Classic Life Drawing by Vout-O-Reenees Arts Club - art in London
Classic Life Drawing by Vout-O-Reenees Arts Club - art in London

Classic Life Drawing

by Vout-O-Reenees Arts Club

23 reviews
23 reviews
Classic Life Drawing with Sophie Parkin at Vout-O-Reenees, Private Members Arts club @Voutoreenees_

Drawing Class

2 hour class

Beginner

Tower Hill/Aldgate tube E1

Classic Life Drawing
by Vout-O-Reenees Arts Club

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Classes

2 hour class

Evening

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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Did you know?

The less you look at your drawing whilst making it will give it more energy and improve your hand eye co-ordination! Hand eye co-ordination helps stop alzheimers!
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Reviews (23)
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Sophie
3 Nov
Fab and fun class! Great venue, good range of art materials and a bar at hand with organic french wine as the champion (for me atleast). Not much direction which meant your artistic side had to flare up itself. Will be booking this Obby class again for sure!
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Rachael
16 Nov
Really great class, very informal and relaxed and in a beautiful setting. Ill definitely be back.

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Sophie
3 Nov
Fab and fun class! Great venue, good range of art materials and a bar at hand with organic french wine as the champion (for me atleast). Not much direction which meant your artistic side had to flare up itself. Will be booking this Obby class again for sure!
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Rachael
16 Nov
Really great class, very informal and relaxed and in a beautiful setting. Ill definitely be back.
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Sophie
9 Jan
Really fun class, laid back, very relaxing. Great to do after work as an activity to take the mind away from all its clutter!
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Anonymous
20 Feb
Everything about it is brilliant !
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Anonymous
20 Feb
Great venue. Relax, focus and perfect meeting point to share with great other artists. Looking forward to my next one!!!!.Love it!!!
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Anonymous
20 Feb
The relaxed and unique atmosphere of Vout’s gets the creative juices flowing. One of the few life drawing venues where you feel you are among friends who love to share techniques and actually look at each other’s work! Sophie Parkin runs a great class and her choice of models is superb.
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Anonymous
20 Feb
A lively and friendly life class with avante garde surrounds and excellent models. Tasty refreshments are at hand as are helpful hints and equipment, all supplied by the wonderful host Sophie. A quality event for all standard of artist.
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Anonymous
20 Feb
Wonderful environment (like no other), models & people - what's not to love, if you wish to attend a life-drawing session in a totally unique convivial environment, you can't do better.
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Anonymous
20 Feb
Welcoming, and very friendly. Good music and a great atmosphere in which to draw.
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Anonymous
20 Feb
Loved it. Relaxed atmosphere and very friendly. They provided paper and charcoal. It was great! Would recommend to friends
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Anonymous
20 Feb
Vout-O-Reenees is a wonderful place for life drawing. It's totally chilled out, everyone is friendly and encouraging, it's fun!!. Fabulous models, music and food. The venue is amazing and inspirational. Check it out, it's a unique experience.
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Anonymous
20 Feb
Vout-O-Reenee is the Salon des Refuses, pour les refuses. Eye to brain to hand is the root of good art. Life drawing is the key; here it is.
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Anonymous
20 Feb
Perfect venue for a relaxed and informal class with a friendly and interested group. Encouraging and informative.
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Anonymous
20 Feb
What a great environment to do life drawing in, the environment, the model, the host, the bar - all perfect for a lovely evening of drawing, drinking and meeting new people.
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Anonymous
20 Feb
Great atmosphere with lovely fellow students. A much needed brain massage. Non judgmental creative spirit.
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Anonymous
20 Feb
In a beautiful, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere I enjoy doing several timed sketches while enjoying a glass of fine wine.
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Anonymous
20 Feb
the life drawing class always has wonderful models to draw and with inspiring poses. There is always great music as a backdrop. It is a great class I couldn't think of a better way to spend a Tuesday evening - you are transported to a talented creative world with great ambiance, wonderful people full of art and literature and fun.
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Anonymous
21 Feb
Wonderful models & setting (one room of this members art club i muralled) feels like a 2nd home. really interesting people & classical art school feel to an enjoyable life drawing class (-:
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bea
21 Feb
professionally intimate venue - see some of the amazing sketches on the website/fb page - hosts superb
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Anonymous
21 Feb
Really good , great models , venue great and clubby which gives a better ( or at least different ) feel than a standard art studio , more intimate and warmer , I loved it
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Anonymous
21 Feb
I have been going to life drawing at Vouts for three years and enjoy the informal atmosphere, music, model quality and the mix of seriousness of intent with comfort and welcoming good humour. The venue is idiosyncratic with a warm somewhat surreal character and a lively mix of regulars. Sophie P is arch hostess with raised eyebrow and lively opinions.
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Anonymous
21 Feb
Great experience with beautiful personalities and a beautiful model
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Ilse
25 Apr
I thoroughly enjoyed it, a great evening, was nervous to begin but was amazed at my results! Fabulous venue and hosts, good fun.

Class location

Tower Hill/Aldgate tube
The crypt off 30 Prescot Street
Below the catholic church on the left hand side
E1 8BB
London

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Classic Life Drawing by Vout-O-Reenees Arts Club - art in London

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.

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Notes

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!

Requirements

14.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Classic Life Drawing
by Vout-O-Reenees Arts Club
2 hour class
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