Alongside maintaining our own artistic practices, London Drawing Group run a great variety of classes and events all over London. From Drawing Tours of the major museums and galleries to our Drink and Draw Sundays at Buster Mantis in Deptford, we've got a class that will get you drawing! All levels welcome, check our events page for one-offs and stay updated by subscribing to our mailing list in our CONTACT section.

Interested in a class that has already been and gone? We are now taking private bookings for 8-16 people for all of our Drawing Tours, including school/college groups and teambuilding drawing days, so grab your mates and drop us an email. 

Drink & Draw Sundays at Buster Mantis Deptford. Our life drawing classes are about promoting the enjoyment of art making and are open to all levels. Each class will focus on a specific aspect of the human form, which we hope will help you create ever more compelling and considered work. Previous themes include Composition, Chiaroscuro, Drawing Narratives, Contortion, Drawing Movement, and many more! Materials and drawing boards are always be provided but please feel free to bring sketchbooks or other materials if charcoal just doesn't do it for you! Please check our fb page for details of our latest class.

Drink & Draw Sundays at Buster Mantis Deptford.

Our life drawing classes are about promoting the enjoyment of art making and are open to all levels. Each class will focus on a specific aspect of the human form, which we hope will help you create ever more compelling and considered work. Previous themes include Composition, Chiaroscuro, Drawing Narratives, Contortion, Drawing Movement, and many more! Materials and drawing boards are always be provided but please feel free to bring sketchbooks or other materials if charcoal just doesn't do it for you! Please check our fb page for details of our latest class.

Female Sexuality and the Male Gaze at the National Gallery.  A day-long immersive workshop that questions the role of female sexuality in painting through history, explores the nuance of the naked and the nude and how the concept of the 'male gaze' has permeated notions of female sexuality in our collective consciousness. This is a day that appeals to everyone from english-literature enthusiasts to gender politicians and fine artists. The day will begin with a guided tour around some of the National Gallery, whilst in the afternoon you will be guided through this topic by a series of drawing exercises and techniques that aim to explore the power of the gaze

Female Sexuality and the Male Gaze at the National Gallery. 

A day-long immersive workshop that questions the role of female sexuality in painting through history, explores the nuance of the naked and the nude and how the concept of the 'male gaze' has permeated notions of female sexuality in our collective consciousness. This is a day that appeals to everyone from english-literature enthusiasts to gender politicians and fine artists. The day will begin with a guided tour around some of the National Gallery, whilst in the afternoon you will be guided through this topic by a series of drawing exercises and techniques that aim to explore the power of the gaze

Drawing Myths: Allegory and Narrative at the National Gallery. Through the renaissance to mannerism and up through the baroque and even in to the time of the impressionists, this class explores the age-old allegories and secret codes hidden within some of the most famous paintings of the national gallery, as well as unravelling some the technical mastery of the construction of narratives within the paintings. Through the morning's talks on both paintings and the myths behind them, expect to see many paintings in a new light, and through the afternoon's guided drawing exercises, to explore the idea of Narrative through drawing. 

Drawing Myths: Allegory and Narrative at the National Gallery.

Through the renaissance to mannerism and up through the baroque and even in to the time of the impressionists, this class explores the age-old allegories and secret codes hidden within some of the most famous paintings of the national gallery, as well as unravelling some the technical mastery of the construction of narratives within the paintings. Through the morning's talks on both paintings and the myths behind them, expect to see many paintings in a new light, and through the afternoon's guided drawing exercises, to explore the idea of Narrative through drawing. 

 
POWERFUL WOMEN: A Hidden History at the National Gallery. Did you know that of the 2300 artists on display at the National Gallery, only 11 are women? POWERFUL WOMEN: invites you to step inside London’s Iconic National Gallery with a celebration of powerful female figures throughout history; from Grecian Goddesses to the wonderfully vicious Old Testament heroines, stories of Saints and Martyrs, Witches, Monsters and the too-long-forgotten female artists of the National Gallery. The morning will be made up of a guided tour of the gallery with the afternoon devoted to a curated series of drawing exercises that aim to help you understand and engage with these paintings and stories in new and creative ways.

POWERFUL WOMEN: A Hidden History at the National Gallery.

Did you know that of the 2300 artists on display at the National Gallery, only 11 are women? POWERFUL WOMEN: invites you to step inside London’s Iconic National Gallery with a celebration of powerful female figures throughout history; from Grecian Goddesses to the wonderfully vicious Old Testament heroines, stories of Saints and Martyrs, Witches, Monsters and the too-long-forgotten female artists of the National Gallery. The morning will be made up of a guided tour of the gallery with the afternoon devoted to a curated series of drawing exercises that aim to help you understand and engage with these paintings and stories in new and creative ways.

The Distorted Form: from Francis Bacon to Henry Moore. Join London Drawing Group as we step inside the Tate Britain for a drawing tour through some of the masters of twentieth century art, from Francis Bacon to Henry Moore, we will be examining what happens when the body becomes subject to the imagination. We will be offering a guided introduction to a variety of paintings and sculptures all of which tackle the question of the body in a different way, expect metamorphosis, distortion, and the challenge of new media as we explore through drawing how artists approached the age old expression of the body in a new way through twentieth century art. 

The Distorted Form: from Francis Bacon to Henry Moore.

Join London Drawing Group as we step inside the Tate Britain for a drawing tour through some of the masters of twentieth century art, from Francis Bacon to Henry Moore, we will be examining what happens when the body becomes subject to the imagination. We will be offering a guided introduction to a variety of paintings and sculptures all of which tackle the question of the body in a different way, expect metamorphosis, distortion, and the challenge of new media as we explore through drawing how artists approached the age old expression of the body in a new way through twentieth century art. 

London Drawing Group at the British Museum. Hosted in the fabulous oak panelled Study Room of the British Museum, which houses over 50,000 drawings and over two million prints dating from the beginning of the fifteenth century up to the present day, our British Museum workshops allow you to get up close and personal with the hidden side of art-making through the ages! Alongside our hosts the Bridget Riley Art Foundation, who offer in-depth discussions and talks about our selected artworks, our LDG tutors will guide you through subjects as diverse as:  HAIR // EXPLORING EROTICA // WITCHES AND FEMININE MAGICK // ON GOYA // AFTER RUBENS // DRAWING SPACES

London Drawing Group at the British Museum.

Hosted in the fabulous oak panelled Study Room of the British Museum, which houses over 50,000 drawings and over two million prints dating from the beginning of the fifteenth century up to the present day, our British Museum workshops allow you to get up close and personal with the hidden side of art-making through the ages! Alongside our hosts the Bridget Riley Art Foundation, who offer in-depth discussions and talks about our selected artworks, our LDG tutors will guide you through subjects as diverse as: 
HAIR // EXPLORING EROTICA // WITCHES AND FEMININE MAGICK // ON GOYA // AFTER RUBENS // DRAWING SPACES