As lockdown has followed lockdown, our Society has had to think of alternative ways to maintain some connection between members and to continue engaging in our art activities. Last September, when the Covid rule of six was introduced, an outdoor trip was arranged to Heybridge Basin, which a few members attended. It was a warm sunny day to a venue with plenty of subject matter. Online workshops and life drawing classes have flourished during the most recent lockdown, as both models and artisits come to terms with the new order. The Society now shares a Zoom account with the Brentwood Writers’ Circle, which means we can enjoy our usual two hour life drawing sessions. Susanne Taylor has arranged some excellent models for portrait, costume and life sessions and those who have little or no experience of studying from the figure have joined in. Everyone seems to enjoy the artwork, as well as seeing some familiar faces. The results have been posted on Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook. Here is a sample of the work. Find more on the Gallery Pages.

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