What we're about
This is the Meetup group for you if you'd like to be invited to different styles/themes Drawing/Painting/Life Drawing classes in London or abroad with the very and only aim to be able to exhibit your work at a Physical and/or an Online Art Gallery, very soon or as soon as you are ready. This group is for you to learn as quickly, as much as possible, to be helped to find the right direction with discussions from day 1. You'll still have a great time with Social Networking/making new creative friends depending on how much time you can spare. Let's not forget that Drawing and painting are for anyone and everyone so social barriers do not exist here. I'll make sure to help, within my limits, those on benefits or unemployed. No need to be a full-time Artist to be a successful Artist (same applies to music as you know). The majority of us have a part-time or full-time job so they can have the time and means to do what they love and still be able to live with people they love.
Every month we have an exhibition private view located where the main Art galleries are in London, at no extra cost for those who support our cause by helping us with our admin costs of £2/week pp. Any events and classes do need to be paid in advance so I can then pay whoever is organizing/teaching the class except if i run a class.
Every month I organize my own classes on the first Monday/Tuesday before our First Thursday of the month Exhibition and the week after to Startup something new. I can help with very low-cost Studio spaces to be able to Paint throughout the month and only for one month if needed, without the need to pay a monthly rent or deposit.
Models who Draw/paint or Artist who model are more than welcome in helping this project with some volunteering and obviously don't need to pay the admin fee/membership.
Art teachers and Art organization will also get help with their models who won't be charged to work (unfortunately it is happening for too long in London) and will be happy to host us when their theme is what we would want to draw/paint at the time.
As you know, everything starts with Drawing in graphic Arts so that is what we'll also start with but making sure that we have what we need in term of pose duration, reference photography, help to find good courses and tutorials, tips, tricks, Lighting, announcements of models to draw/paint weekly and future availability for the final touches...
All of us will have their work and story/CV showing here on Meetup pages or/and other platforms we'll tell you about once we know you and your Art/Style.
We do not limit ourselves with drawing/Painting the Human figure but use it to keep ourselves fresh and the energy flowing. Some of us will draw/paint the human form in a figurative style, to begin with but to transform their style to abstract or to incorporate people in their Artwork.
When numbers grow we will also hire a large hall once a month and do absolute marvels together with Free food and drinks...
I myself have gone as far as a human being could possibly go to save and bring back Life Drawing classes in the UK and France, Directly and wildly originally, and soon after, more and more indirectly planting seeds whenever possible via our "London Life Drawing Network". This website is now going a bit outdated so things are happening on that side with true help available for everyone in this brand new, open to all, buzzing, creative Industry.
If you are an Artist with a good size Pad/Studio, please let me know...
Tony (As seen on Tele Artist, Art teacher, Photographer, Fun events organizer, Local Mr Fix it)