From Tudors to Victorians
Costumes from different eras
in The Oak Room at Bicton House
The session was packed for the day with twenty five artists drawing and painting from both live models and mannequins.
Courtesy of Fairlynch we were privileged to be
granted permission to take a selection of costumes from the collection for a day to paint and draw.
Iris was kind enough to organise this for us along with our two splendid Models, Carol and Christine, both volunteers from the museum who gave their expert services free of charge.
The models alternated through the morning so everyone had a chance to draw both Tudor costumes and then after lunch we all moved on to studying the mannequins dressed in Georgian outfits through to Victorian – quite a challenge.
Lunch was a splendid affair with a wide-ranging finger buffet laid on by Bicton College – certainly much appreciated and just in time give is the renewed energy to continue through the afternoon.
Much work was produced during the session in a range of styles using oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels and inks. It was certainly something different and quite a challenge for us all - you can see a selection of the work above.
Next year we’ll be organising a new range of themed painting and drawing days so do come back to this website to check when they’ll fall due.