Live Motif! Themed, Untutored Life Drawing @ OVADA, Wednesday 23rd March 2022, 6.30 – 8.30pm (Taster Session)

Submitted by OVADA Gallery on March 2, 2022 - 16:32

Venue, Timing and Cost

Wednesday, 23 March 2022
Wednesday 23rd March 2022, 6.30 – 8.30pm (Taster Session)

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Course description:

‘Leitmotif’ is a term originating from opera, where it referred to a recurring melody that played along with a character or allusion to a theme whenever one or the other appeared on stage. Previously more commonly spelled ‘leitmotiv’, it derives from the German words for ‘leading’ (leit) and ‘motive’ (Motif).

Live Motif! is a life drawing class in which we use pieces of set, costume, narrative and curation to create imaginative contexts for the figure. Expect something different every time: one week might host a Shibari artist, the next, a figure within a dramatic set, inspired by a poem. Each session’s theme/ inspiration will be revealed at the beginning of each class and participants are encouraged to contribute ideas for future sessions.

Please note that this class is untutored but optional drawing exercises will be available.

Class tutor: This class will be untutored but will be facilitated by Rosie McLean

Materials required to take part in this course: Participants are required to bring their own drawing materials however, paper will be available to purchase during each class (20p per sheet, please bring exact change).

Parking: Unfortunately we can only offer use of the car park to participants if they have mobility issues, as we cannot guarantee a parking space (due to unauthorised parking). If you have mobility issues and would like a parking space, please get in touch in good time to discuss via and we will do our best to accommodate.

We are however very close to the train station and the city centre shopping area. Please see links below with further information about nearby parking facilities:

Free parking nearby
City Centre car parks

Alternatively, you may want to use park and ride, the nearest one being Seacourt park and ride – OX2 0HP

Important things to note before booking:

Due to structural challenges with our building, classes are normally held in our first floor education room, which unfortunately, is currently accessible via stairs only. If this would prevent you from attending, please contact us via, in advance, so that we can discuss individual requirements and we will do our best to accommodate.
This course requires minimum bookings to run. Should the course become unviable, participants will be notified 2 days before start time and bookings refunded.
If, for any reason, due to Covid, we are unable to run this course in person, we will try our best to continue to deliver the course using an online format.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund or credit for courses that go ahead so please make sure you can take part before booking.

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