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We are a Long running


Suitable for all levels

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

Just 3 minutes from Bethnal Green Tube Station (Central line - Only 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 Sandwiches, Tea, Coffee etc are served in the break.


Find Self Expression!

Every Friday 7.00 -9.30


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


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.


To get there,
From Bethnal Green Underground Station go up Bethnal Green Road.Take the third road on the right Hollybush Gardens (past Hollybush Place) The HSBC Bank is at the top of Hollybush Gardens.Turn right and keep going in a straight line!

The Keddlestone Walk Community Centre is a little way down on the right. Well illuminated It is a white single storey building set in a garden (amazing in Spring)
It says "Keddlestone Walk Community Centre" over the door,
you can't miss it.

If driving turn onto Old Bethnal Green Road From Cambridge Heath Road. The parking is great, you can park in the streets around freely after 5.30pm.
Middleton Street and St Jude's Road are the nearest streets to the centre.


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 8.00pm for socialising and great free food.

If you want to mingle more. We enjoy going to the Pub after the class.


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.