That’s right. Nudes & Birds.

I spent a month down in London setting up ATYN in Haggerston in October. It was an amazing time, meeting so many interesting people and catching up with what people are doing in the capital. It’s easy to forget how much happens in big cities when you don’t visit very often, so it was great to get stuck right in.

After visiting many venues and chatting to lots of different people about our events, I met with the awesomely inspiring Hector Proud of The Proud Archivist. You must visit TPA, not just to draw with us of course, but to check out what he has done with this place. It’s so very good, right on the canal, offering so much to the public.

On our first night of ATYN at The Proud Archivist, we were running alongside Jenny and her Wildlife Drawing group. They were setting up to draw some iguanas and lizards. It was pretty fantastic. I took a look at what Jenny does – y’all should too. A lovely business with so much love and creativity in there.

SO. We’re back in Glasgow and bursting with ideas. We are hosting a special Christmas party for you all in our new premises down on Eastvale Place – we are the first railway arch you arrive at on the street. The space is fantastic for sketching and viewing – On the 22nd of December, we will be hosting a drawing party not to be missed. The Pheonix Falconry are bringing 3 live birds for our drawing pleasure! An Indian Eagle Owl, a hooded Peregrine Falcon and a Battleur Eagle. One of our models, Erwin, will be there to pose with the birds too. Expect lots of interesting information about the birds, lots of drawing, lots of Christmas cheer and some drinking post-sketch.

We are delighted and bouncing around with excitement in anticipation of this event. Find out more and book tickets here. Spaces are limited so do get your earlyBIRD ticket now.

Joanna xx

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