Classical Art Classes
Portraits Nudes Still Life Classes
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I teach atelier style drawing and painting classes using traditional methods as used by the old masters using the sight size technique, plumb lines and mirrors. The method involves long poses and slow studies.

My classes are situated in the 4020 Art Group room in the wonderful old Hanwell Community Centre in West London. Because of the size restriction, I have to limit classes to a maximum of 10 people. All classes are run by the term. Please contact me for availability.

Hanwell Community Centre


Ealing Art class
4020 Art Room
Hanwell Community Centre,
Westcott Crescent,
Hanwell, London
W7 1PD (map)


I will be running my usual Classical Life Drawing class on Monday evenings, with a longer pose for detailed study at the end. On Tuesday evenings this term, by popular vote I am setting up classical portrait classes again. Contact me if you would like to attend or would like to be added to my mailing list for the future. This term runs for eleven weeks from Monday 8th January – Tuesday 27th March, 2018 with a week off at half term in the middle . Payment is due in advance of the first class.


Monday evenings 7.30 - 9.30pm
8th January – 26th March 2018
No classes on half term week Monday 12th February

£156 for 11 weeks. Model fees included

The life drawing classes on Mondays are always popular and this term I would like to change the format slightly. Rather than having three week poses I will be alternating male/female models first for a 2 weeks pose, then 3 weeks then a long pose for 6 weeks after half term (it is an 11 week term, 5 classes before half term, 6 after). By the half term, new students have got a reasonable grip on working the sight-size technique and can get knuckled down to a long drawing they can finish in detail, learn about sight-size techniques, line and shadow pattern.


Tuesday evenings 7.30 - 9.30pm
9th January – 27th March 2018
No classes on half term week Tuesday 13th February

£156 for 11 weeks. Model fees not included

Portraits are set up so the image will be sight size, the same technique as the life drawing. To do this, two students will work with one model between them, positioned so that the image on the canvas lines up with the model. Because of the short term with Easter early, there will be two poses, one for five weeks before half term and one after for the last six weeks. Those with more experience are welcome to bring their model for the full 11 weeks.

I can arrange a model for which the hourly rate is £10 which would be split between two students (so £10 each per evening) or students are welcome to bring a friend or relative in to avoid the extra costs. Students are welcome to work in any medium including drawing and charcoal, oil or pastel and I can advise on materials which would need to be brought by each individual.

All the classes are small and friendly. Although there is no storage for drawings or materials, wet canvases can be left in situ between classes. Tea and coffee is provided.

Painting - Student work
Student drawing


Figure Painting

Portrait Class