Life Drawing Class: The Realm of the Hungry Ghosts

Sunday, February 26 at 2pm-5pm



Life drawing class is back! As part of our R&D of Prayers for a Hungry Ghost, Saksi Bisou will be hosting a life drawing session exploring the landscape of our imagination.

Hungry ghosts are believed to wander the earth—the souls of those who were selfish and envious, desirous and greedy—they have large empty bellies and and scorching flames on their tongues that turn everything they eat into ash.

Facilitated and guided by artist Yi Wei Xu, we will draw from different life objects guided by free intuition. The focus of the class is in honing your trust and enjoyment of your creative process, all levels are welcome.

In this session, we will explore how to use still life and life drawing as a starting point for imaginative drawing. We will prepare a still-life setup and a life model to create a surreal setting for you to draw from, accompanied by poetry from ‘Prayers for a Hungry Ghost’ read by Elisabeth Gunawan.

Engage with drawing as a practice of life that grounds, heals and connects you to the multitudinous worlds inside you.

– Paper/notebook
– Drawing materials (We will have some drawing materials (papers, cardboards, pencils, pastels), but we would also encourage you to bring your own so you feel cozy and in your element!)

Tea and coffee provided ☕

Yiwei Xu is a London-based Chinese artist, graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2016 and joined the Royal Drawing School in 2019. She is greatly interested in drawing from observation, memories, and poems. She is seeking the boundaries between the real world and the inner world, or maybe there are no such boundaries, and the entire experience of life is a dream. The mysterious and subtle atmosphere in the world fascinates her. Light and shadow reveal the gate of the hidden tunnel that connects realities and fantasies. She uses mixed media to create harmony and conflict that could express a bizarre yet realistic world through artworks.