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

  • Buster Mantis 3-4 Resolution Way Deptford SE8 4NT london (map)

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.