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We are a Long running


Suitable for all levels

Just 3 minutes from Bethnal Green Tube Station (Central line - Just one stop from Liverpool St. Station)

Our Session Fee is Drop-in £10, or £8 if you get a 5 class voucher for £40.

FREE Sandwitches, Tea, Coffee are served in the break

We have been going since 2005 and offer a unique style with accompanying music and a friendly atmosphere

Find Self Expression!

Every Monday 7.30-10.00

Venue; Keddlestone Walk Community Centre; Hollybush Gardens, London E2 9RP

You will be working in a comfortable room with a kitchen and set in a delightful garden.

How to get there,

From Bethnal Green tube  station walk  down Bethnal Green Road . Hollybush Gardens is the third turning  on the right . Keddlestone Walk Community Centre is a little way down on the Right. It is a white single storey building set in a garden (you can park in many places in the area after 5.30pm.)


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

“ The Life Drawing Salon attracts a friendly crowd with a refreshingly different and inspiring range of styles. Nils works the Life Drawing Salon like a DJ. He chooses a model and theme for the evening like a DJ chooses records, then while the model provides the poses, he creates the atmosphere with his eclectic choice of tunes. Nils then lets the artists' brushes; pens and pencils dance to the music. ”


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

Erlen Masson


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.


We provide drawing boards, black and white materials and some colour at no cost,

A3 cartridge paper is 20p per sheet or A2 for 30p, but you are welcome to bring your own materials.


Click to see drawings from past weeks

Or visit our Facebook Group


We Have a Half Hour Break at 8.30pm for Socialising and Great Free Food.

If You Want to Mingle More, We Enjoy Going to the Pub Afterwards.


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.