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Life Drawing and Art Classes In Dulwich, South London

The Dulwich Art Group and School is a small independent art school with a focus on observational drawing and painting.

We run structured courses in painting and drawing and drop-in life drawing and painting sessions.

Drop-in sessions are very popular with artists of all abilities, with no commitment you are free to attend sessions when you choose. As there is no formal tuition you will be left to get on with your work unmolested - no tutor looking over your shoulder and telling you that the head is too large! If you want advice you'll find the room has plenty of experts who will be happy to give you pointers however looking at others work is often enough to resolve a problem.

Drawing from life is a core discipline for many visual artists, it trains the eye and the hand and develops our skills in visual exploration. For many, creativity arises from the excitement of really seeing which comes from this process of sustained looking.

We have long and short pose groups. In a long pose group you'll find people drawing and painting in a variety of media; charcoal, pencil, pastel, watercolour, acrylic and oil are all well represented. We often hold a pose for three weeks which painters find very attractive particularly in a drop-in.

Short pose groups are ideal for learning to grasp the essence of what we are looking at and for describing it quickly and with economy. If you're trying to loosen up or to develop your own visual language repeatedly drawing the figure with a time constraint is very helpful.

You'll find details of our tutored groups on our website, they are delivered by professional artists whose work we admire and who have a love of sharing their knowledge and a gift for communicating it. www.dulwichartgroup.co.uk

Upcoming events (5)

Now Online: Saturday Life Drawing and Painting

The Dulwich Art Group

This has always been a drop-in class and will be again, but in the meantime, we are running this weekly class as a live stream online art class open to all. We use Zoom for group interaction. Cost is £15. Long pose life painting and drawing. Usually the same pose held for three weeks so that you can produce a sustained piece. It’s untutored so you’ll be left to get on with it yourself although advice is always available. Talking to other artists will usually bring the objectivity required to discern the next step. Further details can be found here: https://www.dulwichartgroup.co.uk/saturday-live-stream-drawing-and-painting/ Cost is £15 a session. To book, please go to https://www.dulwichartgroup.co.uk/product/saturday-long-pose-life-drawing-painting-live-streaming-class/

Now Online: Tuesday Afternoon Drop-in Short Pose Life Drawing

The Dulwich Art Group

This has always been a drop-in class and will be again, but in the meantime, we are running this weekly class as a live stream online art class open to all. We use Zoom for participant interaction. Cost £5-£15. When life drawing, short poses are excellent for training the eye and the hand and building the ability to sum up the essence of the figure with economy. Each hour will start with short poses of one minute and then the duration of the pose will extend so that we end with a ten minute pose. This is a familiar format for life drawing sessions which most of us find very satisfactory. Whilst the session runs for three hours it is possible to attend one, two or three hours, as works for you. Leaving the group happens promptly on the hour. For more information, please see our website: https://www.dulwichartgroup.co.uk/tuesday-afternoon-live-stream-short-pose-life-drawing/ Cost £5 for one hour, £10 for two hours or £15 for three. To book, please go to: https://www.dulwichartgroup.co.uk/product/tuesday-live-stream-short-pose-life-drawing/

Now Online: Wednesday Life Painting and Drawing

The Dulwich Art Group

This has always been a drop-in class and will be again, but in the meantime, we are running this weekly class as a live stream online art class open to all. We use Zoom for participant interaction. Cost is £15. An opportunity to draw or paint a nude model in a sustained pose. Poses are usually set for three weeks giving up to nine hours to complete a piece. Painters like this format as it gives them a chance to produce a finished piece. You may find that drawing the same pose from different angles or exploring several approaches works well too. More detail can be found on our website: https://www.dulwichartgroup.co.uk/wednesdays-live-stream-life-drawing-and-painting/ The class costs £15. Bookings can be made here: https://www.dulwichartgroup.co.uk/product/wednesday-long-pose-life-drawing-painting-live-streaming-class/

Online live streamed portrait painting session

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Paint a clothed model with a focus on the portrait over two three hour sessions. We give you a wide view and a closer portrait view so you can work out the framing for yourself. Our Zoom life drawing and painting classes are popular and surprisingly effective. We have professional cameras and lights in a purpose built studio setting to give you the best quality imagery to work with. When you book you will be sent a confirmation and then, usually half an hour or so before the session begins, you will be sent the invite to the Zoom session by email. Follow the link, if you don't have Zoom installed already it will walk you through that part. It's very easy. You will be placed in a waiting room first and then admitted once we know who you are. We have regular model/artist breaks throughout the session. We usually mute everyone whilst working from the model but sometimes the tutor or organiser will speak. We unmute during the breaks so we can chat. You can sign up here: https://www.dulwichartgroup.co.uk/wednesday-afternoon-live-stream-portraiture/ Cost is £15 but £10 with a discount code - ask!

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