I have been very lucky. I got the last place on a weekend course with Colina Grant in Life Drawing at the Sydney Art School in Baulkham Hills. It is the weekend before my birthday, so an early birthday present! I attended a one day workshop in pastels with her earlier in the year, and the outcome from that was the ‘Lake Phewa, Nepal’ painting than won a Highly Commended at the Lane Cove Art Awards in August.
Helen, who runs the art school, kindly let me know by email (as I was a previous pastel workshop participant) because she thought I’d be interested – and I was. I haven’t been to any life drawing classes but my best friend Bruce, an experienced artist, has often told me that I should find one as they help to free up your drawing. I haven’t spent a weekend painting before so that will be fun, and I’ll hopefully meet some interesting local artists as well.