SOLD OUT -- Life Drawing Monday 7th Sept

This is a past event

30 people went


The White Horse

64 Shoreditch High St, E1 6JJ · London

How to find us

We are upstairs above The White Horse, go the main entrance on Shoreditch High St. there's a staircase on the right, you'll see a poster.

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WHAT'S THIS? A LIFE DRAWING CLASS IN A STRIP CLUB? If drawing in unusual scenarios is your thing - it doesn't get much more unusual than this.... Join us for another unique and genuinely inspiring life drawing class in an actual strip club. Our dancers not only perform for the benefit of the Saturday night punters.... they also hold still during their incredible routines for our more artistic patrons to capture them in motion.

We are the first strip club in London, the UK and indeed the world to run an official life drawing class, giving artists a unique opportunity to draw strippers while in their place of work. The classes are entirely self-organised and hosted by a group called East London Strippers Collective (ELSC), who are a group of strippers challenging stereotypes and societal attitudes towards stripclubs, by inviting a new audience of onlookers inside. Our doors are open to professional artists, designers, sketchers, illustrators, animators, doodlers, students and first-timers alike.

Life Drawing at The White Horse offers a rare opportunity to capture dance in motion - some of our performers are among the best in London. We have worked out a section of the class called "strip-freeze" - a strip performance interspersed with one minute poses. As the model performs a strip show on stage, our teacher will call out "freeze" giving the class one minute to capture her pose before she continues moving. This section is a warm-up exercise for the class, and is an intense drawing experience. After this there are longer poses, for five, ten and fifteen minutes, in-keeping with a more traditional life drawing class.

Drinks will be served at the bar, and the class will be lead but not tutored. £15 per person, £10 for students (We have a limited number of spaces for students - IF YOU ARE STUDENT AND WOULD LIKE TO BOOK PLEASE MESSAGE US FIRST, as students are booked separately.) All levels of ability welcome, same for gender. All materials are available for a £2 donation.

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT FOR 7TH SEPT. If you don't have a place booked please do not attend. We can no longer accept payment on the door if our class is fully booked - sorry to disappoint.

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