Late-night life drawing: circus and cabaret
Friday 23 February 2024 6.30 - 8pm
The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre | Burlington Gardens
£10 / £8
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Join us for a lively evening of life drawing, inspired by turn-of-the-century Parisian nightlife.
Start your weekend with an evening exploring the nightlife of late 1880s and 1890s Montmartre, inspired by our exhibition Impressionists on Paper: Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec.
Many Impressionist artists were inspired by Parisian nightlife: cafés, bars and cabarets like the Moulin Rouge. Follow in their footsteps by working from live performances and scenes influenced by the life and drawings of Toulouse-Lautrec.
The evening will focus on capturing the nightlife of Paris with just a pencil and paper. Sketch performances from dancers, circus performers and costumed life models over a series of short and longer exercises.
Whether you're new to drawing from life or a more experienced artist, this event will help you to improve your skills. Pencils and paper will be provided.
Shannon Bono is an artist and educator. She holds an MA in Art & Science from Central Saint Martins University and an Associate Fellowship in higher education from the University of the Arts London. She is a recipient of the Sir Frank Bowling Scholarship and is currently completing a Masters in Painting at the Royal College of Art. With a background in art and science, Shannon’s practice uses the anatomy as a second canvas, she views the body as a powerful signifier that provokes dialogue, playing with pose, gesture and the gaze to challenge reality.
Minimum age 18. If you have any access requirements that you’d like to discuss, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.