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Come along to this lovely, lively Life Drawing class taught by Adrian Dutton ( http://www.adriandutton.com ) in 4 different venues in Central East London - Bethnal Green E2, Hoxton E2 and Clerkenwell EC1R.

We have been getting together for serious drawing work (and the odd drink afterwards!) for 12 years. Newcomers always welcome! This class suits people of all levels of experience. Adrian has trained with some of the countries leading painters, such as Francis Hoyland, John Lessore, Ann Dowker, Tim Hyman and others. Adrian's teaching style is hands-on, affirming and very warm and friendly. But it is the athmosphere of the group itself that really makes this drawing class so special. Come along to check us out, or email Adrian at info@adriandutton.com for more info.

We now run different life drawing groups every weekday evening from 4 different venues across Central & East London:

• Mondays: London E2, Hoxton: 83a Geffrye St, Hoxton, E2 8JA

• Tuesdays: London E2, Hoxton: 83a Geffrye St, Hoxton, E2 8JA

• Wednesdays: London E2, Bethnal Green: Garrett Centre, 117 Mansford St , Bethnal Green, E2 6LX

• Thursdays: London E9, Hackney: Royal Inn on the Park

• Fridays: London E2, Bethnal Green: Garrett Centre, 117 Mansford St , Bethnal Green, E2 6LX

We have great details on each individual session, map, directions & photo of the venue etc. inside each individual meetup description. So click on one that interests you and all the details will be displayed! And if in any doubt or you cannot find us, phone 07966 925 723, or email adrianmarkduttongmail.com

Materials: Don't worry if you have come out without any materials - all materials you need are available at the class or bring your own! We have easels and trestles for use (at no cost), charcoal, pencils, inks and lots of other bits and bobs. Materials cost £1 per session including acid free cartridge paper

Cost per class is £10 per evening or you can buy a block of 5 sessions for £42.50 - these don't have to be taken consecutively, you can take them ANYTIME and they are valid at ANY of our lasses!

Times: Our classes all start at 7pm but don't worry if you're late, just come along! We usually have a 15-20mins break halfway through, then we continue until 9.30pm.

Here are some photos taken at some of our classes:

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Hackney, London Life Drawing Drop-in (Thurs 7pm-9.30pm, Royal Inn, E9 7HJ)

Hackney E9 Life Drawing Class Nearly 100% of all feedback rates us 5* The address of this venue is: **Royal Inn on the Park 111 Lauriston Road, Hackney, London E9 7HJ ·** see below for detailed directions & a map. The popular, long established Bethnal Green Life Drawing Class runs drop-in classes on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, in 4 different venues in Central, East and West London, always 7pm to 9.30pm. No need to book! Simply come along to this lovely, lively Life Drawing class organised by Adrian Dutton (www.adriandutton.com) in a beautiful large upstairs room. 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 including beginners. Adrian has trained with some of the countries leading painters, such as Francis Hoyland, John Lessore, Ann Dowker, Tim Hyman, and others. Adrian's style is hands-on, affirming and very warm and friendly. But it is the atmosphere of the group itself that really makes this drawing class so special. Simply come along and join us or email Adrian at [masked] for more information. COST: The cost per class is £10 per evening or £42.50 for a block of 5 sessions if you want to prepay. Materials: For a one-off contribution of £1 per class we provide all essential & quality materials you might need, incl. paper, pencils, charcoal etc., or you are welcome to bring your own. Directions: The venue opens at 6.30pm. Nrs. 277, 425 - stop Victoria Park Road The Royal Inn on the Park is on bus routes 425 (towards Clapton) and 277 (towards Highbury and Islington), 10 minutes ride from Mile End tube station on the Central line. The stop nearest the Royal Inn is called "Victoria Park Road". Walk BACK towards the park and cross over to the Royal Inn on your left using the zebra crossing next to the park gates. If you are coming from North London via the Overground, get out at Hackney Central and turn right down Mare Street. Cross over when you get to Hackney Town Hall on your right and take the 277 bus from stop B towards Leamouth. Get out at the "Victoria Park Road" bus stop and walk on 100 m until you get to the Royal Inn on your left. The website is http://www.royalinnonthepark.com/ To view a BBC film taken at the Bethnal Green Life drawing class, see below: You can watch the BBC film of Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' made at our life drawing class here:https://vimeo.com/12028d8d888 (http://vimeo.com/ziplinecreative/review/78714935/a64159a7bb)

Bethnal Green London E2 Life Drawing - LONG POSES CLASS (Fridays 7.00-9.30pm)

**LONG POSES LIFE DRAWING CLASS, venue is the Garrett Centre 117 Mansford Str., E2 6LX** Bethnal Green London E2 Life Drawing Class: Nearly 100% of all feedback rates us 5* No need to book! This long-poses life drawing class runs every FRIDAY (except bank holidays) as part of the popular, long established East London (Bethnal Green & Shoreditch/Islington) Life Drawing Class organised by Adrian Dutton (www.adriandutton.com). 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 (www.tomjnicholls.com) 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 14 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. COST: The cost per class is £10 per evening or £42.50 for a block of 5 sessions if you want to prepay. Materials: For a one-off contribution of £1 per class we provide all essential & quality materials you might need, incl. paper, pencils, charcoal etc., or you are welcome to bring your own. 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. Buses: 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: https://vimeo.com/12028888ds8 (http://vimeo.com/ziplinecreative/review/78714935/a64159a7bb)

*NEW MONDAY VENUE* The Workshop - 83a Geffrye St, E2 - Life class drop in 7-9.30

**NEW venue as of Mon 9 July 2018: (same venue as our Tuesday class) Where: 83A Geffrye Street, E2 8JA The workspace is on the first floor. Tube: <1min. from Hoxton Overground Venue opens: 6.30pm Please try to get there by 6:45 pm (seating is limited to 35 for this venue) If you are using an internet map to find the venue PLEASE ENTER THE ADDRESS AS WELL AS THE POSTCODE. You will find the workspace just south of where Pearson Street crosses Geffrye Street. The Geffrey Street venue is a really beautifully lit space with large windows. Conveniently located a stone-throw - literally 1 min. walk - from Hoxton Overground station (same line that goes from Whitechapel past Canonbury (Islington), Dalston Junction (Hackney), Haggerston, on to Shoreditch on the other side. Any questions, as always, text me on[masked]. If you can't find the venue on the night give me a call on that same number. We really look forward to seeing you there! The popular, long established Bethnal Green Life Drawing Class runs drop-in classes on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday evenings, always 7pm to 9.30pm. Simply come along to this lovely, lively London Life Drawing class taught by Mark Lovelace (www.LondonLifeDrawing) in a bright beautiful space, just 3 mins walk from Hoxton Overground. We have been getting together for serious drawing work (and the odd drink afterwards!) for 15 years. Newcomers are always welcome! This class suits people of all levels of experience. Mark has taught with London Life Drawing for several years, and is a full time practicing artist. Marks is an expert draughtsman, his teaching style is warm and affirming, while also being precise and insightful, he is one of the best tutors to help take your drawing forward to the next level, or to enable you to aquire essential drawing skills. London Life Drawing founder Adrian Dutton has trained with some of the countries leading painters, such as Francis Hoyland, John Lessore, Ann Dowker, Tim Hyman, and others. Adrian's style is hands-on, affirming and very warm and friendly. But it is the atmosphere of the group itself that really makes this drawing class so special. Come along for an evening or email Adrian at [masked] for more information. COST: The cost per class is £10 per evening or £42.50 for a block of 5 sessions if you want to prepay. Materials: For a one-off contribution of £1 per class we provide all essential & quality materials you might need, incl. paper, pencils, charcoal etc., or you are welcome to bring your own. To view a BBC film taken at a London Life drawing class, see below: You can watch the BBC film of Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' made at our life drawing class here: http://vimeo.com/ziplinecreative/review/78714935/a64159a7bb

London Life Drawing in Earls Court - The Bolton, Mondays 7pm - 9.30pm

Join us for a lively session of Life Drawing in great company and with excellent models, led by Adrian Dutton and his London Life Drawing team, in the 1st floor "Rembrandt Sampling Room" of the beautiful Bolton Pub pub, Earls Court. The venue is 2 minutes walk from the Tube Station (District/Circle line stop Earls Court) - a beautiful traditional pub with a laid-back, good-natured atmosphere and a mind boggling array of rare dutch beers plus great food if you are a bit hungry. The class runs in the same fashion as all our existing popular classes across East and Central London with a variety of pose lengths, never longer than 30 mins, making the class ideal for beginners and experienced artists alike (to see our other classes, click here to view our meetup diary (https://www.meetup.com/LondonLifeDrawing/events/calendar/)). We work with some of the best models in the business using a mix of challenging short, mid-length and longer poses. The class is semi-tutored in that qualified advice is available if requested (just signal to the tutor that you'd like some guidance). All your existing prepaid block bookings, vouchers & "Freedom Passes" are valid, and the price remains the same as for all our other sessions: COST: The cost per class is £10 per evening or £42.50 for a block of 5 sessions if you want to prepay. Materials: For a one-off contribution of £1 per class we provide all essential & quality materials you might need, incl. paper, pencils, charcoal etc., or you are welcome to bring your own. If you have any questions do email [masked] or text[masked]. Hope to see you there!

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