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Enjoy our fun friendly class

Music is central to conjuring our creative space. We time all the poses with cool music, from short to long, gradually relaxing.




We are a Drop-in Life Drawing Class.

Suitable for all levels.

We have run for over ten years in Bethnal Green, to consistent acclaim.

Experiences of our class; 

"This session had the almost fairy tale feel of stumbling on an unexpected hidden jewel. In this case an ultra civilised life drawing session in the middle of East London. The model, the organiser, fellow artists, and even the unpretentious venue, were all quite charming. Looking forward to visiting again. 

Thanks Nils once again for providing a civilised and supportive environment for life drawing. Not to mention the splendid sandwiches! And thank you Maxine for being such a delightful inspiration to us all."

Joe Conway


"Fantastic class, very relaxing and great place to meet with like minded people"

Erlen Masson


"Good session, excellent model and lovely atmosphere as always."



"The model Cate was superb with a wonderful classical figure, excellent choice of poses and a very nice way of asking what people wanted - such as whether to wear her hair up or down. Her hair is in fact really long blonde and cascading which some of us found difficult to draw well so in the second half she wore it up. The music was interesting without being strident and most people arrived before the session began. the room was noticeably more full than last time. By contrast THE CAMEL was less crowded than last week so we sat round a table for a drink and natter. A very pleasant evening with interesting people."

Ernest Barton.


Join us in our new wonderful space the Keddlestone Walk Community Centre conveniently close to Bethnal Green Tube station.

Keddlestone Walk Community Centre is very welcoming with excellent facilities, comfortable and nicely proportioned. It is heated and has a separate Kitchen and Toilet.

We are there if you wish to discuss your work, and will take a photo of any drawing you are happy with and put it on the website (unattributed). We have books and handouts to help you learn traditional techniques.

Find Self Expression

Every Monday 7.30-10.00


Keddlestone Walk Community Centre

Hollybush Gardens



From Bethnal Green Station go up Bethnal Green Road, take the third road on the right Hollybush Gardens which continues onto an entry way, the Keddlestone Walk Community Centre is a little way down on the Right. It is a white single storey building set in a garden. Or if going up Cambridge Heath Road towards the Museum of Childhood. You can cut through Poyser Street, just past the Dundee Arms. If driving turn onto Old Bethnal Green Road. You can park on Middleton Street after 5.30pm.


We provide drawing boards, black and white materials and some colour at no cost, the only extra is A3 cartridge paper at 20p per sheet or A2 for 30p, but you are welcome to bring your own materials.

Our Session Fee is £10


Click to see drawings from past weeks

Or Click to visit "The Life Drawing Salon" Group on Facebook



We have a half hour break at 8pm for socialising and complimentary refreshments.

If you want to mingle more, we nip into the pub afterwards for a swift half.


Please feel free to phone me if you need any more information.

I look forward to meeting you,



07788414011, or email me for more info.

We recommend being a little early, to avoid disappointment, but remember we only access the space at 7pm.