Ann Mackowski is an internationally exhibited artist and teacher. She started Soho Life Drawing after she realised how common it was for poor early educational experiences to put off creative adults from making art later in life. To address this problem, she founded Soho Life Drawing in 2016 to provide an affordable and accessible drop-in creative outlet in central London for artists and non-arts based professionals alike.
In addition to life drawing and illustration, Ann is an experienced landscape artist and tutor and was featured on Sky’s Landscape Artist of the Year. She provides private and group instruction, with clients including Buzzfeed and Liberty London.
Jennifer Moore is an artist, beekeeper and professional illustrator, and has been teaching since 2011. She holds regular private illustration, drawing, and painting classes in Sussex, with favourite subjects including chickens, bees and horses, and has been instrumental in creating the Soho Life Drawing community. She’s the creative force behind SLD ventures “Eat, Drink and Draw”, a combination life-drawing and cake drawing event, and Soho Life Drawing’s inaugural student exhibition. A heartfelt supporter of experience based learning, she approaches art tuition in a way that promotes education and awareness in other fields, such as honeybee conservation and sustainability. In her own practice as a life drawing artist, she particularly enjoys line drawings and using charcoal.