My first attempt at life modelling…
When my friend Paul said he had a “weird proposition” for me involving life modelling and body painting I was excited, but a little nervous. I’m no stranger to cavorting naked in public and had considered life modelling previously but never actually done it. I managed to convince myself that I was completely incapable of staying still and that I could only do one pose.
When I arrived at Shoreditch Town Hall everybody was busy setting up. The basement accommodates an impressive network of spaces and different actions/happenings were to be taking place in different spaces. For the first part of the day Paul and I did a series of short poses with body painting, so I didn’t really have time to be nervous. Once I got in to it I found it strangely relaxing and enjoyable – it was good to feel in touch with my body and to be thinking of what I could present for the Artists. Seeing the drawings produced after this session was really rewarding! I’m used to being on the other side of the paper, so to speak, so it was interesting to see it from another perspective.
I hadn’t been to a Drawing Theatre event before but had seen them advertised. Intended to challenge and reinvent life drawing, these events are just some of the workshops offered by London Drawing.
Combining over 20 years of teaching experience and current professional practice, we aim to deliver forward thinking and inspiring classes. All our classes and workshops are bespoke, using a combination of performers, sound, lighting, props, visual effects, drawing techniques and exciting materials to create an unforgettable visual drawing experience.
The style of Performance Artist Paul Kindersley ran through the day and it was exciting for me to be a part of that and see things develop. Paul is a walking, talking life drawing and it was joyful to get involved in that for a day.