*During the pandemic, our in person classes are closed until further notice. In their stead, we are running guided Monday classes from 18:15-20:15 GMT on Zoom. For more information click below!
Drop-In Live Online Guided Life Drawing
18:15-20:15 UK Time
In this weekly drop-in class, you'll be given light guidance as you draw a new model every week. Enjoy a wide variety of poses in this beginner-friendly bunch, and if you'd like, share your work during the break with other brave souls!
To join, after paying, simply click on the link below at the time of the class (18:15 UK Time). We operate on an honour system which has so far matched attendance, so we won't currently need any additional information.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
FREE REFERENCE MATERIALS DURING PANDEMIC
see poses @soho_life_drawing
Our lovely models have been kind enough to donate poses which you can see on our instagram, @soho_life_drawing and work on from home.
Here are some other resources to access from home--be sure to tag #soho_life_drawing so we can see your masterpieces!
Stay safe, and warm wishes,
Ann and Jen
Culture and Inspiration
These are just a few of the great museums and galleries to check out online during quarantine
The National Portrait Gallery
The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
The British Museum
Google Street Art Project
Google Arts and Culture
Every Monday and Wednesday
* Excluding Bank Holiday's
The Fry Room
Westminster Quaker's Meeting House
8 Hop Gardens, WC2N 4EH (It's right off of St. Martin's Lane between Gymbox and Côte Brasserie)
£10 One Hour, £8.00 Regulars (5+ Sessions)
£12 Two Hours
Guided Short Class
Short Class w/ Optional Tuition
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We do private events. For more info, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who we are
Soho Life Drawing is a life drawing group that runs classes by the hour every Monday and Wednesday between 6:15 and 8:30pm. We believe that creativity is essential to well-being, but is too often stifled by the demands of busy jobs, inaccessibility, or fear due to lack of experience.
Located in one of London's most central locations, we provide a supportive place for anyone interested in exploring life drawing. With new models every week and a portfolio boosting mix of both short and long poses, we're a great fit for experienced artists and novices alike. Our members come from literally all walks of life and from all skill levels, so don't be afraid to drop by if you're an absolute beginner. At Soho Life Drawing, you are guaranteed to find a non-judgmental place to explore your artistic abilities. Drop ins are warmly welcomed.
* We welcome both drawers and painters, and provide tables for those working in liquid mediums
** We receive a large amount of e mails from people concerned about their lack of experience, or questioning what to bring. All supplies are provided, and if you've never picked up a pencil before in your life--great! That's what we're here for!
What is Life Drawing?
What we offer
A Great Space
Our sessions are held at one of London's best kept secrets--the historic Quaker Meeting House, which provides an oasis of calm just minutes away from Leicester Square Station. Our room comfortably seats up to 45 people. We also provide several tables for people working in liquid mediums. (Getting Here)
A Great Way to Learn--We begin each session with short, gestural poses and move up to a longer sustained pose. Our models are personally vetted professionals, and some of the best in the business. Our Guided 6:15-7:15 Class is a great way to get into the swing of things, and learn how artists use short and long poses in life-drawing to build up to a finished work. The 7:30-8:30 class allows members to continue to expand their drawing abilities with longer poses, and for beginners to get more one on one attention and more time for input at the end of the class. Our on- request 8:45-9:30 class allows members to branch out into unique compositions with model props.
All supplies (A3 clipboards, graded pencils, sharpeners, rubbers, pastels, graphite etc...) are free to borrow with the exception of paper, which is 15p/sheet (A3). A4 notebooks are available for £2 and A3 notebooks for £3.
Tea and Biscuit Break!
Yes, that's right. We provide tea and biscuits during the break to keep your energy up! We break for 15 minutes after the first hour.
Drop Ins Welcome
There's no requirement to book in advance. Feel free to drop by!
Life models are essential in the artistic community but are too often underpaid, or exploited by unscrupulous employers. We pay our models a 30% higher cut of our profits than RAM standard at no extra cost to you.
Opening Hours: Mondays and Wednesday 6:15-8:30 PM*
Excluding Bank Holidays*
8:45-9:45 Session on Request **
Westminster Quakers House at 52 St. Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4EA.
Entrance is at Hop Gardens --the first left before GymBox. Press "Fry Room"
£10 one hr, £8 Regulars (5+ Sessions)
£12 two hrs
£10, 8:45-9:45 session on request (must be made 2 weeks in advance)
simply drop by
Although no RSVP is required, we always appreciate advance bookings for large groups so we can arrange seating together
Don't be shy about contacting us--we are happy to help with any and all questions and concerns you might have.