Today was our first 'action' meeting of the winter programme - and I do mean 'action'. Rachel spent the first half of the morning doing poses of mostly only one or two minutes each. I think there were a couple of half minutes thrown in and two (oh luxury!) of five minutes. Each pose had different instructions: left hand only, left and right alternatively, no looking at the paper, one continuous line only, straight lines only, outline first then fill in .... and so on. Each was intended to exercise us in some way and wean us away from our normal habits. After the break we had one long pose, if we were not too dazed to take advantage of it! Those who preferred a more peaceful pursuit tackled Rachel's still life set-up. Below are just a few examples.
Rachel obviously put a great deal of work into preparing and carrying out her tasks and we owe her many thanks for that.