Past Courses

Try it Out: 8 week course in Life Drawing, Watercolours & Oils!MayFB2

Fridays:   9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th  Sept                           7th, 14th, 21st, 28th October                                  10:15am-1:15pm      

Fantastic opportunity to try out different materials and techniques in a relaxed and supportive environment. Maximum of 5 places per session to allow tailored and focused tutorial.

The Life Drawing sessions will  include the same long pose throughout all the sessions (with some quick warm ups too).

Places will be taken on a first come, first served basis and must be booked in advance. You can choose any combination of classes providing there is a space left – please email to check the availability.

September                                                                                                                                                                            9th   Life Drawing 1                                                                                                                                       16th  Wartercolour – developing techniques based on still life (watercolour glazing) and looking at Cezanne’stechnique in particular                                                                                        23rd  Life Drawing 2                                                                                                                                       30th  Wartercolour – still life techniques, working on individual aims

October                                                                                                                                                                                  7th   Life Drawing 3                                                                                                                                        14th  Wartercolour – still life techniques, working on individual aims                                          21st  Life Drawing                                                                                                                                         28th  Wartercolour – still life techniques, working on individual aims


£200  for the full course           btn_buynow_pp_142x2720160429_125935

£180 for 7 classes                       btn_buynow_pp_142x27

£155 for 6 classes                       btn_buynow_pp_142x27

£31.50 per single session

To book a single session email us:

 All abilities welcome!

PAST COURSES 2014-2015 – 2016

Summer Drawing & Watercolours   July & August 2016

MAY LIFE BE WELL DRAWN      May 2016life DR Fall website

Fridays:   13th, 20th, 27th May                                                    & 3rd, 10th June                                  10am-1pm      

Fantastic opportunity to work in artist’s studio.  Tea and coffee will be provided with the occasional biscuit 😉

Maximum of 6 places per session to allow tailored and focused tutorial. Places will be taken on a first come, first served basis and must be booked in advance.

‘Life’   in  Life Drawing         8 weeks or DROP IN                all levels

Extend your life drawing experience    &   Challenge how you use the figure in your artwork

This approach to Life Drawing will encourage widening your use of the figure and extend your personal approach to the subject. Alongside developing skills in observation of the model you will explore the figure in a variety of different contexts.  With the stress on invention and creative ideas this course is suitable for students who wish to take an adventurous approach.   You will be inspired by reference to a diverse range of artists’ works and how they have made the figure the focus of their work.

Fridays   10am-1pm   19th September – 7th November 2014

£188 for the full course (including model fee)                                                  £25 drop in session

Portrait  x  Three                   4 weeks          

Johanna Kwiat, Dublin2

   The face has been of fascination for a wide range of cultures and artists. You will be inspired to stretch and extend your previous practice by developing ideas of how to portray the face in different representations (cultural, artists influenced, mixed techniques) and combining them in a triptych format.

This course will greatly benefit painters and drawers who could do with re-energising their approach through a challenging and stimulating course and for those interested in portraiture wanting to explore a range of ways of seeing and depicting the face.

This class is suitable  Suitable for those with some previous experience

Fridays  2pm – 5pm  19th September – 10th October 2014                                 £94.00


                                                          COURSES STARTING IN OCTOBER 2014

Water-soluble Oils                                  4 weeks        brix

Suitable for those with some previous experience of painting 

Use oils without the need for turpentine and toxic fumes!       Oils that mix with water!

Water-soluble oil paint achieves many of the effects of traditional oils without the need for turpentine and white spirit. Learn glazing and layering techniques based on traditional oil methods.  Over the period of course you will be working on one painting, building in layers and using techniques that require extended drying times. You will also be making more immediate paintings, exploring other techniques which do not require long drying times.

Mondays  2pm – 5pm  13th October – 3rd November                            £94.00

Introduction to Drawing                       4 weeks                           beginners + refreshers                                                                      

For those who always wanted to but haven’t yet tried, here is a course where you can learn the building blocks of drawing techniques based on observation, traditional skills, and try out a modern approach!

Also suitable for those wishing to refresh their drawing skills: shading, proportion, use of line, tone, light and shadow.

Mondays  10am – 1pm  13th October – 3rd November                          £94.00

Painters Forum                                           an engagement within a peer group

This is a 4 week meet-up course for painters and will benefit those seeking stimulation and group support. It will also benefit those who ceased their practice but are keen to renew their engagement with the subject. And for those who feel isolated in their studio practice and looking for ways to place their practice in a shared context.
This is an opportunity for painters to focus entirely on painting and their own practice.

– Group and individual critiques
– Group tutorials
– Supportive and motivating environment
– Networking opportunities
– Creative problem solving
– Discussing contemporary painting
– Information on materials, techniques, paint handling, and how ideas are developed
– Each group member will have an opportunity to show their work and give a talk on their work in a supportive environment

Fridays 2pm – 5pm 17th October – 7th November 2014                                                   £75.00

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Art, Kundalini Yoga and delicious wholesome homemade food.  All combined to energize the mind, nourish the body and enrich the spirit.


Saturday, 6th August 2016 10am – 5pm                           

Morning session 10:00-13:00.  Kundalini Yoga   

When health and happiness levels are high, your aura – the protective electromagnetic field surrounding your body – expands. On a good day, it can radiate as far as 9ft (2.7m) from your body. When it’s big and bright, people sense you coming before you actually arrive, and you definitely don’t get bumped around in Oxford Circus on a Saturday! In this kundalini yoga workshop, we’ll work on clearing, strengthening and expanding our aura to encourage you to GO REALLY BIG in the afternoon’s art class.

Lunch 13:00-14:00  (delicious vegetarian homemade lunch. vegan or G/F available – please specify at time of booking)

Afternoon session 14:00-17:00. ART.       Expand your drawing – the body within and without. 

Make LARGE scale drawings!  Working on a piece of paper the size of the body, you will use space and free movement to expand and develop your own gestural marks and line. Through a range of drawing techniques and mark making you will experience an exciting and energetic approach to the subject. We will make images of the body, abstract from these images and explore drawing’s potential to represent feelings and sensations. In our exploration of the body as a boundary and as boundless (closed and open drawing) we will refer to the morning yoga session as a starting point. 

Materials supplied:  a variety of art materials (oil pastels, soft pastels, charcoal) paper. Please feel free to bring any of your own drawing materials and sketchbooks. 

***There will be a short break of 10-15min in the morning and afternoon for coffee and tea (provided by us)***

Venue: Crystal Palace, London. Free on street parking

COST £67 (including model fee when applicable, some materials, lunch and teas & coffees)

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BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL due to limited number of places. 

Questions? email us at:

Refunds and Cancellations. We are only able to offer a refund on a cancellation made at least 10 days before the course starts. Every place on the workshop is transferrable, so we would be happy for you to find a replacement to take your spot. If you don’t turn up on the day, we will not be able to refund your fee. If you have to leave for whatever reason during the course of the day, we will not be able to refund your fee.

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Saturday, 14th May 2016. 10am – 5pm   – Joy and Play 

Saturday, 16th April 2016. 10am – 5pm   – Blooming Good 

Saturday, 23rd January 2016. 10am – 5pm  – Fire Up Your Creativity!


Life Drawing Workshop

Saturday 27th June 2015      11am-4pm

wimbledon life d pose 

Clear, cool daylight. Beautifully lit room. Excellent model for long and short poses. Advice, fantastic tuition and support. Damn good coffee. 

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                     Life Drawing Workshop

23rd May 2015      11am-4pm



Few photos from our Rites of Spring March 2015 Workshop:

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Photos from our February No Elephant in the Room Workshop:



No Elephant In The Room Life Drawing Workshop 

 14 February 2015      11am-4pm

First in 2015!

Exciting and rare opportunity to work intensely in a small group. This workshop takes place in a light, intimate and yet airy studio space.

  • Work from a wide range of short poses and one long pose (3.5 hours).
  • No restriction on materials. Ideal opportunity to develop painting techniques and oil paint especially.
  • Make concentrated work focusing on your chosen materials and techniques.
  • Take the opportunity to make sustained work exploring and using daylight as a light source.
  • Lots of informed and friendly advice about technique development.
  • Try new approaches and progress in depth in your own treatment  of the subject.
  • Be inspired by looking at different approaches to the subject by a range of artists.


All levels welcome. Teaching will be linked to your individual needs and interests.


Pictures from previous workshops

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