Clear sweet video and clean sound now on our Zoom sessions

Zoom Drop-in Groups – click on the links below

Tuesday Afternoon Short Pose Drop-in Life Drawing
Wednesday Morning – Drop-in Life Drawing and Painting
Wednesday Afternoon – Drop-in Portraiture
Saturday Morning – Drop-in Life Drawing and Painting

Last week an optical cable slithered it’s way to our studio, bringing with it many megabits up and down. The megabits allow us to present our models to you with greater clarity and richer colours and enable us to have clear audio so we can hear what you say and you us. This is a massive relief, you’ll know if you’ve tried any of our previous Zoom sessions that the picture has been variable and the sound, at times, positively bizarre. That is now behind us and our system works well.

We have also introduced a second camera so we will either offer you two views or a wide angle shot with the second camera zoomed in.

There are four Zoom sessions this week, including a portrait session on Wednesday afternoon, we hope we’ll see you at one or more of them.

David Sawyer is planning on going further afield. On Tuesday morning he will be at the Rookery in Streatham which has some fine views and trees and walled gardens terraced down a hill. Plenty to paint and whilst the main car park appears to be closed we can park along the road that leads up to it. On Wednesday he will be travelling to Deal in Kent to paint on the sea front. If you’d like to join him on either of these ventures then you can sign up here. You will be invited to join his Whatsapp group to coordinate. These are small groups where we respect rules on social distancing.

Tuesday Drop-in Short Pose Life Drawing 2.00pm-5.00pm on Zoom

Adrian is our man for Tuesdays short poses. We’ll go through the routine of very short poses getting successively longer each hour.

You can choose to join us for one, two or three hours and as we’re still rolling this out the charge will only be £2.50 per hour. To get the special price use the discount code PESTE1 at final check out when purchasing the session.

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Wednesday Drop-in Long Pose Life Drawing 10.00am-1.00pm on Zoom

The second and final week with Stephanie in a seated pose: see this WIP below for the pose.

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The session fee will be reduced to £10 if you use the discount code PESTE2 at final checkout.

Wednesday Drop-in Portraiture 2.00pm-5.00pm on Zoom

We have Paul sitting for a portrait this afternoon. Paul is a Street Operative who has a look and charm all his own. The photo is by Henry Miller who snapped him going about his work. He will be with us this week and next.

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The session fee will be reduced to £10 if you use the discount code PESTE2 at final checkout.

Saturday Drop-in Long Pose Life Drawing 10.00am-1.00pm on Zoom

Emily is a fitness instructor who also models. She will sit for us for a long pose this Saturday that we will return to again next Saturday 20th June.
Here is a painting of her by Bukie Kawano

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The session fee will be reduced to £10 if you use the discount code PESTE2 at final checkout.