2 hour class
You will be drawing in a professional atmosphere of relaxed and occasionally very funny chat, jazz music, talk to the other artists and have an experience of mediative drawing with a professional life model. Sophie will be on hand to help with a few handy tips. Do not worry about how good you are, its about the journey not the destination. Its a friendly class for those that want to experience a bohemian Jazz real artist atmosphere.
You will be drawing in the main salon of a private members arts club thats been hand painted by 8 professional artists. London's best kept secret, London's most unique club, a surrealist hideaway. There is also an art gallery next door owned by the club... who knows maybe you could become a member and end up showing your work at The Stash Gallery? So don't only give yourself 2 hours of drawing but allow yourself time to relax and absorb this magic underworld.
You will draw short poses, then one long one for the last 50mins. There will be a break where you can have a chat with others in the class over a glass of wine, and there's time to stay and discuss your work at the end (over more wine!)
You can ask Sophie for help. All paper and drawing equipment will be provided or bring your own sketchbook. It helps if you know your way around a pencil but don’t worry if you don't. It helps to have a sense of humour!
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We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Vout-O-Reenees Arts Club
Sophie Parkin, writer (The Colony Room Book - a history of Bohemian Soho), artist, club owner has been running a classic life drawing class every Tuesday for 3 years for members of her club in East London. Sophie is the world authority on Soho 1948-2008. She also owns an art gallery The Stash.
Bring yourself and a sense of humour, we have all the equipment. If you have special sketching stuff that too is fine bring it. Sophie can advise on art shops and equipment if you wish to seriously continue. Please leave your expectations of immediate brilliance behind! Some of the class has been drawing for 40 years and they still can't always get the hands right!
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.