Viva Frida! London’s leading theatrical life drawing company Art Macabre inject a lethal dose of drama into the art of sketching. Draw the spirit of the legendary artist Frida Kahlo, as neo-burlesque performer Isa BO performs ‘Santa Sangre’ and then poses to be sketched. Celebrating the anniversary of her birth and death. The will be flowers, skulls, folk costume and Frida’s infamous monobrow to draw. Capture the passion of this great artist’s life and character, with narrative and theatrical tableaux to draw. All ages and artistic skill levels welcome. A fun, relaxed drop-in drawing workshop.
Art Macabre are a creative events company, injecting a lethal dose of curiosity and theatricality into drawing and mark making. Founded in 2010 and directed by events producer Nikki Shaill, over the past seven years Art Macabre has inspired thousands of participants to pick up a pencil and explore the darker side of arts. Imaginative themes, diverse models and subjects, unique locations and cultural collaborators set Art Macabre apart from your average life drawing experience.
Based in Hackney, Art Macabre run events, exhibitions and workshops across the UK and beyond. From regular weekly weekend workshops in East London basement bars, to monthly collaborations with the UK’s top museums, galleries and heritage institutions. Late events, or special after-dark events in Victorian cemeteries, crypts or summer festival fields. Past collaborations include British Museum, Tower of London, V&A, Wilderness Festival and Latitude.
“The best event I have been to in London.” ~ Something Different London
“Imaginative, intimate and inspirational, Art Macabre is everything you could want from a life drawing class – or any night out, for that matter.” ~ Katie Antoniou, Time Out
No need to pre-book, just turn up on the day.