The Merry Nude art classes in London
The Merry Nude art classes in London

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The Merry Nude

9 reviews
9 reviews

The Merry Nude is a creative collective who provide friendly and informative art workshops through social events.

Their weekly staple is relaxing life drawing sessions in beautiful pubs, your chance to learn techniques from friendly professional artists, be encouraged to make a mess and experiment, and enjoy a drink in some of London's best pubs. All materials including full easels are provided. They also run sculpture and craft workshops, and tailor make private creative events, from hen parties to corporate workshops.

The Merry Nude has been running succesfully for 5 years, with a host of fantastic tutors including sculptor Benedict Romain, painter Jonathan Ellis, animator Lawrence Dodgson, painter Candice Tait and more, who combine their experience as artists, teachers and being lovely people to provide professional level teaching in an accessible, encouraging and fun atmosphere.

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Annabel
8 Apr
The teacher was welcoming and it was a relaxed atmosphere. Great supplies. Definitely will draw again :)
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Acacia
17 Apr
Ruby gave really useful tips for me to improve and I will definitely be going back! Venue was stunning (The Clock House Peckham) and there was good music playing while we were drawing ❤️
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Florien
13 May
This class was fantastic! It's in the perfect location in the middle of Shoreditch, in a beautiful room above a pub. I really liked the teaching balance - if you want to get lots of tips and pointers about your sketch, the help is there for you. Or, If you want to go your own route, you are also welcome to! I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun but peaceful life drawing session.
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Arianna
16 Jan
The atmosphere was very friendly and relaxed. Simon helped everyone giving tips.

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Annabel
8 Apr
The teacher was welcoming and it was a relaxed atmosphere. Great supplies. Definitely will draw again :)
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Acacia
17 Apr
Ruby gave really useful tips for me to improve and I will definitely be going back! Venue was stunning (The Clock House Peckham) and there was good music playing while we were drawing ❤️
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Florien
13 May
This class was fantastic! It's in the perfect location in the middle of Shoreditch, in a beautiful room above a pub. I really liked the teaching balance - if you want to get lots of tips and pointers about your sketch, the help is there for you. Or, If you want to go your own route, you are also welcome to! I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun but peaceful life drawing session.
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Arianna
16 Jan
The atmosphere was very friendly and relaxed. Simon helped everyone giving tips.
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Phil
26 Nov
Misleading description, poorly equipped and overcrowded. This session defined itself as a 'class' but the instructor, for the 20min I could stand of the session, acted as a countdown timer for short sketch exercises. There was no instruction or feedback (again, I left early due to it being so uncomfortable so maybe this followed?) but not suitable for novices like me. The tutor was quite unwelcoming and the atmosphere intimidating. I arrived at 19:01 and the tutor wasn’t in the room. When she returned at 19:05 i was referred to as a 'latecomer' which immediately made me feel like I was interrupting the other students. I expect that the majority of other 'students' were regulars and certainly more accomplished in terms of skill. On a positive note; the model was very professional and autonomous and the pub was lovely! FYI 'Drink' and draw 'isn’t correct .. at least I wasn’t offered a drink!
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Alex
19 Dec
Always a wonderful crowd and friendly, experienced tutors. A wide variety of experience and approaches means that there’s always something to learn from one another. I look forward to visiting again soon!
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Alex
19 Dec
Always a wonderful crowd and friendly, experienced tutors. A wide variety of experience and approaches means that there’s always something to learn from one another. I look forward to visiting again soon!
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Alex
19 Dec
Always a wonderful crowd and friendly, experienced tutors. A wide variety of experience and approaches means that there’s always something to learn from one another. I look forward to visiting again soon!
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Frank de Caires
19 Dec
Life drawing at the Vine is a stimulating creative session and it takes your mind away to a higher place. The tutor guides everyone along with some short warm up exercises - useful to loosen up and try out new drawing styles. There is a friendly atmosphere and a nice group of people to draw with. At the end of the session we have a look at all the drawings and listen to the comments from the tutor and others. It's great to see the variety of styles and it always gives new ideas.