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Friday Lates life drawing

Circus sketching with Blaze Tarsha and Originary Arts

A unique life drawing session inspired by Miss La La and Degas
This event is part of Friday Lates.
Date
Friday, 21 June 2024
Time
Session times
  • 6.15 - 7 pm
  • 7.15 - 8 pm

About

Roll up, roll up and come to sketch contemporary circus artist Blaze Tarsha. Hosted by Originary Arts and Nikki Shaill, join us for a playful costumed life drawing salon as we conjure up the spirit of vintage French circus. Draw and doodle like Degas as we pay tribute to the iconic 19th–century acrobat and aerialist star Miss La La, or Anna Albertine Olga Brown. Blaze will pose with hoops as you are invited to sketch her in motion too. 

Image: Blaze Tarsha in front of Degas's 'Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando'

Further info

A soundtrack of recorded music will be playing throughout this event, at a low level, but feel free to bring your own headphones or ear plugs if you would like to.   

Chairs are provided, as well as floor seating. There is space for wheelchair users.   

Limited materials are provided but you are welcome to bring your own sketchbook and pencils. 

The workshop is repeated twice on the evening. You may attend one session only. Please pick up a wristband in the room from 5.45 pm to secure your entry to a session.

Blaze Tarsha

Blaze Tarsha is a talented and versatile performer who brings a unique presence to any performance, specialising in rotating hoop, hula hoop and physical theatre. After graduating at Circomedia, Blaze went on to tour with NoFit State Circus's show ‘Bianco’. ‘Bianco’ became NoFit State's longest running and most successful large-scale production, which toured internationally across Australia, China, and the US. As a lover of the arts, Blaze is also a costume maker and stage manager, as well as co-founder of Just More productions, a community engagement company.  

Originary Arts

Originary Arts is a Brighton-based arts company that invites people to play with colour, shape, creativity and curiosity. Founded and directed by events programmer, producer, curator and creator Nikki Shaill. Nikki has 25 years' experience in designing and facilitating arts workshops and events, with a passion for participation and encouraging people of all ages and stages in their confidence to enjoy having a go at getting creative, expressing themselves and connecting their hearts, heads and hands through making. 

Creative sessions

Friday Lates life drawing

Circus sketching with Blaze Tarsha and Originary Arts

A unique life drawing session inspired by Miss La La and Degas
This event is part of Friday Lates.
Date
Friday, 21 June 2024
Time
Session times
  • 6.15 - 7 pm
  • 7.15 - 8 pm

Free

A wristband is required to attend one session. Wristbands will be allocated in Room 8 from 5.45pm on a first come, first served basis. Please only attend one session.

Although this event does not require booking, we encourage you to book a free Gallery entry ticket to gain admission to the National Gallery and save time on arrival. 

Please note, Gallery entry does not guarantee admission to this event. Places are available on a first come, first served basis.