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ART NEWS: Draw! Brighton ** May 2020

“Draw was set up to provide flexible and affordable drawing eduction, accessible to everybody – during the Covid-19 pandemic we intended to honour that commitment. Our studio is be closed, but we will continue to provide online classes, tutorials and a bank of professionally taken life drawing and portrait reference photos for you to work from. Our online events are listed here on the timetable and you can access other resources through our Patreon, by clicking on the ‘Support Us’ link.”

 

From Draw Newsletter: 2020 / May

May is usually a busy time for Brighton’s artists and performers with the Artist Open Houses, Fringe, Festival and Great Escape all coming up; such large and public events now seem like a strange dream. Well, somnambulists that we are, we’re keeping active during this period of cultural hibernation and over the past month we’ve assessed how Draw can continue to full fill its duty to the community – connecting people, keeping artists & models in work and providing affordable drawing education to al of you at home. With the invaluable support of our patrons on Patreon we are putting together an expanding online programme of life drawing resources.

Draw Patreon
The Draw Patreon now contains a substantial library of drawing reference and blog posts that we are adding to weekly – it will be our main platform for providing materials and paying our team until we are able to re-open. This month we’re excited to be able to offer some bonus photo-sets and free online life classes for patrons; in June we’ll be releasing the first issue of the Draw Journal, posting printed copies out to all of our Patreon Patrons and in June/July we’ll be releasing our first video-based drawing courses. You can support the Patreon from just £3 per month and you’ll receive everything we create for £25 per month (less than a full day of life drawing in real life). Here’s what we’ve been doing with the money…

With our Patreon income and other donations this month we have:

  • Paid a share of £3200 to 9 freelance tutors, commissioning new blogs and artwork.
  • Paid a share of £3800 of 28 life models including new paid work like the photoshoots, cancelation fees for pre-booked models and emergency aid payments for models unable to afford food and basic living costs in March.
  • Commissioned over £1400 of original artwork and writing for the Draw Journal

Thank you for your support and kindness. I am getting to draw plenty here at home at the moment – the things I miss most is seeing all of you lot.

Stay well and keep drawing,
Jake x

 

PATREON ONLINE LIFE DRAWING 
    – Weekly Wednesdays
– 19:00-20:00 (‘Pub’ afterwards)
    – Jake Spicer
– Held online via Zoom

– Free to Patreon supporters
More details here
PATREON PORTRAIT CLUB
    – Thurs, 14th May ’20
– 19:00-20:00

    – Jake Spicer
– Held online via Zoom

– Free to £12+ Patreon supporters
More details here
PORTRAIT PHOTO-SET:
VIRGILE
    – Released Fri, 1st May ’20
    – Published on the Draw Patreon
– For ‘Portrait’ & ‘Life’ Patrons

– £12+ per month (+VAT)
Become a Patron here
CLOTHED POSE PHOTO-SET:
ELLE (BONUS)
    – Released Fri, 8th May ’20
    – Published on the Draw Patreon
– For all Patrons

– £3+ per month (+Patreon’s VAT)
Become a Patron here
PORTRAIT PHOTO-SET:
CARISSA
    – Released Fri, 15th May ’20
    – Published on the Draw Patreon
– For ‘Portrait’ & ‘Life’ Patrons

– £12+ per month (+VAT)
Become a Patron here
ONLINE LIFE DRAWING: LIVING ART WITH FRANÇOISE ODIL
    – Tues, 5th May ’20
– 13:00-14:00 & 19:00-21:00

    – Francoise Odil
– Held online via Zoom

– £5 (day) £8 (eve)
More details here
ONLINE LIFE DRAWING: DISABILITY & DRAWING
    – Fri, 22nd May ’20
– 18:30-20:00

    – Jake Spicer & Indigo Ayling
– Held online via Zoom

– £8 (£3 conc.)
More details here
DRAWING CIRCUS PHOTO-SET:
THE SLEEP OF REASON
    – Released Fri, 1st May ’20
    – Published on the Draw Patreon
– For all Patrons

– £3+ per month (+VAT)
Become a Patron here
LIFE DRAWING PHOTO-SET:
JADE
    – Released Fri, 8th May ’20
    – Published on the Draw Patreon
– For ‘Life Drawing’ Patrons

– £25 per month (+Patreon’s VAT)
Become a Patron here
LIFE DRAWING PHOTO-SET:
TILLI
    – Released Fri, 22nd May ’20
    – Published on the Draw Patreon
– For ‘Life Drawing’ Patrons

– £25 per month (+Patreon’s VAT)
Become a Patron here
On the Draw social media this month:
  • Monday to Friday each week a different Draw model, tutor or artist will be taking over the Draw Instagram (@draw-brighton) to share their life drawing stories and the ideas and experiences that inform their work – this week Frankie is taking over the feed.
  • Every weekend in May Atelier student Sara Reeve will be showcasing a different Artists Open House that was unable to open, sharing the work of artists in that house.

 

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