London Life Drawing

Drink, draw and more

Do you want to escape from life’s daily stresses and the hustle and bustle of London?

Whether your art abilities stop at drawing stickmen or you consider yourself a seasoned pro, Nude Life’s contemporary London life drawing class is the ideal opportunity to lose yourself in a creative activity, learn a new skill and meet like-minded Londoners.

But this isn’t any ordinary event. This is life drawing with a twist.

Combining a fun and stylish atmosphere, you’ll be given the chance to draw a male and female model in a venue with a copper-topped bar, wooden benches, and stripped ceilings.

Plus, your very own art tutor will bring with them a whole host of professional drawing equipment and tricks. And if that doesn’t impress you, gin trolleys on arrival and pizza at half-time certainly will.

Location: Martello Hall, London Field, 137 Mare St, London E8 3RH
Next event: March 28th

✔ £25 Tickets

✔ London venues

✔ Art tutor Included

✔ Barman available throughout

✔ Gin trolleys on arrival

✔ Pizza at the break

Some Of Our London Life Models

Outcomes From Our London Life Drawing Classes


The benefits of London Life Drawing classes are endless. Not only does drawing allow us to express ourselves in a free and innovative way, but it’s also a fantastic problem-solving tool. Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani explained that the process of drawing something helps you to become connected to the subject matter. “I am a slow thinker, and have to spend a lot of time before I can clean up my ideas and make progress.” But even if you’re not using drawings to work out that tricky algebra equation, drawing can be helpful for everyday activities including giving directions, taking meeting notes, outlining an presentation, or making shopping lists. Drawing fosters close observation, analytical thinking, patience and even personal humour.


In the ever-evolving digital world, we are now becoming increasingly dependant on technology to provide us with instant knowledge. Author D.B. Dowd argues that life drawing prevents us from relying on easy ways of learning. For example, when searching through Google for an image, we are given a narrow result from a general enquiry. Dowd argues that drawing is the complete opposite - it requires close observation of almost any particular engages the senses and heightens experience, making the world seem bigger, not smaller.

Dowd continues to explain that there is also a physical dimension to the benefits of London life drawing classes as evidence suggests that our brain expands when our thumbs are moved into an opposable position vis-a-vis our fingers. Critical of the graphic design industry’s over-reliance on digital illustration tools, Dowd says that, “drawing offers simplicity and directness compared to other information gathering procedures.”


In the hustle and bustle of everyday city living, London life drawing can help us bring out better qualities. Drawing makes us slow down, be patient, pay attention and can also help us to appreciate the work of others.

In the closing chapter of Stick Figures, Dowd argues that drawing can even make us better citizens. In a time where people are busier and we’re inundated with falsehoods and bad faith, the sense-making practice of drawing is more vital than ever. Dowd concludes: “When we look hard and listen carefully, how are we not led back to questions of justice, of what is right?”