Zoom life drawing and painting

We are now offering some courses and our drop-ins as online sessions.

We use live streaming via Zoom, so artists will be able to communicate with each other and be part of the group. There is a surprisingly real sense of being present even though we’re not physically in the same location.

The drop-in life drawing and painting sessions always have live nude models and are open to everyone. Some booked courses are based on still life work and others on the live model, see each course listing for details.

Understanding Zoom

Zoom is very simple but it is new. Do you remember as a child finding it staggeringly complex to use a payphone? In real terms Zoom is as easy as using a phone but the first time can feel a little confusing so, if you are not confident using Zoom, can we suggest that you have a look at some instructional videos online? Google “How to use Zoom” you’ll find plenty.

The routine will be that about half an hour before the session you will receive an email with a link to the meeting. If you’ve never used Zoom before, just click on the link and the system will walk you through the setup – it’s only a couple of clicks – and you’ll be ready to go. Once you have Zoom installed you’ll get straight into the waiting room for the meeting when we will let you in.

Obviously a good wi-fi connection is going to help at your end and if you can set up your computer/tablet beside your easel or table, you’ll find it is an acceptable way to work. Your computer or tablet will send pictures of you to the Zoom group so you can see yourself and others on the screen and talk. It’s best to be there a bit before we start drawing, just as in a real studio it takes time to get all set up.

Occasionally we offer a discount, if you have a discount code apply it at the last stage of the checkout process.