiration our models can whip up at these relaxed, informal 3 hour Sunday afternoon sessions! It will be a truly unique blend of your beloved AMC events set in an academic environment.

Carla and Manko will host tributes to our favourite artists, posing together in a combination of short and long, clothed and nude poses, set to specially curated soundtrack.

These sessions will be untutored and open to every level of skill. 

Quick drawing is a great way to practise capturing the essence of a pose, without getting distracted by unnecessary detail. If an artist can capture the pose’s gesture and model’s basic body type in just a few well-judged lines, then they have mastered the block-in, the cornerstone on which any good drawing rests.

The drop-in sessions take place in the same figure room as the full-time course and therefore benefit from the excellent studio facilities. LARA studio has a range of different lighting options, from soft artificial light to harder spotlights of different colour temperatures, all at studio quality specifications.

LARA provide chairs and drawing boards for all and, additionally, there are easels available on a first-come, first-served basis.

We will have a selection of paper and free materials courtesy of GreatArt. Artists are encouraged to experiment with different media – varied charcoals, pastels, pencils, pens and even chunky markers. (You are welcome to use wet materials like inks and watercolours, but please bring your own).

Advance tickets are on sale via EventBrite, and the spaces are limited.

AMC Sundays at LARA – I – Frida

Art Model Collective are thrilled to announce that will are starting a collaboration with LARA, bringing you your favourite and well-missed Sunday sessions at London Atelier Of Representational Arts in Clapham North.

Carla and Manko will host tribute to our favourite artist, Frida Kahlo, posing together in a combination of short and long, clothed and nude poses, set to specially curated soundtrack and live reading by our models.

Both AMC models have been posing at LARA for many years, but so far – only individually, in weeks-long sustained extended nude poses, usually in classic contrapposto…. that is, up til now!

This collaboration has been brewing for some time, and finally, our dynamic duo of hard-working full-time models are set to bring their own style, sparkle, vitality and glamour to the sober academic environment of the atelier.

Carla and Manko will plunge deep inside Frida’s creative mind to express our endless respect and admiration for the woman and artist, using the fascinating exhibition at the V&A as the perfect excuse. Let’s celebrate Frida in our own unique way, merging the artist and her paintings into a tableau vivant!

Let’s take the inspiration from the environment of this excellent classical drawing atelier and see what artistic cocktail our models can whip up at these relaxed, informal 3 hour Sunday afternoon sessions! It will be a truly unique blend of your beloved AMC events set in an academic environment.

These sessions will be untutored and open to every level of skill.

LARA provide chairs and drawing boards for all and there are easels available on a first-come, first-served basis.

We will have a selection of paper and free materials courtesy of GreatArt. Artists are encouraged to experiment with different media – varied charcoals, pastels, pencils, pens and even chunky markers. (You are welcome to use wet materials like inks and watercolours, but please bring your own).

Advance tickets are on sale via EventBrite, and the spaces are limited.

Psychology of drawing: AMC workshop with Frank Gambino

Art Model Collective return to Underdog Gallery for Tuesday evening’s multi-model life drawing session.

This time we will have a guest artist, the brilliant charcoal master Frank Gambino, to share his measuring and sketching techniques, as well as discuss the psychology of drawing.

We will have long nude poses with Carla and Manko, so join us and Frank to immerse yourself in a long luxurious relaxed drawing or painting session!

All levels welcome!
Bar, table spaces and some easels.
Free paper and art materials courtesy of GreatArt

Tickets: £15 in advance or £20 cash on the door.

AMC at GreatArt: Blade Runner in-store session!

Art Model Collective are thrilled to start a sponsorship deal with GreatArt, London’s best art megastore.
To celebrate the beginning of this exciting partnership, we are bringing a FREE public life drawing session to the GreatArt store in Shoreditch!

Carla and Manko will design a dramatic dynamic costumed drawing session after the classical Blade Runner characters, Rachael and Pris.

The interactive expressive multi-model poses will be set in the “doodling” corner inside the store, and all GreatArt customers are welcome to join in this 3 hour event for free!

We hope to see you there!

https://www.greatart.co.uk/

AMC: now armed by GreatArt

In two humble years of our existence, we at AMC have enjoyed a few incredible partnership deals. Last year, for example, we were awarded an artist residency at LimeWharf. And this year we enter into a partnership with London’s best art supply store!

Today we are thrilled to announce an exciting sponsorship deal with GreatArt, which means that Art Model Collective sessions will now have a fantastic variety of art materials available for free courtesy of GreatArt! This is truly GREAT news for our drop-ins and first-timers, as well as our more forgetful regulars.

Carla and Manko poring over the catalogue of art materials at the GreatArt store in Shoreditch this morning

We at AMC are lucky to have a friendly and nurturing group of artists. It’s GREAT to see our amazingly talented regulars socialising before, during and after our sessions, discussing each other’s work, sharing tips, and even encouraging each other to try new materials.

For example, our beloved charcoal master Frank Gambino was inspired by Jason Atomic’s dynamic sketches to pick up felt tips. “If your art’s in a rut, change your materials,” Frank says.

We were mesmerised to see the experimental shift in Frank’s style:

Frank Gambino’s charcoal and felt tip artwork produced at Art Model Collective sessions

And although we can’t decide which style we love more, it’s clear that having a variety of materials at a life drawing session is of GREAT importance.

A bit more about our sponsors:

“GreatArt UK belongs to Gerstaecker family which has been supplying art materials for over 50 years.

The company’s initial customers were therapy centres that used art in all its forms to improve the quality of life for those with disabilities. Today, artists from every walk of life benefit from the Gerstaecker specialist ability to source and supply the finest art materials currently available.

Still very much a family business, Gerstaecker prides itself on the experience and expertise of its managers and staff whose specialist knowledge of the art supplies industry helps to ensure the efficient operation of Europe’s most comprehensive and competitive one-stop shop for quality art materials.”

Pick up GreatArt catalogue at AMC sessions, and ask us for 20% discount voucher

Needless to say, Carla and Manko love the vast and welcoming Shoreditch store, where customers can enjoy a complimentary coffee while trying out art materials and specialist paper in the bright comfortable designated area.

And watch this space! It’s where Art Model Collective are bringing a special free life drawing session in June, to thank GreatArt staff and customers for this brilliant partnership.

AMC’s Manko and Carla in the window of GreatArt store

From now on, GREAT ART will be officially made at our sessions!  We can finally raise our “I Love Art” brand pencils to celebrate the fact that Art Model Collective’s sessions will have a seductive variety of art materials to help you create even more greatness from life.

Check out Art Model Collective feature in GreatArt online magazine!

And try out new materials at the next AMC session you attend:

AMC GreatArt free material table at Underdog Gallery