Drink & Draw is Blackburn’s first alternative drawing class , held every month in various locations in the town. I heard about it through a work mate and thought it would be a fun evening out! December’s class promised to be packed full of festive fun so four of us headed over to the lovely Liz N Lil’s cafe bar on Northgate with our sketch books for this month’s decorative doodles. 🙂
If you are admiring our rather dodgy jumpers and cardis, the theme was ‘Terrible Knitwear’, although I think we all look quite fetching actually. 😉
We all wondered who or what we would be drawing! Each month a different dancer/performer/act models for the class. Previous models include a fire eater, a pole dancer and a burlesque dancer. It turned out we would be immortalising this lovely glitzy angel onto paper…..
Isn’t he stunning! A cross between an Abba Angel and Disco Jesus? Our model struck many a pose throughout the session. Sometimes we were given one minute to draw him and other times ten.Things were mixed up a bit with fun competitions and attempts to sketch left handed instead of right handed or vice versa. As you can see , some of us were better at this arty stuff than others. 😉
You don’t need any drawing experience to enjoy the evening ( Yup i’m talking about myself! ) and I think it would be something I would try again. Liz N lil’s is only one of the fab venues around Blackburn that have been used by Drink and Draw. Old churches, museums and even a barge have hosted the evening in the past. If you want to check out future events here is their facebook page.