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Drawing Life
27th November & 13th December 2018

 

Picasso said it took him a lifetime to learn to draw like a child. It is sometimes said that we revert to childhood as we age.

Jerwood Gallery are delighted to welcome founder Judy Parkinson, artist and tutor Robert Sample, model Mike Mitchell and the Drawing Life team back for a special Christmas session on December 13th.

Drawing Life offers people with nearly a lifetime behind them the chance to respond to a life model with a stick of charcoal and a piece of paper, bringing life drawing activities to local people living with dementia and their carers. Each class takes place with two professional artist educators and a life model. The act of drawing encourages concentration and engagement and we have found that drawing helps carers connect with people with dementia in new ways.  

Project Director, Judy Parkinson, has a special interest in art and memory both as an artist and an author. Judy has spent many an hour at life drawing classes and is the is the author of the best-selling book about mnemonics "I Before E, Except After C, easy ways to remember stuff".

Find out more about the Drawing Life project here