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Drawing Life
Spring 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.

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".

Jerwood Gallery were delighted to welcome Judy, tutor Robert Sample, model Mike Mitchell and the Drawing Life team for their first session at the gallery on August 31st and look forward to welcoming them back ion December 12th. Watch this space for future sessions in 2018.

Find out more about the Drawing Life project here

Funded by the Big Lottery.  Made possible by Arts Council England and Hastings Round Table