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The importance of sketching

It is so important to sketch on a regular basis, everyday if possible. I was so busy before the summer, it was quite stressed to be honest so my daily sketching habit got broken. In fact, a whole I missed a whole term of life drawing which is ironic because I run my own classes (Meldrum Kroki), it’s impossible though to sketch well when you are running a life drawing class.
So, this autumn I have promised myself not to stress as much and to sketch, sketch and sketch, …. and to watercolour too of course!
These drawings are from Tuesday evening when I attended a life drawing class at Konstnärshuset here in Stockholm.

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Life drawing begins today

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My life drawing classes at Dieselverkstaden begin again today after the summer break. Click this link for more information in Swedish or English depending on your preference.
You can also plan ahead by looking at the life drawing calendar on Dieselverkstadens website here.

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Life drawing now on Thursdays

Meldrum Kroki - 2019

Premiere for Meldrum Life Drawing, Thursday 10th of January 18.30 – 20.30. More information at: www.meldrum.se/kroki/lifedrawing/

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Last life drawing before Christmas

I went to Basis on Folkkungagatan (147) here in Stockholm, it’s an art school and every Saturday my old gang of life drawing enthusiasts meet and sketch like crazy under the eastern-European guidance of Gabor.
He starts with a 5 minute pose but the rest of the session is 1 – 4 minute poses, everyone is pretty exhausted afterwards.
What’s nice about going to life drawing on a Saturday is that everyone is relaxed and a big group of us go for a coffee afterwards and have a light-hearted post analysis of our sketches. It was the first time for me this term and it was the last session before Christmas. Next year I will be able to join my friends more as my own life drawing class will be on Thursdays and not Fridays as it was this year. I have been pretty tired on Saturday mornings this term because of working late on Friday evenings.

All features sketches here were sketched between 2 – 4 minutes.

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Last Meldrum Life Drawing session this Friday

The last Meldrum Kroki ( Meldrum Life Drawing ) for this year is this Friday the 14th of December. Next year the sessions will be on Thursdays, the first one being on the 10th of January.

These watercolour sketches were each 5 minutes long and painted on cellulose paper and not cotton. It’s a very different feeling painting on cheap paper but enjoyable anyway.

Join the Meldrum Kroki Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/378766722540122/
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Life drawing bliss

Yes, it was so nice to go to somebody else’s life  drawing class yesterday evening. Since I’ve been running my own class I have not really been relaxed enough to draw with any real commitment.
So last night I could get my fingers dirty with charcoal dust and have a ball!
Most sketches were completed in 5 minutes on A3 paper.

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No life drawing classes this week.

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Hi, to anyone who attends my life drawing evenings at Dieselverkstaden.
This Friday there will be no life drawing class due to Alla helgons dag (All Saints Day). The next “Meldrum Kroki will be on the 9th of November. Welcome!

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New life drawing venue

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Dieselverkstaden studio
Dieselverkstaden studio

Meldrum Kroki has moved to Dieselverkstaden in Sickla starting Friday, September 14, 2018. (I should have published this earlier on my blog!)

Fridays 18.30 to 20.30. Cost 120kr – coffee included. One can pay with Swish, cash or card. Bring your own material and it is recommended to arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand to get yourself a good seat.

Meldrum Kroki wants to offer the opportunity to draw Stockholm’s best life drawing models along with good lighting, nice background music and great coffee.

All artistic levels are welcome!

Address: Dieselverkstaden, Marcusplatsen 17, 131 81 Nacka.

Meldrum’s tip: There is a pub right next to Dieselverkstaden where you can view and discuss the evening’s drawings together afterwards. Cheers!

Dieselverkstaden, Sickla
Dieselverkstaden, Sickla