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Let's meet at the Museum of London! Once we're all together we'll wander around and then continue on to the cafe for snacks/drinks and chatting. I really enjoy the Roman section as well as anything relating to any archaeological discoveries made about the city of London. As a professional artist, I find that history really has an impact on my own creative process so I think it would be wonderful to connect with other creatives or history enthusiasts who may have similar experiences! Lets meet between 1:45 to 2pm just outside the main entrance. Look out for me, I'm dark blonde, with rectangular glasses and I'll be carrying a canvas bag with a skeleton on it. If you can't find me, feel free to text:[masked]. Come peckish and ready to share and make friends! **I'm charging a £2 organiser maintenance fee in order to help pay for the fee I have to pay to meetup to keep this group going. For those of you who don't know, Meetup charges organisers a fee to create and maintain a group so the small fee I charge helps me pay this. Payable in cash each time. Thank you for your understanding.
Are you interested in architectural drawing and do you want to have a better understanding of artists who work from architecture? Then consider joining in each Thursday afternoon to learn how to accurately draw using perspective. Every week we'll be in a different part of London, sometimes outside and sometimes inside. If you're looking to build a portfolio of architectural drawings then do come along! This week we will be drawing outside Southwark Cathedral. If the weather is bad then we'll find a sheltered spot to draw the scene. £6 fee to cover teaching and maintenance of this group. Please reserve your place by booking via PayPal and if your plans change then remember to get in touch with me at least 24 hours before the event so I can give you a refund. No refunds 10 hours before event. Find me standing outside the riverside entrance to Southwark Cathedral......I'll be carrying my grey canvas bag with a skeleton on it (not a skull), I have rectangular glasses, dark blonde hair and I look like my profile picture. If you can't see me please (text only) to: [masked] Let's meet between 1:45 to 2pm. *Please bring an A4 hardbound sketchbook with assorted pencils and erasers. We will try to find places to sit but some may have to stand so please be aware that this is an activity where you may have to stand to draw. Please wear comfortable shoes and remember to bring an umbrella!
John Singer Sargent is one of my favourite painters and someone who has influenced my own career as a painter so I would like to offer a talk on his work, his life and his methods/style of painting. My talks are from an entirely artist perspective and deeply rooted in my own working knowledge of oil paint and painting from the life model. If you are interested then please come and join us! This talk is one hour in length with time afterwards for discussion and a social event in the cafe. £10 to attend: Payable in cash on the day. This fee covers my research, time, the talk itself and the maintenance of this group. *Meet me just inside the main entrance from Millbank between 12:45pm to 1pm. I look like my profile pic + rectangular glasses and dark blonde hair and will be carrying a canvas bag with a skeleton on it. If you arrive late, I won't be able to answer your text or calls because I'll be giving the talk so you'll have to ask the information desk where the John Singer Sargent paintings are located to find us. The information desk people are very helpful. Prior to event if you need to text: [masked] Hope to see you there!
Every two weeks, Friday evenings at the Victoria & Albert Museum! I'm offering to teach anyone who would like to draw at the Victoria & Albert museum. All levels welcome. ---Please bring a sketchbook and selection of pencils, an eraser and portable pencil sharpener. It helps if your sketchbook has a hard back so you can have support for your drawing--- (if you forget materials, you can purchase them in the shop) I'm a professional artist and also experienced art teacher and offer lessons in perspective, composition, proportion and relationships. I use the methods and techniques of Raphael, Giacometti and Maurice de Sausmarez and teach to a very high standard. Please meet me at the Victoria & Albert Museum just inside the Cromwell entrance after the bag check. We'll gather there between 6:45 to 7pm before heading into the galleries. I'll be standing facing the door. I have dark blonde hair, rectangular glasses and will be carrying a canvas bag with a skeleton on it. If you will be running late or can't find me then please text my mobile:[masked] (I won't respond if you call, please text only) Cost is £10 per person. This fee covers maintenance of this group as well as teaching. Payable in cash on the day. *Please note: if you're new to this event it is £10.....but once you pay this all following sessions are just £1. If you prefer to pay via PayPal then please pay to my PayPal account: [masked] and indicate, "Traditional Drawing Lessons" and if you are paying as new (£10) or returning(£1). On Friday evenings the Victoria & Albert Museum is open until 10pm! After our drawing session, feel free to head home or stay a while in the cafe. If you'd like to know about my own artistic abilities then please check out my website: www.toothpickmoon.com