Swords and Sorcery: comics life drawing at Orbital

Join us for the next instalment of life drawing designed for comic artists and illustrators, which takes place at the Eisner Award-winning Orbital comic shop in the West End of London!

This Fantasy-themed session will feature swords, axes and other weapons being wielded by costumed models Manko and Viktoria Ash, posing in dynamic battle scenes.

Viktoria is a great new model and we are delighted to introduce her in this AMC session.

This 2 hour event will be hosted by Jason Atomic.

Doors: 7pm, start sketching at 7:30

Tickets on sale via Orbital Comics – £20, including art materials and refreshments.
Don’t wait! They will be sure to sell-out quickly!

Riot Grrrl! Life drawing with Kat and Manko

This life drawing session will be an exciting first-time collaboration between two artists/models: AMC founder Manko and a young London artist, curator and DJ Kat Hudson!

Kat’s personal art practice spans across painting, collage, and illustrative work. Her curatorial practice explores the work of her peers, popular culture and context of the contemporary art and club scene in London. Kat’s projects include clubnight Femmetopia, London’s first non-binary drag competition and pop-up gallery space The Retro Gallery London.
See more from Kat on Instagram

Expect a rrriotous soundtrack and arty take on the theme with these powerful women! Make your own zine!

Riot grrrl is an underground subculture movement originating in the early 1990s, organised to end ageism, homophobia, racism, sexism and, especially, physical and emotional violence against women and girls, through music, DIY ethic, zines, art and political action.

All levels welcome, join our friendly and social crowd of regulars

Full bar, and themed soundtrack

Table spaces, comfy seats and easels

Tickets in advance: £15 via BigCartel
Admission on the door: £20

Free paper and art materials, courtesy of Great Art.

Chairs and drawing boards provided, some easels and table spaces available.

Please join us for a drink afterwards! We’re a friendly bunch of like-minded creatives and enjoy chatting, brainstorming, getting feedback and swapping ideas!

Eros and Psyche: Valentine’s with Manko & Carla

AMC Valentine’s themes are usually quite dark and Noire, however this year AMC founders Carla and Manko decided to embrace the subject of classical romance!
 
The love story between Eros, the god of desire, and Psyche, the personification of the human soul, is probably one of the most wonderfully enduring in classical mythology, and has inspired museums-full of beautiful artwork through the centuries.
 
This tale, the epitome of love, will take place on stage at The Underdog Gallery, embodied by Carla and Manko during this life drawing session just two days before Valentine’s day.
 
Eros (or, as the Romans knew him, Cupid), son of Aphrodite was obsessed with love and desire, always depicted shooting arrows at people‘s hearts in order to make them fall in love. Manko can’t wait to create an androgynous version of this god god, seen as a powerful, yet mischievous angel.
 
Psyche (or anima), was the most beautiful woman on earth, personifying the purity of the human soul, learning to find eternal happiness whilst transcending passion and misfortune.
Psyche is human, often depicted with butterfly wings, symbolising the fleeting beauty of the human soul, and it’s a perfect role for Carla.
 
In this beautiful love story between Eros and Psyche, we see both the perseverance of Eros possessed by passion and the efforts of Psyche to overcome the many obstacles placed in front of her in order to experience the wonders of love.
 
Can you think of a more beautiful way to celebrate Valentine’s day? Because we can’t!
 
All levels welcome, join our friendly and social crowd of regulars!
Full bar, and themed soundtrack.
 
Table spaces, comfy seats and easels.
 
Free paper and art materials, courtesy by Great Art.
 
(£15 in advance via EventBrite, £20 cash on the door)

Drawing Tarot: Art Model Collective revisits the Tarot Deck

This January, Underdog Gallery opens the season with an art show from two Polish artists, fine art photographer Sylwia Makris and sculptor Tomasz Gornicki – called Tarot & Archetypes.

Tarot theme is very close to our hearts.

Coincidentally in 2017/8, we at Art Model Collective have been creating our own series of collaborative multi-model life drawing events with a musician Gene Serene.

What a perfect excuse, therefore, to bring the exhibition and life drawing together and revisit our favourite Tarot characters!

For our “Drawing Tarot” event, Carla and Manko will select their favourite characters to revisit, surrounded by pertinent and evocative curation of brilliant artwork on the gallery walls.

Art Model Collective have already recreated many Tarot cards with life music, guest models, sets, props and costumes. Our “Evoke Archetypes” event series featured Major Arcana characters like The Fool, Magician, High Priestess, The Devil, Tower, Lovers, Strength, Temperance, Chariot, World, Hermit, Emperor and more.

Which cards you’d like to see evoked on stage?

Join us on Tuesday 29 January, 7-9:3pm for some life drawing!

(Tarot & Archetypes exhibition opening: 25th January 6pm)

All levels welcome, join our friendly and social crowd of regulars!

Full bar, and themed soundtrack.

Table spaces, comfy seats and easels.

Free paper and art materials, courtesy by Great Art.

(£15 in advance via BigCartel, £20 cash on the door)

Catsuits & Rayguns: comics life drawing at Orbital

Five years ago, Manko and Atomic started life drawing sessions at Orbital Comics shop in West End, and it was called CATSUITS & RAYGUNS – aimed at comic artists and illustrators.

We are re-visiting this classic theme at Orbital this January with two catsuited models in action poses and a plethora of rayguns for you all to sketch in the relaxed and fun environment of a after-hours comic shop! What could be more comicy?!

The 2 hour session will be hosted by Jason Atomic.

Doors: 7pm, start sketching at 7:30

Tickets for this class are just £20, incl. art materials and refreshments, and sure to sell-out quickly!
Get them at:
http://www.orbitalcomics.com/catsuits-rayguns-life-drawing-class-with-the-art-model-collective/

Russian Wintertales: life drawing and storytelling with Manko and Zoetica

On our first session of the year, AMC welcomes 2019 with a celebration of the Old New Year, guest-directed by Zoetica, honouring the mysterious deities of Russian folklore.

Gather ‘round frosty scenes accompanied by evocative readings of winter tales, in English and in Russian, as our models Manko and Moscow-born Zoetica introduce you to a cast of mythical sylphs and dryads – stars of stories dating back to the country’s pagan roots, recited around festive tables and whispered at bedtimes for hundreds of years.

According to the Julian calendar still used by the Russian Orthodox church today, the Old New Year falls on January 14th. Russian Orthodoxy is a fusion of christianity and old-world paganism, which has made for a folk culture steeped in dark mysticism and superstition. In this enchanted realm, seasons are personified, harvests are holy, animals speak, forests mumble, and dark corners teem with all manner of strange creatures. Some are good, others evil, and others yet can grant you wishes – for a price.

Womanhood, too, is sacred, spellbinding. The women in Russian fables are oracles, sorceresses, shapeshifters; a legion of powerful, nuanced beings, whose allegiances take entire sagas to discern. Artists worldwide have long paid tribute to these magnetic characters, and now we invite you to try your hand at capturing them. Join us for a unique evening of ancient folklore and opulent costumes, set your intentions for the coming year, and immerse yourself in the magic of Russian Wintertales.

All levels welcome, join our friendly and social crowd of regulars!

Full bar, and themed soundtrack

Table spaces, comfy seats and easels

Free paper and art materials, courtesy by Great Art.

(£15 in advance, £20 cash on the door)

https://artmodelcollective.bigcartel.com/product/russian-wintertales

 

Text and graphic by Zoetica, art by Vyacheslav Nazaruk and P. J. Lynch

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/

RIOT GRRRL! multimodel life drawing session

Finally! A much anticipated multi-model life drawing theme with a riotous soundtrack!
Art Model Collective celebrates the Riot Grrrls in music.

February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, in which *some* women got to vote for the first time in the UK.
To celebrate this key step in the process towards female emancipation and universal suffrage, we are hailing the irrepressible female spirit with a Riot Grrrl life drawing session!

Riot grrrl is an underground subculture movement originating in the early 1990s, organised to end ageism, homophobia, racism, sexism and, especially, physical and emotional violence against women and girls, through music, DIY ethic, zines, art, political action, and activism.

Our models will embrace each other in pure feminist consciousness and punk style as much as the original Rior Grrrls embraced their guitars, voice, and grassroots politics.

All levels welcome
Hosted by Jason Atomic
Admission on the door: £15
(As usual, we welcome other life models who have worked with AMC before to come and draw free of charge)

We’ll have some free art materials for spontaneously visiting artists, but as always, please bring your favourite tools.

Chairs and drawing boards provided, some easels and table spaces available.

Please join us for a drink afterwards! We’re a friendly bunch of like-minded creatives and enjoy chatting, brainstorming, getting feedback and swapping ideas!