Life Drawing and Painting Workshops



We hold Life Drawing/Portrait Painting classes every Saturday afternoon between 3:30pm to 5:30pm, in which we will explore different aspects of drawing and painting the human figure. Through understanding the human anatomy (e.g. muscle structure, and studies from skeletons), students will develop their skills in portraiture, hands, feet, movement, etc. We will explore the human figure using various mediums such as graphite, charcoal,  pastels, ink, oil paint, watercolour, acrylic paint, or mixed media.

We invite both male and female professional life drawing models of all ages and ethnicities. There will be varying pose times and depending on the theme of the day, the model will either be nude or clothed. The same model will pose for four consecutive Saturdays to allow the students to develop and complete their art work.

About the tutor

Nicolas Granger-Taylor

Nicolas is a traditionalist figurative painter, working mainly in oils. His principal subjects are portraits, nudes, and still lifes. Since completing his postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy Schools in 1990, Nicolas has had a number of solo exhibitions in London, and has exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the BP Portrait Award, the Discerning Eye, and the New English Art Club. He is the grandson of the artist Edith Granger-Taylor, who was highly regarded for her works in pastel.

Title: Reclining Nude
Artist: Nicolas Granger-Taylor
Size: 22 x 12 inches
Medium: Oil on canvas


Title: Reclining Nude
Artist: Nicolas Granger-Taylor
Medium: Gouache on paper
Size: 9 1/2 x 16 inches

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The course is open to students of all abilities who wish to excel in their life-drawing and portrait painting abilities. It will be particularly useful for students who wish to create an outstanding portfolio for applying to an art college. It is also essential for anyone wishing to pursue an art career.

How to sign up

Step 1: We require new students to pay for the classes online first, under the Tuition Fee / Sign Up Online’ .

Step 2: After payment,  please email us with your receipt or call us to book your first lesson.

Step 3: Please bring proof of purchase during your first art lesson (e-receipt).