Lakeside Drawing Group Week 1: The Basics

Lakeside Drawing Group Week 1: The Basics

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    Lakeside Centre

    Bazalgette Way


    SE2 9AN

    United Kingdom

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    Week 1 of Lakeside Drawing Group online Sessions with Jamie Zubairi: Tools and Shading

    About this event

    A new weekly online drawing class for adults who are absolute beginners. Hosted by Thamesmead Life Drawing's Jamie Zubairi.

    Have you ever wanted to draw but don't have the confidence? Have classes looked too expensive or are you unable to ask questions directly to the teachers? Have you not picked up a pencil, since school, apart from to write a shopping list?

    Please note:

    This is an online course for adults owing to the conditions of the grant supporting us. It will be taught at a level and using language and ideas that might not interest really young people but to encourage the mindfulness of the activity of drawing. Should you wish to attend with your young person, this is permitted.

    All classes are Saturday 1-3pm

    Each week, 6 different tutors will give you simple instructions on Zoom on how to draw, but most importantly, how to see and interpret what you're seeing. The subjects that will be covered include

    6th March Week 1 Jamie: The Basics - pencil technique, Light and Shading

    13th March Week 2 Sioned: Simple Perspective and landscape

    20th March Week 3 Miyuki: Still Life and natural found objects

    27th March Week 4 Nathalie: The Figure and Fashion Drawing

    3rd April Week 5 Dominika: The Portrait and Self Portraits and drawing from imagination

    10th April Week 6 Bhajan: Pattern, and Other Techniques and ways of looking

    The Online Course

    You only need to book for the first one. (Unless eventbrite tells me otherwise)Each week the subjects will be taught by different tutors, each bringing their own art form to the way they do mark-making. The first 50 Thamesmead (and surrounding) participants will be given a small art-pack to start you on your journey of drawing but each week there may be different things to prepare or bring for the week ahead. Each class lasts 2 hours and will be recorded so participants can catch up on what they may have missed. There will be activities to carry out during the course but also activities to carry on in your sketchbooks

    What You Will Need

    A functioning computer or laptop that you can use Zoom with . iPads/tablet are also good though their functionality is slightly different to the experience on a laptop/computer - please be aware that not

    Make sure that the sound works.

    You may want to download the Zoom app by going to to have it prepared on your system before the course starts. If you're already familiar with Zoom, please make sure that you've got the latest update, also by going to their website.

    The Artpack consists of

    1 x 4h Pencil

    1 x 6B pencil

    A4 Drawing Pad

    A6 Sketch Pad

    Drawing Charcoals

    A Putty Eraser

    An Eraser

    These will be distributed from the Lakeside Centre (2 Bazalgette Way SE2 9AH ) to be picked up on the afternoons and early evenings of Thursday and Friday

    The Tutors

    Jamie Zubairi (week 1, Starting out)

    Jamie Zubairi is a multi-platform artist, and creates works that mix various forms of art, be it visual art, video, voiceover, poetry and photography. He studied Foundation At at Leicester DeMontfort University before pursuing training as an actor at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He continued his art practise privately and is largely self-taught. He has exhibited in groups since 2008 and had his first solo exhibition of watercolours in 2013 at the new Clapham Library. He works mainly in charcoal, pastels, watercolour and oil and runs Thamesmead Life Drawing, the twice weekly life drawing class .


    insta: @zubairiart @jamiezoob

    Sioned Sova-Jones (week 2, Perspective and Landscapes)

    Sioned came to painting through being a regular model for the Hesketh Hubbard Society at the Mall Galleries, at the London Sketch Club and for prestigious ROI artists (Chloe Chloerty, Clarissa James & Guy Portelli) where she learned much about the practice of Painting and Drawing. She has shared studios with Clarissa James, Victoria Hallenius and Jamie Zubairi, and studied in workshops with Tom Coates, Sally-Ann Puttman and Elaine Kazimierczuk. Sioned works primarily in Oils and Watercolours painting Landscapes and Abstracts but enjoys creating in any media. She is also a keen Ceramicist & Textile artist using Crochet, Japanese Boro and Shibori Indigo techniques. Sioned is also a Theatre-maker. She has contributed to numerous exhibitions and open studios and has had 3 solo shows, 'Debut', 'Common Ground' and 'Heads of State' which celebrated a performance of 'Oedipus' she was part of at the National Theatre for which the cast, including Ralph Fiennes modelled, and was exhibited in the NT Green Room. Sioned is a fan of close tones and pattern. With creative partner, Jamie Zubairi, she has had joint exhibitions, created a stage piece with live painting “Expectations”, and assists in running Thamesmead Life Drawing weekly online classes. Sioned is happy to accept commissions!


    Insta: @mrssovajones @mrssovasstitches

    Miyuki Kasahara (week 3, Still Lifes and Natural Found Objects)

    Born in Japan, Miyuki Kasahara graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art and is currently based in Thamesmead. Her work is research driven and addresses the impact of humans on the ecosystem. How we can find ways to reconnect with a losing grasp of the natural world and stop poisoning it and ourselves. She examines in her work the environmental factors affecting global issues, including that arising from politics and societal change. The outcomes from her research have included drawing, film, installation, interactive performance, sculpture, or a combination of those.

    The drawing below, To Those Who Missed The Spring, 2020 consists of a series of wild flowers drawings. Miyuki experienced them whilst she was running and walking daily in the ancient Lesnes Abbey Woods during the first UK lockdown.

    She also made a note of the UK deaths on each specific day attributed to Covid-19. The piece is dedicated to those who were unable to experience nature in spring 2020.

    February 2021 she started the 5 x 5 square ft Allotment Artist-in-Residence at Thamesmead Texas. Looking at the practicalities and politics of soil, and natural gardening, Miyuki will be producing a new body of work in situ during this one-year residency at Thamesmead Texas's allotment.

    For further details see and @5x5sqft


    instagram: @miyukikasaharaart

    Nathalie Coste (Week 4, The Figure and Fashion Drawing)

    Nathalie is a graduate in Fashion Design and Pattern cutting - Esmod Paris, and a National Postgraduate Degree in Fine Arts - ESADM Marseilles.

    She has worked for 20 years in Fashion Industry and create her own brand in 2013 working only with reworked Vintage clothing in unique pieces. In the same time she began to manage multidisciplinary Upcycling workshop for Emmaus France and worked on visual installations for music Festivals and private companies – Rock en Seine, Yeah Festival, Le Printemps Paris …

    Since living in Thamesmead her practice has evolved to Visual Arts and Community Art projects, working with diverse media but her heart still belongs to textile. She's currently working on soft sculptures in recycled felt and fabrics ,transforming into bizarre shapes what inspires me words as : Ozone Holes, Gulf Stream, Permafrost…


    insta: @_nathalie_coste_

    Dominika Kiereuzel (Week 5, Portraits and Drawing from Imagination)

    Dominika Kieruzel is an interdisciplinary artist working with fine art, performance and theatre. Her work, often collaborative, is weaving intimacy, contact with another and contact with the audience.

    Dominika started her art education at the age of 15, studying ceramics, painting, drawing and sculpture at a specialist high school in Czestochowa, Poland. In 2007 she moved to London and started a Fine Art BA at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Throughout the course Dominika worked as a tailor, starting as a hand sewer and finisher. She began to work with performance and costume and started to compose a long experimental projects she called 'a socio-emotional lab'. In 2015 the artist started an MA in Performance Making at Goldsmiths University. This course had a huge impact on her work and gave her depth of insight into the craft of performance. She started to work in collaboration with other artists and became especially focused on composition of an artwork.

    Currently her work exists on a border of theatre and fine art. Her interests include exploration of time in a performative composition and using drama and art as a magic ritual in which one can play out conflict, test fantasy or dream.



    Bhajan Hunjan (Week 6, Pattern and Further Techniques of Looking)

    Bhajan Hunjan is a Visual Artist, Artist Educator and Public Artist. Trained as a printmaker and a painter Bhajan works with variety of mediums. In Thamesmead she has led regular drop in workshops at the Thamesmead Library, alongside creating a space for other local artists to participate and deliver their own sessions. She volunteers regularly on Cultural and Community Arts related activities with Peabody and is part of the Bow Arts Community of Artists living in Thamesmead. She also runs the Thamesmead Arts Hub


    insta: @bhajanhunjan

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