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Something you could do for us which would help you too

Are you on Instagram?

If you are, would you do us a favour? When you paint something you’re proud of in one of our groups and Instagram it would you use the #dulwichartgroup hashtag? This makes it easy for us to find your work and we can include it in our newsletters or on our own Instagram feed. We’ll always credit you and the added exposure helps everyone.

It would also help us if you do come across us on Instagram, to ‘like’ our posts and to follow us. The Instagram algorithm warms to users who ‘engage’ so liking and commenting actually helps your own feed.

If you were to look at @dulwichartgroup on Instagram now you’d see that there are some drawings from last week’s Tuesday drop-in. As Alison took the pics I don’t know who did them. If one of them is yours – say so in the comments. Everyone will admire your work and Instagram will smile upon you and put your pictures before more people. If they’re not yours, just like the feed, at least the algorithm will know you’re engaging and that helps too.

If you talk to non-artists, the Instagram world can be a scary and confrontational one filled with trolls and shame. Not so with us artists, it seems that we live in a sort of social media utopia where people post lovely pictures and everyone is polite and supportive. Perhaps the world should be run by artists.

Clare Haward will be giving a talk on the 24th October as part of her one woman show at 155A gallery Fri 18th October – Sat 2nd November (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only) 11am-6pm You can pre register for the talk here

Tuesday Afternoon Short Pose Drop-in Life Drawing

Priscilla will be providing the short poses this Tuesday. She is a creative who sings, writes and draws along with yoga and stuff. Interestingly her grandmother used to model for Frank Auerbach.

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

We have Suzon modelling for the next three weeks. Suzon is new to us but she’s modelled around town so you may have bumped into her before – here’s a body shot and a portrait by James Bland.

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

Having posed on Tuesday Priscilla will be returning to sit for our portraiture session this week and next. She has a powerful and interesting face which should be a good one to paint.

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.

Friday Drop-in Long pose untutored

We have Phoebe in a seated pose looking good with her bob. This will be the second week of a three week pose.

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

Second week with Vibe, seated, John Barnes’ drawing below

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


Alison and Simon