**LONG POSES LIFE DRAWING CLASS, venue is the Garrett Centre 117 Mansford Str., E2 6LX**
Bethnal Green London E2 Life Drawing Class:
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No need to book! This long-poses life drawing class runs every FRIDAY (except bank holidays) as part of the popular, long established Bethnal Green Life Drawing Class. Like our other classes, the Friday class is a drop-in class - so there is no need to book: simply come along to this lovely, lively class taught by Tom J. Nicholls in the Garrett Centre, a spacious, lofty space in Bethnal Green, London E2 6LX.
A friendly, welcoming atmosphere. We have been getting together for serious drawing work (and the odd drink afterwards!) for 12 years. Newcomers are always welcome! This class suits people of all levels of experience, every level of practice is represented, from the very beginner right through to the seasoned artist.
All materials provided. All materials you may need are available at the class, or feel free to bring your own. We provide pencils and charcoal, rubbers and sharpeners, and boards for free. We charge at cost for our A3 or A2 acidfree cartridge paper (15p a sheet). Tables are set out or use our trestles or easels as per your preference.
Cost. The cost per class is £7.50 per evening (£5 concs.). If you prepay for 6 classes, you pay £30 for a block of six sessions (= 33% discount).
About the venue. **The venue opens at 6.30pm** The Garrett Centre is a beautiful, vaulted hall with large, almost floor-to-ceiling colour-glass windows. Parking can be found in roads around the venue largely free after 5.30pm or 6pm (check road signs and avoid parking in private / reserved bays). Nearest tube: Bethnal Green (central line).
Directions (see map below): When walking/cycling, there is a footpath behind the Tesco's on Bethnal Green Road that will get you there faster (see highlight on map above). If driving you will need to go via Old Bethnal Green Road.
Tube/train: approx. 5-6 minutes walk from Bethnal Green Tube (Central Line) and 12 mins. walk from Hoxton & Shoreditch overground stations.
Nrs. 8, 388, D3 - stop Pollard Row.
Nrs. 26, 48, 55 - stop Hackney Road.
Nrs. 106, 254 - stop Old Ford Road.
Nr. 309 - stop York Road.
About Tom J. Nicholls. Tom, a sought-after Sculptor and Stone Carver (www.tomjnicholls.com), has had a drawing practice for "as long as he can remember". As a sculptor, his drawing focuses on the three dimensional aspect of drawing the human figure. Tom first trained at Weymouth College in the traditional techniques of Stonemasonry, Carving and Lettering; he obtained a 1st Class Bsc Honors Degree in Architectural and Heritage Conservation and went on to win a QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) Scholarship for a Post Graduate Diploma in Historic Stone Carving at the City and Guilds of London Art School in Kennington. His restoration carving and conservation work can be found in prestige landmark locations such as Buckingham Palace, Kew Gardens, The Houses of Parliament, the V&A museum and The Queen’s College (Oxford); Tom was also a member of the core team of seven sculptors who produced the Heraldic Ornamentation for the Queens Diamond Jubilee Barge Project in June 2012. Most recently, Tom was voted "Carver of the year 2013" by the The Master Carvers Association.
To view a BBC film taken at the Bethnal Green Life drawing class, see below: You can watch the BBC clip of "Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience" filmed at our life drawing class here: