ART MACABRE DEATH DRAWING SALONS present…
A series of Saturday salons exploring death around the world, from Ancient mythology to current cultural ceremonies, rites and rituals, folklore and festivals. Exclusively at The Book Club in Shoreditch. At each event, Art Macabre will invite you to explore a different culture through drawing- taking you on a dark voyage of discovery around the globe.
1st & 3rd Saturday of every month. 2-4pm.
Tickets £10 adv, £15 on the door. All drawing materials provided.
DATES COMING UP…
GLOBAL CURIOSITIES: CHINA
Saturday 6 September, 2-4pm
TICKETS £10 HERE. Art Macabre Death Drawing salons inject a lethal dose of
theatricality and fun into life drawing. Grab a pencil and get
sketching skeletons and live nude models at these drawing events with
a deathly difference! This week, Art Macabre’s Global Curiosities
series explores China. Draw Shaina, posing as a Chinese Ghost
Bride in elaborate traditional costume. Learn about the Hungry Ghost
festival and Chinese beliefs about death. Plus a haunting Chinese
GLOBAL CURIOSITIES: GRECO-ROMAN
Saturday 20 September, 2-4pm
PREHISTORIC: QUEENS OF THE BONE AGE
SATURDAY 4 OCTOBER, 2-4pm
A life drawing event with a deathly, theatrical and curious difference! Sketch models dressed as neanderthals through to homo sapiens as they portray prehistoric inspired poses for you to draw.
Featuring nude and costumed models, explore the earliest recorded expressions of art, ritual and burial by humans from around the world. We look at fertility rituals, representations of the female form in Palaeolithic sculpture, cave art and what prehistoric cultures believed about death and the afterlife.
Drawing materials provided (pens, paper, pencils, charcoal). Over 18s only.
PLEASE NOTE: As we’re at Latitude with Art Macabre, there won’t be a Global Curiosities workshop taking place on Saturday 19 July. We’re at FarmFest on Sat 2 August so won’t have an event that date either.
Where shall we visit next? The journey continues…all upcoming destinations and dates will be announced on this page. Sign up to our mailing list here if want to stay updated?
VENUE: THE BOOK CLUB, 100 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH
Bringing together wit, wisdom and enough food and drink to see you through from early breakfast to a nightcap at last orders at the bar, The Book Club offers a cultural revolution to the East End’s social scene.
The Book Club presents an eclectic ongoing programme of events and social activities in art, music, film, advertising, food, design and the odd spot of craft. The line-up includes special screenings and cross platform club nights showcasing new creative talent through to informal evening classes and talks by a host of eclectic and interesting thinkers.