National Glass Centre Drawing on the Olympics
Released: Friday 1st June 2012 at 13:05
THE National Glass Centre is calling on sportsmen and women to pose as models for a special life-drawing session celebrating the arrival of the Olympic torch in Sunderland this month.
To celebrate London 2012, the National Glass Centre is hosting the free Olympic Life Drawing Class: Draw A Sportsperson, on Saturday, June 16, 1.30-4.30pm, following the entry of the Olympic torch into the city.
And to help make the event a creative success, the riverside venue is looking for volunteers willing to pose for the artists, wearing the kit they would normally wear related to their sport, and where possible holding a pose relevant to their sport.
It’s hoped the class will offer budding artists a unique opportunity to draw a range of sportspeople surrounded by their training and competition kit, under the guidance of Ray Masters, senior lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Sunderland.
This session is suitable for beginners, Ray explained: “The human figure is a great starting point for learning to draw and we’ll provide the materials and expertise free of charge. You can go into a shop and buy a book that teaches you to draw, but there’s nothing quite like having someone standing beside you encouraging you and sharing ideas.
He added: “Making drawings that celebrate sport in general and the Olympics in particular seems like a really good way to respond to the exciting event of the Olympic torch passing through our city.”
For those interested in signing up as a model for the class, or for more information on the life drawing class, contact Ray via email: firstname.lastname@example.org