Life Drawing & Lino Print Workshop

Tue, Feb 15

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Glass House - The Commons

Life Drawing & Lino Print Workshop

Join Babes and Botanicals for an evening of Life drawing & Lino printing.

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Time & Location

Feb 15, 6:30 PM GMT – Feb 16, 8:30 PM GMT

Glass House - The Commons, 118 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 6DG, UK

About the event

Join Babes and Botanicals for an evening of Life drawing & Lino printing.

Over the course of 2 hours you will draw, design and create your own Babes and Botanicals Lino print.

To start you will take part in a 40 minute botanical life drawing class with plus size model Jigglechick (she/her/they).

We will then have a short break before being guided in turning your life drawings into a beautiful Lino print for you to take home.

All art abilities welcome, suitable for beginners and more experienced artists looking to try something new.

The price of ticket includes all materials however you are also welcome to bring your own.

Please note the event space is alcohol free. You are welcome to purchase and enjoy alcoholic beverages in the ground floor bar prior and after the event. During the event only soft and hot drinks are allowed.

Event attendees receive 20% off drinks in the bar.

The event space is in the basement, when you arrive please go through the bar and down the stairs.

Reviews

  • “Tuesday evenings at @glasshouselondon with @babes_and_botanicals has the best vibe and tonights life drawing and Lino print workshop was lovely” - L
  • "Thank you for putting on such a lovely workshop!" - T
  • “first life drawing and Lino printing in ages with @babes_and_botanicals! thank you for the lovely evening!” - G
  • “So proud of our Lino prints, great class @babes_and_botanicals and her model” - S
  • "Hey! I was the person having a massive boogie and singalong to your awesome queer music playlist at your most recent workshop Just wanted to message you to say happy new year and to wish you the best of luck for 2022 and beyond! I went to your life drawing / Lino printing workshop last month and this was the first bit of artistry that I have connected with since about 6+ years ago Your challenges of creating art took me by complete surprise but it genuinely made my year!!! Thank you for everything you do , sending you all the love and support for the future I look forward to participating in more of your workshops in the future xx Ps I was actually on a date when I was there and it was the best date I’d ever been on haha xxx"  - J

FAQs

Who runs Babes and Botanicals?

Polly (she/her) a Queer Art Gal who predominantly creates botanical prints of babes living their best lives. Celebrating and uplifting an inclusive range of bodies. Helping people feel represented and empowered. Through making handmade, limited edition, Lino prints with an eco friendly conscience.

What is Life drawing?

A live drawing class featuring a nude model presenting varying and multiple poses.

What is Lino printing?

A type of relief printing. An image/design is carved into a block of Lino, ink is then rolled onto the Lino block and pressed onto paper to leave a print.

What if I've never done life drawing & Lino printing?

People who have no experience have attended workshops and throughly enjoyed the experience. The workshop is mainly about enjoying a creative experience, not making perfect results. You will also be guided throughout the evening and given help where needed.

What is Glass House?

An exciting new LGBTQIA+ multidisciplinary venue led by Glass House Projects. Their three spaces The Common Press (bookshop café), The Commons (multimedia events space) and The Common Counter (restaurant & bar-coming soon) offer a hub for London's diverse creatives and community to thrive. The venue is situated in Brick Lane, Shoreditch.

What if I don't identify as LGBTQIA+, can I still attend the workshop?

The workshop is primarily a space for Queer people however respectful allies are welcome.

Is it accessible?

The ground floor of Glass House is accessible, with accessible toilet access. However the event space is in the basement down a set of stairs.

Do I need to bring anything?

All materials are provided however you are welcome to bring your own as-well.

Event time:

The event starts at 6.30pm, please arrive promptly so we can start the workshop on time.

Photos and filming:

Please do not take photos or videos of the model during the life drawing class. You are welcome to take photos/videos during the rest of the workshop. We'd love it if you can tag any content on instagram with the accounts @babes_and_botanicals, @jigglechick87 and @glasshouselondon

Covid-19 precautions:

We ask all attendees to have a negative lateral flow test prior to the event. This helps us be as safe as possible for everyone.

If you have any other questions feel free to drop me an email via babesandbotanicals@gmail.com

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