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New Art Classes

New art classes are starting up again on February 17th, at the Holly Lodge Community Centre in Highgate, post refurbishment. On the second Friday of each month, the group will meet to draw from life in cafes, bars and stations. On March 10th we go to the fabulous King’s Cross Station. This provides an excellent […]

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Jetsam

I had planned to teach life drawing at Mother Studios, but the studio air turned out to be particularly stagnant, and I had to cancel; asphyxiating others was not an objective. I am leaving Mother and returning to Highgate. New classes will be starting in September in Highgate and central London. I was thinking of […]

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Returning

I have been enjoying Maria Popova’s excellent blog, Brain Pickings. There is an article on Leo Tolstoy’s book, ‘What is Art?’ (1898), in which he distinguished ‘real’ art from its antithesis by its ability to ‘destroy in the consciousness of the receiver the separation between himself and the artist.’ He called this infectiousness, citing three essential […]