Would you like to draw any of these models this week?

Zoom and Plein Air Drop-in Groups – click on the links below

Tuesday and Friday morning Pleinairists
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

Alison and Simon are back from not being where we are now, I’m not calling it a holiday, because paintings were painted and thanks to the intrusive nature of modern tech, admin was done, so it was fun but busy too. We had to change our travel arrangements, which had been to come back from France via Santander, which is of course in Spain. Spain is now so toxic that you have to sit alone in your house for two weeks if you are unwise enough to go there, even if you’ve already had the blessed illness and you spent your entire time in Spain inside your car. We drove back up and took the overnight Ferry from Caen instead.

Whilst on hols we sketched out our ideas for a vaccine but to be honest, we think we’re going to leave it to the boffins in Cambridge, they’ve had a head start and we don’t really have the right crayons. Besides, we’ve got other things to do, like try and work out how to get people back into our studio in a way that’s productive, fun, yet safe: more news on that very soon. We miss you guys!

Pleinairists with David Sawyer RBA

David says:

“Hi Pleinairists
Plans for next week
Weather looks ok for next week, I’m thinking of a return to Beddington park on Wednesday, I enjoyed painting the lake & there’s free parking and a cafe which does a good bacon sandwich
I’ve seen a few posts of the Labyrinth garden in Ruskin Park on Instagram & believe there’s a still a few good paintings to be done there, if not the gardens the pond & bandstand are nearby
So I suggest Beddington park for Wednesday & Ruskin Park for Friday but if there’s a concensus for changing the days around l can go with that
Hope to see you some of you next week
David”


David Sawyer’s Reflections of Willow Trees in Beddington Park from last week

If you are interested in painting along with David the Cost is £35 per session, which lasts approximately three hours. We use our Pleinairists Whatsapp Group to coordinate.

These are small groups where social distancing is maintained throughout.

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

Roz will be pack in the saddle with us this Tuesday (metaphorically) giving us the short poses we need to practice our figure drawing so that we can eventually draw like angels.

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

Emily will give us the seated pose above for the second and final week. The painting is by @sherrattheather and shows her set up in Lanzarote

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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

Paul has kindly agreed to be our portrait model this week and next, we’ve painted him before and he is satisfying to paint.

Please book here

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

Sula is Laban trained dancer with a strong physique and striking face. She will sit for us for this week and next.

Please book here

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