Thursday Evening Drop-in Life Drawing

Thursday evenings 7.30-9.30pm
Love Walk United Reformed Church Hall
Love Walk, Camberwell SE5 8SN
Cost £10 payable at the half time tea break.

Alfred Munnings - Nude Female at Julian's Atelier
Life study by Alfred Munnings at Julian’s Atelier in Paris

Life drawing is an essential part of the figurative artists routine, as important as the gym is to an athlete. Regular observational drawing enhances perception and fluency, it strengthens the visual muscles adding value to any visual task you may undertake.

For some it is a way of relaxing, when fully engaged in drawing the inner dialogue can become still, bringing a great sense of release.

Most of us want to become better at drawing and understand that the real teacher is practice. If guidance is required it’s always available but this group is formally untutored.

We have easels, drawing boards, clips and chairs available. We charge 10p per sheet of A2 paper and have scruffy charcoal for free with new sticks and pencils at 50p. We play music which helps keep the pulse going.

The space is on the upper floor of an architect designed church hall. It is warm, clean and bright, a good space with loos and a lift if required. We break at 8.30 for ten minutes when we have tea and biscuits for which we charge £1.

In the map below the church hall adjoins the church to the left. If there is no one there to greet you just enter the building and walk along the corridor to the right, up the stairs and back to the left. In the picture below the arrow points at the entrance.