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‘Lively Life’ with Bella Pieroni

Since I started working with Bella Pieroni in 2009, we have run 7 x ‘Lively Life’ drawing workshops at different venues.

This March we ran our second workshop at the Rosvik Gallery

Bella guides the workshops rather than teaching. This provides her with the opportunity to produce plenty of her own work for her upcoming exhibitions and art fairs. It also gives the ‘students’ the chance to truly explore their creative freedom, once they have learnt some basic exercises inspired by the art practice and drawing tuition of visionary artist Cecil Collins

We always use 2 models (2 x males or 1 male and 1 female) and they move to a carefully selected music playlist either together in the same space, with minimal contact or independently. The aim is to capture a dynamism in the movement we draw – hence the title ‘Lively Life’ rather than static life or ‘deadly life’ as Bella likes to call the more traditional teaching methods available.

We use a broad range of media – which is only revealed if you attend a class 😉

The workshops are wonderfully energetic and invigorating and the students range from incredibly established selling artists to total novices.  Lorraine, Bella’s accountant attended one session and absolutely loved it. This work crosses personal and creative boundaries – it touches people very deeply and can change the way some artists work forever.

I have selected the following images to give you a taster of the workshop.

If you’d like to come and join us for the next one please get in touch emma@bellapieroni.com

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