Life Drawing with George Glen

Monday evening Life Drawing Workshops 7-9pm

23rd September, 7th October, 11th November, 2nd December

Third Floor Granary Building

Open to all. Workshops can be booked individually at a cost of £15

Go to the website and ‘workshops’ and book on line or print off a form from there or collect one from the Poldrate buildings

Please bring a range of materials to the class e.g. A1 or A2 paper, pencils, charcoal, (willow and compressed), charcoal pencil, eraser, drawing ink, pen and nib, a small cheap printing roller, brushes, white paint (water based, acrylic, gouache, even matt emulsion), watercolor set and a palette..

Don’t worry if you do not have all these materials; just bring what you have and you can build up as you go. This list will allow for a wide range of possibilities and lots of fun. Also dress so you will not worry about potentially getting a little messy

Drawing from life is a wonderfully intense way to experience the act of drawing and unfold our creative journey.

In these classes we will explore drawing from the life figure focusing on two main areas.

  1. How to see and record with growing accuracy.
  2. Becoming open to fresh perspectives in our use of materials and thinking and allowing for a widening appreciation of value in our work.

During the act of drawing or painting, one hopes to allow for the possibility that one’s imagination and physical involvement in the work will merge to create a sense of freshness and spontaneity.

As one lets go and enters into this process, one discovers the exciting possibility of travelling somewhere unknown. Like following an invisible thread that can lead to unexpected encounters with our self, our subject and the work we are making. ‘

George studied at Edinburgh College of Art where he received his BA Hons in Fine Art and a Postgraduate Diploma in Painting and Printmaking.

He has shown his work in a number of solo exhibitions and group shows in Edinburgh and other parts of Scotland. He has work in a number of public and private collections in Scotland.

George has taught art for over 22 years in schools and primarily at Further Education College in Scotland. He is currently Lecturer in Fine Art at the Edinburgh College.

For George, creativity is intimately connected with self-acceptance, the development of awareness, and the insights arrived at through the practice of meditation, reflection and making.