Welcome to weekly life drawing at the beautiful Summerhall
! It's not often you get to draw couples in love! Our Valentine's special features spouses P & F. Their adoration is tangible and their poses beautiful — they are truly the sweethearts of the Lothian life drawing scene. D'a
Here's how it works: whether you're a seasoned pro or don't know a pencil from a pen, we welcome all ages and all abilities — ESPECIALLY those of you who think you have NO abilities whatsoever.
You can strut in and confidently do your thing, or declare yourself clueless and ask for help; you can show off your work, or swiftly close your sketchbook if you're shy. We welcome ALL of you.
Swing by Summerhall's bar for a bevvy — hot or cold, alcoholic or non- and bring it in with you if you like. Drawing starts at 7pm and ends at 9pm. We sell out most weeks; please buy a ticket in advance or try to be timely- doors are at 6.30pm — only 20 tickets are reserved for the door — first come first served (and the first come at about 6.10pm already!) :-O We're in the gorgeous wooden-pewed Anatomy Lecture Theatre — it's a cosy space with great acoustics for our carefully curated playlists of eclectic tunes, or occasional live music There is a different theme and model every week- use the theme to guide your inspiration or simply use the time as technical practice of drawing the nude. It's £8/£7 (self assessed concessions) on the door, or for a guaranteed place book in advance. (See below for more ticket info/T&Cs.)
We supply various drawing paraphernalia to borrow (including boards and fixative), and you can buy A3 paper, pencils and sharpeners from us, as well as lovely sketchbooks of different sizes. Do bring your favourite tools if you have them — but it's equally fine to turn up with nothing at all.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Topaz, Bren and the Reconfiggy team x
More ticket info:
— If you're keen you can bulk buy 5 sessions for £30 to use within 3 months of purchase (for the rest of you there's loyalty cards). If you have one of these, or would like to buy one, you can still book online to reserve a seat by selecting the 5/£30 ticket option and we'll check your card off/sell you one at the door. Please let me know if you can't attend so we can release your ticket to anyone who may have missed out and refund you if applicable. Thank you
— 40 tickets are available online and 20 are sold on the door. The cut off time for a guaranteed seat if you've an online ticket is 6.55pm — after which your ticket is non refundable and your space will be released to anyone waiting. This is to make sure we can start on time otherwise my poor doorman Bren is rather overwhelmed by the queue. If you know you'll arrive after that time and have an online ticket you can message me in advance (before 6.30pm when my signal and internet disappears inside the room!) via the Reconfigure FB page, email me at [email protected]
, or text 07913673555 and we'll save your space.
Image by Egon Schiele: The lovers