Multi-sensory life drawing with your eyes and ears
From Caravaggio to Klee; Kandinsky to Richter, learn how different artists have inspired, or been inspired by, music of the time, before creating your own musical masterpiece from life. With expert, informal, guidance, and an array of experimental exercises, this is a unique opportunity, for anybody of any artistic experience, to create individual, expressive drawings from life (and witness a musical performance from a rather talented model). In a series of new, experimental classes, tutor and figurative artist Dan Whiteson (FreeForm Life Drawing) and the Carousel team will be joining forces for some seriously tasty, arty afternoons. Designed for all abilities, these four-hour long sessions, specially created for Carousel's beautiful event space, will be a heady mixture of art history, performance, drawing, informal tuition and creative experimentation; all set to an eclectic playlist and framing a delicious one-course lunch and drink from the revered Carousel kitchen. Lunch for the day is: Swaledale lamb, purple sprouting broccoli, chilli and anchovies. Using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, Carousel head chef Ollie Templeton (ex-Moro) and his right hand men, Matt Voisy (ex St John Bread & Wine) and Tom Ryalls (ex-St John Bread & Wine and Moro), will be rustling up fresh, sophisticated food, bursting with big flavours to ensure you are in peak condition to get creative! Each month will be themed and exercises will be inspired and informed by the practises of certain artists and artistic movements. Expect to be challenged, inspired and shocked as you learn to re-engage with the freedom and joy of creating. Class breakdown: - 1 hour of art history, experimental drawing exercises and tuition based on theme - 1-hour lunch - 2-hour life drawing class inspired by theme Over 16s only. No photography permitted during life drawing section of event. Each ticket includes a one-course lunch and glass of wine.
"He (Whiteson) teaches students to liberate themselves from the constraint of rules and avoid simple replication. Invited to draw inspiration from the human form, you can truly let your creativity flow without having your skills judged."