Bonnard The Revolutionary - Alice Mumford
Join Alice in our studio, as she takes her students on a gallop through the history of art, to demonstrate what a revolutionary Bonnard was.
The Health Benefits of Life Drawing
Life drawing has slipped in and out of vogue in recent decades, but as public attention shifts to the importance of mental health and wellbeing, it is enjoying something of a resurgence. A recent study by the BBC and Newcastle University compared memory and cognition in a group of 30 adults: they asked 10 to walk briskly, 10 to do puzzles such as crosswords and sudoku and 10 to attend life drawing classes. The experiment took place over 8 weeks, with a series of tests carried out across the volunteers at the beginning of the study and at the end. The life drawers, it turned out, showed significant improvement in memory and cognitive function following the experiment.
A Brush With St. Ives: Art Lessons in Cornwall
As seen in… The fishing port on England’s southwest coast continues to draw artists “Tape the paper down on your clipboard, you don’t want it blowing away,” advised our tutor, Liz Luckwell, as she led us out of the St. Ives School of Painting down to the windswept beach. “Now, take a stick and walk across...
This is the first in a series of free live and interactive webinars where we invite artists to grapple with some of the key burning questions for artists. Is Competition Good for Creativity? Discussion led by Alice Mumford Picasso and Braque forged a relationship that was part intimate friendship, part rivalry. The two artists were...