Joan Eardley – The Forgotten Artist
Children from Glasgow’s slums, bleak seascapes, village fishermen at work … the vibrant visions of Joan Eardley are finding a new following.
Joan Eardley, who died aged only 42 in 1963, is barely known in England ……..
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...
What Shapes an Artist
Watch this recording of our live streamed conversation between artist tutor Alice Mumford and daughter Eleanor as they delve into questions such as why do we struggle to have the confidence to call ourselves an artist, what makes up the ‘creative compost’ of our lives and other fascinating insights into art, family and inspirational women....