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How will you work on your art this Autumn?

Our Autumn prospectus is up on our website here.If you are thinking of joining us to improve your painting and drawing then this Autumn is a good time to start. We are a friendly bunch of people and whilst we are all very serious about getting better at our art, we are generally free of the vice of taking things too seriously. Our tutors are all practicing artists, they are all good communicators and good painters too, a happy combination you cannot take for granted.

The path you take will be up to you but we always reckon that everything is easier if your drawing is up to snuff, so if in doubt start with drawing, either on our Tuesday Skills course or Thursday evening Introduction to Life Drawing.

If you want to grow your painting skills, Clare Haward, Alex Tzavaras and David Sawyer are all highly regarded experts, you’ll learn many of the same concepts with each of them but in their own language and using their approach. Use your instinct to decide, but first look here.

A pregnant life model to paint for one day

Our pregnant model is booked for Thursday the 29th August 10.00am – 4.00pm The cost for the session will be £30 and we do need you to pre-book here. I think there may have been a problem with the form last week,but it’s fixed now!

Intermediate Level Life Drawing Course

Cross contour drawing

We are excited to be running an Intermediate Life Drawing course on Tuesday evenings from the 17th September. This will build upon what was learnt in the Introduction to Life Drawing and will focus more on tonal drawing, a better understanding of surface anatomy, refining proportion and so on. You can read more about this course and Sign up here

You can sign up to the Introduction to Life Drawing Course, which is on Thursday evenings, here

Tuesday Afternoon Short Pose Drop-in Life Drawing

This Tuesday afternoon, lithe dancer Elisa will give us some short poses.

Whilst the session runs for three hours it is possible to attend one, two or three hours, as works for you. Joining or leaving the group happens promptly on the hour. There is a tutor available although the group is officially untutored.

Cost £5 for one hour, £10 for two hours or £15 for three.
Tea and cake £1

Wednesday Drop-in long pose untutored

Actor Stephanie, who has lavish auburn locks will pose for the next three weeks.

Cost £15 no need to book, just turn up. £1 for coffee and biscuits at 11.30am
Read more here

Wednesday Afternoon Drop-in Portraiture
2.00pm -5.00pm

Second week with Peter and his interesting face which Riz is making something of:

Cost £20 no need to book, just turn up. Tea and cake £1

This is a drop-in group for those wanting to work on their portraiture. If you haven’t been for a while would you fill in the form and read more here so that we can keep the numbers manageable.

Thursday Evening Drop-in Short Pose Untutored

Vanessa, dancer and nutritionist, will give us some elegant poses this evening. Short poses towards longer ones by the end of the evening.

Thursday evenings 7.30-9.30pm Cost £10.

Friday Drop-in Long pose untutored

Last week with Rose seated with her knees drawn up and her arms around them. Here a work in progress which will never be finished:

Cost £15, no need to book, just turn up. £1 for tea and cake at 3.30pm
More info here

Saturday Drop-in Long Pose Untutored Life Drawing and Painting

Rebecca is back again to sit for a three week pose this Saturday. We expect that she will bring the sunshine with her.

Cost £15 – no need to book, just turn up. £1 for coffee and biscuits at 11.30am


Alison and Simon

Dulwich Art Group Organisers
Alison on 07968 063523
Simon on 07704 450169
Our venue is at 4a Champion Hill SE5 8AH you can find out how to get there here

Quick links to our educational courses here:

Clare HawardPainting in oils on Mondays and Monday Evenings
Skills Part One: The Elements of Drawing on Tuesday Mornings
Life Drawing: Intermediate Life Drawing – chief tutor Simon Dunstan Tuesday Evenings
Alex Tzavaras: Introduction to painting from life on Tuesday Evenings
Alex Tzavaras: Portrait class on Wednesday evenings
David Sawyer: Landscape Painting on Thursdays
An Introduction to Life Drawing with Alison Packer and Simon Dunstan is on Thursday evenings
Skills Part Two: Introducing Oil Painting on Friday Mornings