Tuesday, 5 July 2011

A very merry Bury weekend!

 Rene La Rouge gets the tickling of her life, all in the name of art of course!

A Very Bury Weekend (25th 26th June) was a great success with a high turn out of people all ready to get involved and take part in the drawing classes, art exchange and live music offered by the local creatives at the Bury's Met and the East Lancashire Railway.

 The Met on Saturday

While the likes of Black Jack Barnett serenaded us with old school classics on his banjo and suitcase drum, myself and Rene la Rouge, the other half of The Chantilly Belles, struggled not to giggle too much as we hammed it up in fox and hunter costumes for Dr Sketchy's Anti Art class. 

We had a wonderful time modelling for the enthusiastic artists who had come out to draw us in this life drawing class with a difference. Not only did we enjoy posing we were especially pleased that our brand of modelling was so well recieved and inspired some quite brilliant images!

There were warm up excercies, interactive poses and competitions too. Here I am awarding one lucky winner with her prize for her outstanding drawing of us in our Lonely Goatherd costumes:

But the fun didn't stop there, the Sunday saw the art events taking place on steam trains at the East Lancashire Railway. On these fully working trains which chugged happily along all day, passengers were encouraged to knit artwork, listen to live music and take part in drawing activities. While the delightful Fanny Divine modelled on one train as a bearded lady, I modelled on the other as a Victorian passenger, chatting to other travellers as they sketched away. Photos are to follow so sit tight. In the mean time I advise you to check out The Bury Collective on facebook to find out more about the weekend and the other great things the group do!

The Chantilly Belles pose for Dr Sketchy

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