Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Marching Along

We had so much fun at last month's Bound and Drawn session, we thought we would do it again! 

Actually, we plan on hosting Bound and Drawn sessions once monthly on the second Wednesday of each month.

All artists (19+) are invited to come out and join us. 

It is interesting, dynamic and not your usual life-drawing sessions. It is a warm and friendly bunch that has gathered so far and we do our best to make everyone feel welcome. If you have any questions please drop us a line:

Here are March's details:

Bound and Drawn: March 13th, doors open at 7pm. The session starts at 7:30pm and runs until 10:30pm at the Queen's Head Pub

This event would not have had the traction it does, without the help and support from the great folks at MBE

Ropes this month are being provided by the very talented self-tying Vera!

Vist Vera's blog to learn a little bit about her:

Bound and Drawn: Life drawing sessions are not your typical life drawing session. We're combining ropes, rope artists, and visual artists - it's an interesting blend. The wonderful riggers put together a great show and interact with the audience. It also becomes a bit of a rope tying showcase as we watch deft hands twist and tie knots to create intricate displays of flesh and emotion. 
 Last month, we had a few surprises, so its best to come with an open mind as you'll never quite know what to expect.

Our goal is to encourage the technique of life drawing but also the exploration of the human form. We like to encourage freedom in all forms, sexually speaking and otherwise.

The phrase “To be so free one can choose bondage” is an endearing philosophy.

Please come with drawing supplies in hand. 

Rules are no photography, no videography, and must be 19+

Questions, comments or more information contact us:

Monday, February 18, 2013

Untying Session One

The very first night of "Bound & Drawn" Life Drawing Captured sessions went off this past Wednesday.  We had a lovely turn-out of people interested in catching life in ropes on paper.

The atmosphere was warm, friendly and inviting.  Fun conversations popped up, and the people of the Queen's Head Pub were brilliant.

Our fantastic performers for the first event were Cylr and Beth.  There were some very interesting knots, positions, and suspensions!  Cylr was quite the deft hand with the rope and Beth was marvelous in her ability to remain tied up while we artists scribbled away.

Many thanks and appreciation to MBE who have been incredibly supportive by helping us promote this new event, providing us with direction and connecting us to performers.

To all of our artistic friends, please send in your artwork and I'll post it up on the blog.

Presenting some drawings that were created by me:

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Why Burlington? And I'm Not An Artist But...

We are looking forward to our first Bound and Drawn session, taking place on February 13th, at the Queen's Head Pub, at 400 Brant street in Burlington Ontario.
 The response to this idea has been so positive and great! Thanks so much for all the interest and support. We especially would like to thank MBE who has worked with us in providing advice, helping us promote and directing us to a rigger.
Two questions have come up and over and over that we would like to address.

Q. Why is this in Burlington! Everything else is in Toronto?! 

We happen to think Burlington is a great city.
 Besides that, we did consider hosting this event in Toronto but as the questioner often points out, everything else is in Toronto. We thought it would be good to have something like this around these parts. It made sense to us, considering a lot of other edgy-life-drawing events have come to a close in the fair city of Toronto and hardly anything like this happens out this way--a strong reason why we decided to host Bound and Drawn in this community.

Q. I'm not an artist but I am a writer, a sculptor, a creator or just interested in rope. Why can't I come? 

We are considering expanding the format for future Bound and Drawn sessions but as it stands now, this event is geared to figure drawing and open to those who show up with art supplies, with the intent to draw/paint/create in hand.

Q. Okay. You convinced me. I'm going to come in from Toronto. How accessible is it by GO? 

The answer to that is that it is very accessible.  One of the reasons that we chose the Queen's Head Pub on Brant Street as a venue is it's proximity to the Burlington GO Station as well as Burlington Transit.  The GO train regularly stops at the Burlington station and from there you can catch the #2 Brant South bus, or take the twenty minute walk.  Here's the link for GO