Rubenesque: The Dynamic Body: Drink and Draw Sundays at Buster Mantis
Nov
19
4:00 PM16:00

Rubenesque: The Dynamic Body: Drink and Draw Sundays at Buster Mantis

From his energetic oil sketches to his iconic depictions of beautiful women, Rubens' work has become so synonymous with flesh that we have even coined words from his style: Rubensian, Rubenesque. But what is it that makes Ruben's work so dynamic, beautiful and enduring? 

Join London Drawing Group for a special session dissecting the art of dynamic life-drawing, where we will be exploring how to build up the layers of your figure studies piece by piece, from movement lines, through to basic renderings of anatomy and dramatic tone. 

Working from our very own Rubenesque beauty Lily Holder, this class will be a wonderful opportunity to take your life drawing to the next level under the guidance of our resident Rubens devotee, Luisa-Maria MacCormack. 

There will also be a short 5 minute lecture on Rubens work 

 

Open to all levels, Buster Mantis is a fully accessible venue.

Teaching is hands on and friendly and we provide Materials; charcoal, paper and drawing boards but please feel free to bring sketchbooks/your own paper or any other medium.

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINS EARLY in order to allow time for setting up and grabbing a drink!

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 or technique, which we hope will help you create ever more compelling and considered work.

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WITCHES, MONSTERS AND BEASTIES: Art of the Supernatural at The National Gallery
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

WITCHES, MONSTERS AND BEASTIES: Art of the Supernatural at The National Gallery

Hosted in the beautiful halls of the National Gallery, for this day-long workshop London Drawing Group will be uncovering the hidden history of MONSTERS AND BEASTIES in Western Painting.

A staple of every culture, from the Greek Myths and Homer’s Odyssey to Medieval Knights and their foes, Monsters and Beasts have long brought a twist of the supernatural to the imaginations of Artists. Follow us on a journey through Mythical Beings, Catholic Monsters, Dragons, Saints and Sirens, and learn the sinuous stories and lugubrious legends that inspired them.

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.

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Muses and Fallen Women: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood at The Tate Britain
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Muses and Fallen Women: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood at The Tate Britain

For this day long workshop held at the iconic Tate Britain, London Drawing Group will be delving into the drama, dissention and controversy that was the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Unpacking both their paintings, and their tumultuous relationships with both their models, muses and lovers, LDG will be leading a guided drawing tour around some of England’s most recognizable paintings and exploring the fascinating stories behind them. Expect personal dramas, Shakespearean tragedies, Greek Mythologies and the private narratives that lie behind a whole new genre of painting that shocked nineteenth century to its core.

With appearances from all the major pre raphaelite painters and their associates from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Holman Hunt, Waterhouse, Frederick Lord Leighton, to John Everett Millais and Ophelia, the world of the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood is a painter's paradise of narrative, drama and contradiction.

With an afternoon of structured drawing exercises and techniques, as well as the expertise of our tutors to show you some of Britain’s favorite paintings in an entirely new light. 

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Halloween Special: Drink and Drawing the Dead at Buster Mantis
Oct
29
4:00 PM16:00

Halloween Special: Drink and Drawing the Dead at Buster Mantis

Feeling brave?! Come and see the darker side of our Drink and Draw class this week with our mummified model in our favourite spooky spot, Buster Mantis!

With exercises to help you sharpen your senses including drawing in the dark, how to capture a moving mummy, and creating ghostly atmosphere in your work, this week's class will be full of frighteningly fun exercises to help you unbury your drawing talents. 

Can't wait to see yoOoOoo!

Open to all levels, Buster Mantis is a fully accessible venue. 

Teaching is hands on and friendly and we provide Materials; charcoal, paper and drawing boards but please feel free to bring sketchbooks/your own paper or any other medium.

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINS EARLY in order to allow time for setting up and grabbing a drink!

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 or technique, which we hope will help you create ever more compelling and considered work.

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DEGAS AND THE ART OF MOVEMENT: Drawing the Dance at the National Gallery
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

DEGAS AND THE ART OF MOVEMENT: Drawing the Dance at the National Gallery

From Rubens’ energetic oil sketches to Degas’ haunting of the ballet, sketching in the wings of the opera, from Poussin’s clay maquettes to Titian’s leap of first love, the element of movement in painting is perhaps one of the most difficult artistic challenges to conquer. From drawing in gestural markmaking to understanding anatomy through drawing, through this unique session we will be examining these masters of movement in the National Gallery, London, uncovering the incredible diversity of paintings in the collection that deal with dance, motion and gesture.

With an in-depth tour of the gallery’s permanent collection in the morning, focusing on themes of motion, and the afternoon devoted to a curated series of drawing exercises, the unique nature of this session will be a study of multiple figures, movement and space, where students will be guided through the joys of expressive figure drawing, how to capture movement in gesture, line and tone, and how to balance compositions with more than one figure.

Please bring a sketchbook and drawing materials, all levels welcome including beginners! Please meet outside the National Gallery Sainsbury Wing Entrance at 11am sharp!

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THE DISTORTED FORM: From Francis Bacon to Henry Moore
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

THE DISTORTED FORM: From Francis Bacon to Henry Moore

London Drawing Group is excited to announce that for ONE WEEK ONLY - The Distorted Form: From Francis Bacon to Henry Moore, one of our original and most successful Drawing Tours is BACK with a vengeance!

Francis Bacon and Henry Moore, two monolithic figures of modernist British Art, both take as their creative naissance the theme of the body. Distorted, warped and experimented with to often almost unrecognisable proportions, their work is littered with altered states and hybrid creatures. Join London Drawing Group for this day-long Drawing Tour as we step inside the Tate Britain to explore what it is that has driven artists over the centuries to metamorphose the human form.

From fascinating insights into the links between such disparate works as Henry Fuseli’s Titania and Bottom, and Richard Dadd’s The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke, to the first proponents of direct carving and the emergent themes of the First and Second World Wars, be prepared to understand the history of this strange subject in a way you may not have considered before.

With sensitively narrated personal histories of many of the wider canon of modernist sculptors such as Brian Skeaping, Dora Gordine and Eric Gill, through the morning’s talk and discussion allow LDG to introduce you to an often overlooked and underpraised group of artists and sculptors whose stories you will not forget.

Perfect for all levels, from beginners onwards, the afternoon’s teaching focuses on interpretations of many fascinating pieces of sculpture and distorted forms, with tailored exercises designed to help you understand the mind of the artist and to explore your own imaginative limits, creating composite works and understanding your own individual drawing process, this truly is a day of incredible creativity, imagination and experimentation that you do not want to miss!

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THE COLLECTOR'S CURSE: Drawing Marc Quinn at the Soane Museum
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

THE COLLECTOR'S CURSE: Drawing Marc Quinn at the Soane Museum

Join London Drawing Group for this one-off class set in the unique environment of the Sir John Soane Museum, London celebrating the temporary installation of sculptures by the contemporary artist Marc Quinn, as well as the collection itself.

One of Britain’s most enigmatic and eccentric collectors, at the height of his architectural fame, Soane was so wealthy and powerful that he outbid the British Museum at auctions, filling his Holborn home to the brim with antique sculptures, medieval church carvings, doric columns, Egyptian sarcophagi and seemingly endless collection of oddities. Through this class we will be exploring the collection from a visual and historical perspective, replete with a guided tour of the museum and a special focus on the installation of contemporary sculptures by the artist Marc Quinn.

Set amongst the sombre atmosphere of the carefully curated Soane house, Marc Quinn’s stark body casts of himself and his dancer-partner “” are both radiant and unnerving, creating the effect of life-models posing amid the collection.

This class is set to be a totally unique experience, with exercises tailored to the exceptional content of the Museum, we will be exploring how collections can inspire our drawings, bringing about unexpected combinations of forms and styles

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After Moore: Drink and Sculpt Sunday Special at Buster Mantis
Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

After Moore: Drink and Sculpt Sunday Special at Buster Mantis

Join London Drawing Group for this special sculpture class as we explore the art of working three dimensionally from a model. With a focus on the work of seminal british sculptor Henry Moore as well as his modernist counterparts, we will be exploring the art of abstracting the body through sculpture and drawing. With materials provided as well as hands-on guidance from our LDG tutors, this is a class you definitely don't want to miss! 

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FEMALE SEXUALITY AND THE MALE GAZE II: John Berger and the Art of the Nude
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

FEMALE SEXUALITY AND THE MALE GAZE II: John Berger and the Art of the Nude

Following the amazing success of our original tour of the National Gallery, FEMALE SEXUALITY AND THE MALE GAZE 1, join London Drawing Group as we delve even deeper into this endlessly fascinating, problematic and eye-opening theme. With this new class set in the marble halls of the Tate Britain, follow us on a journey through dissecting a totally different collection of artworks, throwing up new questions and new surprises along the way.

In honour of the late John Berger, for this class we are unpack the TATE collection through discussion and drawing, aiming to question the role of female sexuality in painting through history. Through this session, we will explore the nuance of the naked and the nude, the concept of the 'male gaze', notions of wealth, gender politics and bias in the historical artistic community, as well as some eyebrow-raising representations of women through visual history. With reference to the original episode from the 1970’s documentary, “ways of seeing”, we will raise questions of how women have been viewed throughout the history of art, and through our collective social consciousness, running from the Seventeenth century through to contemporary female artists, with Berger as our guide.

Through this class we will tackle such diverse themes as female rulers, women's roles in the home and kitchen, the concept of the muse, the historical odds of being a female artist, as well as biblical stories of rape, subjugation and triumphs.

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.

Please bring a sketchbook and drawing materials, meeting at the Tate Britain front entrance at 11am sharp!

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Drawing  a Graphic Novel SPECIAL: Drink and Draw Sundays at Buster Mantis
Aug
6
4:00 PM16:00

Drawing a Graphic Novel SPECIAL: Drink and Draw Sundays at Buster Mantis

Join London Drawing Group this Sunday 6th AUGUST for a beginner's special: DRAWING A GRAPHIC NOVEL!

For this three hour special workshop, we will be delving into the illustrious, insane, inventive world of the Graphic Novel, with an introduction to both some of the most iconic, and some of the most underground, artists around. Through the class you will be encouraged to create your own mini graphic 'novella' from start to finish, leaving the class with a completed project and the tools that will encourage you to keep on creating in this amazingly versatile medium! 
Teaching is hands on and friendly, and totally suitable for beginners! We provide Materials; charcoal, paper and drawing boards but please feel free to bring sketchbooks/your own paper or any other medium.

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINS EARLY in order to allow time for setting up and grabbing a drink!

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 or technique, which we hope will help you create ever more compelling and considered work.

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The Art of Love: Drink and Draw Sundays at Buster Mantis
Jun
25
4:00 PM16:00

The Art of Love: Drink and Draw Sundays at Buster Mantis

Join us next Sunday the 25th of June for an extremely special Life-Drawing class - THE ART OF LOVE will be a double-model special where our fantastic Husband-Wife modelling duo Steve and Esther will be drawing on their own experiences of love, partnership and life-modelling to recreate poses from some of the most iconic Artworks  inspired by LOVE. Expect versions of Rodin, Klimt, and Edvard Munch's Kiss, little known Schiele paintings, and many more.  

We welcome beginners, advanced artists and everyone in-between! Teaching is hands on and friendly and we provide Materials; charcoal, paper and drawing boards but please feel free to bring sketchbooks/ your own paper or any other mediums you fancy!

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINS EARLY in order to allow time for setting up and grabbing a drink!

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 or technique, which we hope will help you create ever more compelling and considered work.

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DRAWING REMBRANDT at the National Gallery
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

DRAWING REMBRANDT at the National Gallery

Based on the incredible collection of Rembrandt’s portraits that are held in the National Gallery, this class will act as an introduction to one of the most emotive portrait painters of all time, his life, works, virtuosity as a draughtsman and his experimental process as an artist that was far before his time.

The morning’s class will be made up of a short introduction to the Rembrandt’s epoch, life and work, followed by a series of tailored drawing exercises led by Luisa, designed to help you understand the artists techniques in a new way. The afternoon will be made up of longer exercises building to a long drawing with the aim of combining all that you have learned throughout the day into a final work.

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DRAWING FROM GOYA
Jun
8
4:00 PM16:00

DRAWING FROM GOYA

Join London Drawing Group for a fantastic chance to work from the imagery of the great Spanish artist Francisco Goya. In this two hour class hosted at L'Oculto bar in Lewisham, we will look at his incredible ability to use tone to enhance the compositions in his etchings and drawings. We will be drawing from his 'Los Caprichos' series as well as from the work featured in the 'Interpreting Goya' exhibition, which will be displayed in L'Oculto throughout the class as part of Brockley Max festival. 

Expect a lively and highly enjoyable class in which we explore why drawing from other artists prints and drawings is a valuable way to really understand and analyse the artist's methods and techniques. 

Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own sketchbooks,pencils or charcoal (no wet materials are allowed).

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Mono Printing a Model: Drink and Print Special Sunday at Buster Mantis
Jun
4
5:00 PM17:00

Mono Printing a Model: Drink and Print Special Sunday at Buster Mantis

This week promises to be an absolute treat teaching both LIFE DRAWING and PRINTMAKING. Drawing directly from the model, Frances Stanfield will guide you through this 3 hour session using simple printmaking techniques to help you capture form, texture and atmosphere.

Monoprinting can make wonderfully loose, unexpected and painterly results which can be used to free up your drawing technique. Printmaking helps you discover accidental marks and edges that can inform the way you draw in new and exciting ways. 

Expect and energised and experimental class! 

Materials including ink, paper and drawing boards will be provided but please feel free to bring sketchbooks/yourown printing paper.

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINS EARLY in order to allow time for setting up and grabbing a drink!

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.

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DRAWING RODIN at the V&A
Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

DRAWING RODIN at the V&A

DRAWING RODIN

Housed in the stunning sculpture hall of the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, this class takes as its starting point the works one of the most expressive sculptors that has ever lived, working in the round from Rodin’s fantastic sculptures in both marble and bronze will allow students to experience a totally different perspective in drawing than working from 2-dimensional works. With the morning’s talk discussing the tumultuous love affairs and academic scrutiny that dogged Rodin’s work, including affairs with his young student, be prepared to see the master in a new light.

The morning’s class will be made up of a short introduction to the Rodin’s epoch, life and work, followed by a series of tailored drawing exercises led by Luisa, designed to help you understand the artists techniques in a new way. The afternoon will be made up of longer exercises building to a long drawing with the aim of combining all that you have learned throughout the day into a final work.

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DRAWING RUBENS at the National Gallery
May
26
11:00 AM11:00

DRAWING RUBENS at the National Gallery

Based on the 2016 exhibition; After Rubens, which saw one of LDG’s tutors exploring her own work through immersing herself in the study of the incredible variety of Peter Paul Rubens paintings in the National Gallery, Drawing Rubens is a chance for Luisa-Maria to bring her love of Rubens’ dynamism, flair and compositional drama to the lives and drawings of her students. From his late-life marriage to the young and beautiful Helene Fontaine, who posed for many of his greatest works, to his unusual role as an artistic diplomat, and even how he influenced generations of artists after him, Drawing Rubens is an excuse to experience the Dutch Master at his best and most intruiging. 

The morning’s class will be made up of a short introduction to the Rubens’ epoch, life and work, followed by a series of tailored drawing exercises led by Luisa, designed to help you understand the artists techniques in a new way. The afternoon will be made up of longer exercises building to a long drawing with the aim of combining all that you have learned throughout the day into a final work.

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DRAWING PICASSO
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

DRAWING PICASSO

Join London Drawing Group as we return to our original home at Lewisham Arthouse for a whole day of Life-Drawing this Easter Friday

With easels, materials and our wonderful model provided, we will be offering a tutored session inspired by Picasso's Demoiselles D'avignon, focusing on the themes of human abstraction and the possibilities of how we deal with the human figure in drawing. Tutored by our three LDG artists, the day will begin with a series of short poses and exercises designed to get you to think differently about the way you naturally approach your drawing, building to longer sustained poses in the afternoon that will allow you to create a completed work. 

At just £30 for the whole day's drawing this is a real steal, and trust us, it will be a treat for everyone involved! Book quick - these tickets won't hang about for long! 

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LDG at The British Museum: Exploring Erotica
Mar
21
11:00 AM11:00

LDG at The British Museum: Exploring Erotica

Frances will be leading a re-run of Exploring Erotica at the British Museum, a day-long drawing workshop as a follow up to her PORN ON PAUSE series of prints and paintings, the conception of which project was rooted in the SHUNGA exhibition in the Prints and Drawings Department at the British Museum.

This workshop will focus on how drawing from art can be an exciting tool in our own creative process, as a means to an end but particularly, in this class, as an end in itself. You will experiment with filtering other artist’s visions of the human body made from both etched linear mark making and soft tonal prints into your own individual and personal visual language. This class aims to inspire and motivate participants to continue drawing from and making use of the British Museum’s incredible collection of prints and drawings outside and beyond this workshop.

 

 

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LDG at The British Museum: Drawing Spaces
Mar
14
11:00 AM11:00

LDG at The British Museum: Drawing Spaces

The definition of space in art is an open and varied concept, spaces can be real, everyday, interior or exterior, or they can go beyond and be imagined, abstract and fragmented, they can be a translation of another experience turned into a visual territory.

The drawn space can evade scale and play with our perception; it allows the artist freedom to imagine fictional environments, create preliminary sketches for large sculptures, or configure opposing elements otherwise unable to meet in real life.

In this workshop Lucy McGeown will lead drawing exercises in which you will be encouraged to analyse the composition choices, explore the imagined spaces around the works and find links between them as a whole.

 

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FEMALE SEXUALITY AND THE MALE GAZE in the National Gallery
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

FEMALE SEXUALITY AND THE MALE GAZE in the National Gallery

Female Sexuality and the Male Gaze in the National Gallery.

Join London Drawing Group for a day-long workshop held in the National Gallery that questions the role of female sexuality in painting, explores the nuance of the nude and how the male gaze has permeated notions of female sexuality throughout history. The day will begin with a guided tour around some of the National Gallery’s most dazzling nudes, with in-situ discussions and talks concerning the stories behind the stares. Throughout the day you will be guided through this topic by a series of drawing exercises and techniques that aim to explore the power of the gaze.  

 

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LDG at The Telegraph: Drink and Draw Wednesdays
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

LDG at The Telegraph: Drink and Draw Wednesdays

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Join us for London Drawing Group's 'Drink and Draw' Life Drawing Classes at The Telegraph every Wednesday!

 

Our 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.

 

Materials and drawing boards will be provided but please feel free to bring sketchbooks or other materials if charcoal just doesn't do it for you.

Please arrive 10 mins early in order to allow time for setting up!

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LDG at the British Museum: HAIR
Mar
6
11:00 AM11:00

LDG at the British Museum: HAIR

 

An ever changing mark on the human body, hair and how it has been represented throughout art history and in various aspects of cultural, sexual and religious life, is rich with symbolic social and personal significance. Alongside its naturally occurring and culturally constructed history, (widely speaking western culture has seen hairiness as a sign of physical strength and power in men and as calculated and careless in women) hair lends itself perfectly to exploring drawing’s boundless ways of describing texture, volume and surface through line and tone.

Frances Stanfield will be teaching this day-long immersive drawing workshop that invites you to untangle the British Museum’s incredible variety of prints and drawings through the ages. From a painterly drawn beard by Rubens to Jim Dine’s fetishistic, lineal etchings of pubic hair, prints of Botticelli’s Venus and the voluptuous wigs of caricaturist Matthew Darly to the more abstract lithographs of Arthur Boyd and Edvard Munch.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE FREE WITH AN OPTIONAL DONATION (suggested £5) THAT GOES TOWARDS SUPPORTING THE WORK OF LONDON DRAWING GROUP BRINGING YOU EXCITING AND INNOVATIVE DRAWING EVENTS ACROSS LONDON.

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DRAWING MYTHS; Allegory and Narrative in the National Gallery.
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

DRAWING MYTHS; Allegory and Narrative in the National Gallery.

 Drawing Myths; Allegory and Narrative in the National Gallery.

For this day-workshop held in London’s National Gallery London Drawing Group will be delving in to the long and illustrious relationship between Mythology and Art. With a focus on tales from the Greek Myths, we will be leading a guided drawing tour of the gallery introducing you to some of the most famous works it holds, as well as some of its lesser known works, and exploring the myths that inspired them. Through talks on both paintings and the myths behind them, be prepared to see many paintings in a new light, and to explore the idea of Narrative through drawing. Expect art history knowledge and drawing exercises that aim to help even total beginners engage with the amazing resources that are London's museums and galleries.

NATIONAL GALLERY March 2nd

London Drawing Group’s ‘Drawing Tours’ are a fantastic new series of workshops designed to help both professional artists and complete beginners experience the joys of the London galleries and museums in a new way.

Through our subject-specific guided tours you will draw from the surprising histories and personal stories behind well-known works housed in London’s most iconic buildings, and through the expertise and guidance of our tutors, experience the paintings in a totally different light.

**Please remember to bring a sketchbook and pencils etc or a drawing board and sheets of loose paper if you prefer. Meet outside the Sainsbury Wing Entrance at 10:45am. There will be a break for lunch 1-2pm and the session will finish at 5pm**

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LDG AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM: Witches and Feminine Magick
Feb
27
11:00 AM11:00

LDG AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM: Witches and Feminine Magick

LONDON DRAWING GROUP AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM: WITCHES AND FEMININE MAGICK

From the Bible to Greek Mythology, from the mountains of Japan to the quiet German countryside – the figure of the Witch has always loomed large in our collective consciousness. Whether harmless midwives and healers, medicine women, or purveyors of the occult, Witches, and indeed the hunting of them, have gripped the minds of artists over the long centuries.

Join London Drawing Group as through this workshop we explore the artistic lure of a lost feminine magick, or perhaps the threat of a latent female power. From Salvator Rosa, through Goya, Fuseli and Parmigianino, we will explore the way that artists have dealt with differing visions of dangerous femininity through the use of compositional drama, narrative, tone and medium. With a particular focus on creating exciting and composite images rather than simple studies, this class will challenge you to explore your own notions of femininity and the concept of the witch in art.

This workshop will take place 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. We are delighted to announce that our hosts the Bridget Riley Art Foundation will talk on the history of the works in question as well as some history of the the study room, with the majority of the day made up of a series of drawing exercises and time spent sketching from the works.

PAPER AND PENCILS WILL BE PROVIDED, if you would like to bring other media you are most welcome to bring pencils/pens but please note that WET MEDIA is not allowed in the study room due to the delicate nature of the works.

 

London Drawing Group is working with the Bridget Riley Art Foundation at the British Museum to inspire drawing from the Museum’s Prints and Drawings collection. Each session is unique and explores carefully chosen artworks through different theoretical frameworks.

 

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE FREE WITH AN OPTIONAL DONATION (suggested £5) THAT GOES TOWARDS SUPPORTING THE WORK OF LONDON DRAWING GROUP BRINGING YOU EXCITING AND INNOVATIVE DRAWING EVENTS ACROSS LONDON.

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THE DISTORTED FORM: from Bacon to Moore at the Tate Britain
Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

THE DISTORTED FORM: from Bacon to Moore at the Tate Britain

THE DISTORTED FORM: from Bacon to Moore at the Tate Britain

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. 

TATE BRITAIN

London Drawing Group’s ‘Drawing Tours’ are a fantastic new series of workshops designed to help both professional artists and complete beginners experience the joys of the London galleries and museums in a new way.

Through our subject-specific guided tours you will draw from the surprising histories and personal stories behind well-known works housed in London’s most iconic buildings, and through the expertise and guidance of our tutors, experience the paintings in a totally different light.

**Please remember to bring a sketchbook and pencils etc or a drawing board and sheets of loose paper if you prefer. Meet outside the SIDE ENTRANCE OF TATE BRITAIN at 10:45am. There will be a break for lunch 1-2pm and the session will finish at 5pm**

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Altered Bodies: Drink and Draw Sundays at Buster Mantis
Dec
11
4:00 PM16:00

Altered Bodies: Drink and Draw Sundays at Buster Mantis

Join London Drawing Group for a unique life drawing classes exploring disabled and altered bodies. 

On Sunday 11th December we will be joined by FOUR models - a total life drawing treat. This workshop will be three hours exploring a range of drawing techniques and how to capture individual and collective models. Expect hands-on drawing exercises and fantastic teaching by our specialist tutors on how we can use line, tone, composition and more to capture the world around us. 

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Nov
16
10:30 AM10:30

LDG AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM: ON GOYA

01/11/2016: ON GOYA led by Lucy Mcgeown.

 

Lucy will be teaching this day-long workshop as part of our exciting collaboration with the BRIDGET RILEY ART FOUNDATION, with a day spent working from the incredible selection of Francisco Goya drawings housed in the Prints and Drawings Department 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, Lucy Mcgeown will be teaching a day-long immersive workshop based on the work of the Spanish Painter, Francisco Goya. Drawing from centuries of tradition in Drawing from the Masters, this workshop will allow you to get up close and personal with original Goya sketches for his collection: Los Caprichos alongside a selection of other lesser known drawings and inks.


During the morning session we are delighted to announce that our hosts the BRAF will be delivering a short talk on the history of the works in question as well as some history about the study room, with the remainder of the day made up of a series of drawing exercises and time spent sketching from the works.

 
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FREE LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP: CAPTURING CHARACTER
Oct
9
11:00 AM11:00

FREE LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP: CAPTURING CHARACTER

CAPTURING CHARACTER

This session will be an exploration of how the teaching of observational drawing and practical techniques combined with silly applications of poses and processes can be used to capture human expressions and gestures. 

Encouraging fun and experimentation, Frances Stanfield and Dave Salisbury (Massive Arms) will guide you through line drawing in the morning and tonal drawing in the afternoon.

There will be two life models to draw from and all materials and easels will be supplied free of charge.

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FREE PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP
Oct
8
11:00 AM11:00

FREE PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

INTRODUCTION TO MONOPRINTING

Taking place inside Lewisham Arthouse’s workshop space, using this week’s printed exhibition as a starting point (explicit content), Frances Stanfield will be leading this week's workshop exploring printmaking, drawing from both still shots and images in motion. Participants will be guided through a series of techniques teaching the art of capturing movement, texture and tone. 

Throughout the morning and afternoon session participants will be given tools and techniques with which to develop your own personal printed language. You will be shown a variety of ways of applying ink to a plate, experimenting with different implements to see how they create different textures and how they transfer onto paper. The projected film will be paused at points for you to draw from.

All materials will be supplied free of charge.

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LONDON DRAWING GROUP PRESENTS: FRANCES STANFIELD - PORN ON PAUSE
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

LONDON DRAWING GROUP PRESENTS: FRANCES STANFIELD - PORN ON PAUSE

PORN ON PAUSE: PRIVATE VIEW

London Drawing Group is proud to present Frances Stanfield: Porn on Pause.

Porn is consumed on a vast scale, as a serial form of distracted viewing and as an endless source of personal and shared inspiration. Our sex lives, who we share it with, and what we consider pleasurable is shaped by the repeat experience of watching porn over and over again.

Porn on Pause breaks into this cycle of repetition. By reframing filmed pornography as handprinted art, the flow is stilled and we have a chance to contemplate the pornographic image afresh.

Unlike repeated prints or images that imply ownership and control, the unique form of the monoprint more readily renders our individual sexual experience and imperfect human desire. This change in process and context provides an invitation to discuss human sexuality and the many and varied questions that surround it.

“Porn on Pause” is intended to intrigue and provoke conversations within and beyond the exhibition space. Playing with the presentation of imagery made for public consumption, Frances invites you into a space to explore thoughts, responses and experiences alongside a panel led open talk.

Post-it notes will be available for anonymously asking questions and making statements.

 

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