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 and is suitable for both beginners and competent artists. It is an effective method for learning the fundamentals of drawing and painting.

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

Directions: Hanwell Community Centre has free parking, Rail: Castlebar Park. Buses to venue: E11, E1, E3 (map)



Drink and draw

From May 1st 2019 I will be running a new ' Drink & Draw' drop-in, in Hanwell. These are casual, untaught life drawing sessions at the upstairs function room of the Grosvenor pub, from 7-9pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month (moving to every Tuesday evening from 30th July). These will be £10 cash payable on entry (£5 consessions students and OAPs) Bring your own materials. Sorry this is adults only.

You can email me to reserve a space the week before the evening.

Updates will be posted on Hanwell Life Drawing Drop-In Facebook page

Upstairs Function Room, The Grosvenor pub, 127 Oaklands Rd, Hanwell, London W7 2DT (map)

Upcoming dates:

01/05/19 Wednesday
15/05/19 Wednesday
05/06/19 Wednesday
19/06/19 Wednesday
03/07/19 Wednesday
17/07/19 Wednesday
30/07/19 Tuesday and every following Tuesday


Monday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm
29th April – 22nd July 2019
(11 weeks). No class at half term 27th May.

£175 Model fees included
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It is a strange term in that there are only 3 weeks of classes before half term because of Easter and a bank holiday so we will have one 3 week pose before, then after half term two longer 4 week poses. You are invited to work in any medium you wish to develop and I will teach any level to help you develop your drawing skills. Easels and boards are in situ, you will need to bring your own materials and I can recommend what to get if needed. Contact me if you would like to attend or would like to be added to my mailing list for the future. Payment is due in advance of the first class.


Tuesday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm
30th April – 23rd July 2019. (12 weeks) No class at half term 28th May.

£210 Model fees included
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Clothed models will sit for two portraits, each 6 weeks.

The portraits will be set up so the image will be sight size, the same technique as the life drawing and students can draw or paint if they prefer. You will need to bring your own materials and I can recommend what to get if needed. Images will be 3/4 length compositions, so clothing and sometimes hands included. All abilities are welcome and I will teach individually depending on experience. There is a maximum of 6 students in this class. Payment is due in advance.


Friday mornings 10.00am – 1.00pm
3rd May – 19th July 2019
(11 weeks). No class at half term 31st May.

£210 for 11 weeks. Model fees not included (which can be £165 for the 11 weeks unless you bring a friend to sit)
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In the portrait head and shoulders class two students will work with one model between them, positioned so that the image on the canvas lines up with the model. I can arrange a model for which the hourly rate is £10 which would be split between two students (so £15 each for each three hour, morning class) or students are welcome to bring a friend or relative in to avoid the extra costs. All payments are due in advance of the first class.

Contact me if you would like to attend or would like to be added to my mailing list for the future. 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. I will teach each person depending on experience.

Oil Painting Materials List

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.

Hanwell Community Centre

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

Figure Painting

Portrait Class


Art group Nude reclining Student drawing
Portrait Nude Portrait of Anna
Nude Richard Painting - Student work
Nude reclining Portrait of Dave Nude
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