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 studiesand is suitable for both beginners and competent artists

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, 8 for portrait. 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)


Tuesday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm
11th September – 4th December 2018
(12 weeks). No class at half term 23rd October.

£190 Model fees included

We will be working on long poses, the first two for 3 weeks each, then after half term a longer 6 week pose. You are invited to work in any medium you wish to develop. 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.


Monday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm
10th September – 3rd December 2018. No class at half term 22nd October.

£190 Model fees included

Portraits are set up so the image will be sight size, the same technique as the life drawing.

The Monday class will be set up with one, clothed model and students will work on two 3/4 length compositions, smaller than life. One model before half term and one after.


Friday mornings 10am – 1pm (longer 3 hour class)
14th September – 7th December 2018
. No class at half term 26th October.

£220 for 12 weeks. Model fees not included (which can be £180 for the 12 weeks unless you bring a friend to sit)

In the Friday 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 £10 for the two hour class and £15 each for the 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.

Both classical portrait classes run for 12 weeks. 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.

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.

Portrait Student drawing

Hanwell Community Centre

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

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