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Life Drawing 2014

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Improve your Drawing skills, follow the masters and draw from life…

Join us for a life drawing the last Saturday of every month at the Assemblage Studios in Newtown.

Classes Start at 9am and finish at 1pm. The classes run on a monthly fee of R450. This includes a full morning of life drawing with two live models, a light snack, tea and coffee or wine. Easels will be provided. However members will be required to bring their own paper and drawing materials. Safe parking will be available. Members will not be reimbursed for classes missed.  No pictures of the models are permitted. Membership into the life drawing group is strictly up to the discretion of the facilitator and the Assemblage managerial team.

Upcoming dates:


Sat 31 May 2014


To apply for the classes please click here.

Space is limited.

Further information will be sent on approval of your application.


Joburg Sketchers and Assemblage Collaboration

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Assemblage collaborates with Joburg Sketchers and explores urban sketching the First Friday of every month.

Come join us!

Next Sketch Crawl: 2 May 2014

Time: 14:00

Place: Meet at Assemblage's Studios Newtown, 41 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi St, Newtown.  Directions can be found here.

More about Joburg Sketchers:
Joburg Sketchers is coordinated by Cathy Gatland and operates under the guidelines of the international Urban Sketchers movement, of which Cathy is the Johannesburg correspondent. Urban Sketchers is a nonprofit organisation whose mission as a nonprofit is to raise the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world with drawings. 

The Joburg branch has a small group of dedicated sketchers of all ages, stages and drawing styles who are inspired by Joburg streets, buildings, people and activities.

They sketch from direct observation and share sketches online, the group is looking to grow.So if you want to have fun and meet new people, get involved .

The Manifesto that Joburg  Sketchers follows:
We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
Our drawings are a record of time and place.
We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
We support each other and draw together.
We share our drawings online.
We show the world, one drawing at a time

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Artists 'Rent-a-desk' per day

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Part of Assemblage’s mission is to provide support and networking for as many Johannesburg based artists as possible. So, we will now be offering a daily rent-a-desk/easel option at the NewARC.

How it works:
For individual artists: The NewARC has a large workshop area which can accommodate up to 5 individual artists at a time. Artists who are looking for a space on a temporary or part-time basis to make work can book a spot for a day. The artist will find themselves in a vibrant and proactive community at the NewARC and will benefit by engaging with other artists and by receiving input on their work. Rates: R70 per artist per day

For groups: This space can also be booked by groups to facilitate workshops including for training or life drawing etc. For workshops, the space can be booked for one day or longer. Rates: On request, dependent on time period

What you get:
Desks, Chairs, Easel (if required), Internet access
Access to the NewARC library and kitchen facilities
Access to and engagement with the NewARC community

Click here to make a booking.

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