Welcome to our Celebration of Didsbury Drawing 2001-2021

Welcome to our Celebration of Didsbury Drawing 2001-2021

This celebration website is an opportunity to share a life enhancing discipline.

All artists are welcome depending on available space to work comfortably. We are diverse artist practitioners who come together to draw from life. A place and time is set aside each Monday for the practice and enhancement of attention through drawing.

Didsbury Drawing is unique, democratic and non-profit making.

We wish to facilitate and so encourage drawing as a fundamental human practice evidenced since prehistory

This celebration website is an opportunity to share a life enhancing discipline.

All artists are welcome depending on available space to work comfortably.

We are diverse artist practitioners who come together to draw from life.

A place and time is set aside each Monday for the practice and enhancement of attention through drawing.

Didsbury Drawing is unique, democratic and non-profit making.

We wish to facilitate and so encourage drawing as a fundamental human practice evidenced since prehistory.

Our Philosophy

The summation of attention and the development of a personal language

Our Philosophy

The underlying principle of drawing from life is understood as action towards an evolution of personal growth.

There is no teaching and people are free to experiment individually. Artists agree not to look at anyone’s work. There is no house style.

Drawing together without external intervention or interference facilitates a deeper personal quality of attention.

The timing of the poses depends upon the relationship between the facilitator of the day and the particular qualities of each model.

The underlying principle of drawing from life is understood as action towards an evolution of personal growth.

There is no teaching and people are free to experiment individually. Artists agree not to look at anyone’s work. There is no house style.

Drawing together without external intervention or interference facilitates a deeper personal quality of attention.

The timing of the poses depends upon the relationship between the facilitator of the day and the particular qualities of each model.

The Didsbury group is a little unusual in that each of the artists take it in turns to decide the length and type of poses. So each session is different and never boring. There are always a good selection of biscuits for the tea break. I always feel appreciated.

– Hope Deeny

 

I like modelling in the calm peaceful setting of St James and Emmanuel church Hall, as the room is light and spacious, and the artists attending are an interesting and friendly mix of accomplished professionals and keen amateurs on a learning curve.

– Paul Henry

 

The Didsbury Drawing group is one of my favourite groups to model for, as it is not a taught class. I find a beautiful unified space is created and I always appreciate the warmth, wisdom and beauty of everyone in the group and the rare glimpses into their artwork when they allow me to see!

– Marie Claire

 

I’m so proud to work with this group – they always seem to bring out the best in a life model, and their work is absolutely stunning. They’re a pleasure to work with.

– Joanna Pollard

 

It is always a pleasure to model for the Didsbury Drawing, with interesting poses to adopt and stimulating and entertaining discussion over the coffee break with a wide variety of artists.

– Stuart Kitchen

 

I thoroughly enjoyed my time modelling for the Didsbury Drawing Group. The artists are from various disciplines and that resulted in their interpretations of the poses always being very different. I liked being pushed (not literally!) with the poses I was asked to do when an artist had a particular idea, though it mostly ends up being painful at some point. Hopefully the artists liked them though!

– Matt Brady

 

Didsbury Drawing was where it all started for me! Back in 2006 my very first life modelling job was at the class; as a writer who had lost a major writing job I decided I needed a sideline and that life modelling was it! A friend of a friend attended the group and put me in touch with Margaret and Cecile. Everyone was very supportive and it’s always been a pleasure to model for the group. The artists always have creative ideas and once Cecile even encouraged me to read a short story I’d written while I posed!

– Marissa Burgess

Thanks to all our models

Claire Hill
Cody
Davinia Ainsley
Edwina Dyson
Hope Deeney
Jacqueline
Jan Lancaster
Joanna Pollard
Louise Smith
Marie Claire Cadillac
Marissa Burgess
Matt Brady
Nathalie Ford
Paul Henry
Penny McDonald
Ruby Tingle
Sandra Bougerch
Simon Hepburn
Stuart Kitchen

Thanks to all our models

Claire Hill
Cody
Davinia Ainsley
Edwina Dyson
Hope Deeney
Jacqueline
Jan Lancaster
Joanna Pollard
Louise Smith
Marie Claire Cadillac
Marissa Burgess
Matt Brady
Nathalie Ford
Paul Henry
Penny McDonald
Ruby Tingle
Sandra Bougerch
Simon Hepburn
Stuart Kitchen

The Didsbury group is a little unusual in that each of the artists take it in turns to decide the length and type of poses. So each session is different and never boring. There are always a good selection of biscuits for the tea break. I always feel appreciated.

– Hope Deeny

 

I like modelling in the calm peaceful setting of St James and Emmanuel church Hall, as the room is light and spacious, and the artists attending are an interesting and friendly mix of accomplished professionals and keen amateurs on a learning curve.

– Paul Henry

 

The Didsbury Drawing group is one of my favourite groups to model for, as it is not a taught class. I find a beautiful unified space is created and I always appreciate the warmth, wisdom and beauty of everyone in the group and the rare glimpses into their artwork when they allow me to see!

– Marie Claire

 

I’m so proud to work with this group – they always seem to bring out the best in a life model, and their work is absolutely stunning. They’re a pleasure to work with.

– Joanna Pollard

 

It is always a pleasure to model for the Didsbury Drawing, with interesting poses to adopt and stimulating and entertaining discussion over the coffee break with a wide variety of artists.

– Stuart Kitchen

 

I thoroughly enjoyed my time modelling for the Didsbury Drawing Group. The artists are from various disciplines and that resulted in their interpretations of the poses always being very different. I liked being pushed (not literally!) with the poses I was asked to do when an artist had a particular idea, though it mostly ends up being painful at some point. Hopefully the artists liked them though!

– Matt Brady

 

Didsbury Drawing was where it all started for me! Back in 2006 my very first life modelling job was at the class; as a writer who had lost a major writing job I decided I needed a sideline and that life modelling was it! A friend of a friend attended the group and put me in touch with Margaret and Cecile. Everyone was very supportive and it’s always been a pleasure to model for the group. The artists always have creative ideas and once Cecile even encouraged me to read a short story I’d written while I posed!

– Marissa Burgess