Life Drawing Inspired By Expressionist Paintings

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Life drawing session with Françoise, who will pose for us to draw her in the style of expressionist paintings.

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We would love to invite you to Art in the Park's ONLINE Life Drawing Inspired By Expressionist Paintings.

Posing live for us we will have Françoise, who will be nude. Screenshots, recordings, or photos of the session are stricly forbidden and please leave your camera on.

Françoise will perform 4 or 5 long poses of around 10 to 15 minutes in the style of Expressionist paintings which we will reveal to you at the start of the session.

Materials needed: Any paper you have around the house of any size and any drawing materials - pencils, coloured pencils, felt tips, oil or chalk pastels, or charcoal.

There will be an experienced Art in the Park artist present who can offer advice if needed and will show artist inspiration at the start but of course feel free to draw however you want. We will also have breakout rooms with one of our artists available to anyone who wishes to have further instruction.

At the end of the session, we would love it if you could stay and hold up your drawings so that we can see your work. Also we would love it if you emailed your finished artwork to or tagged us in them at @artinburgesspark on instagram or @artintheparktwt on twitter.

The session is PAY WHAT YOU CAN (suggested donation: £5).

The minimum donation for this session is £1. If this is not possible for you at the moment, please email us and we will send you the zoom link for free. All donations that we get will go towards our studio costs, payment for our model and artists, and our other free sessions that we run for schools, community groups and the public.

We are going to use the online platform ZOOM. You can use ZOOM via your laptop, PC and MAC or you can download the app for your tablets and smart phones following this link:

The zoom link will be in the Additional Information of the ticket which will be emailed to you after booking (Check your junk!). If you do not recieve this, contact us and we will send you the link.

Click on the link provided to join the meeting and you will be entering a WAITING ROOM. Attendees will be added to the live class at the start of the session.

If you have any problems with using zoom, please email us or dm us on social media and we will happily help however we can.

Previous participants have said:

"It felt very safe and supportive, both of Vanessa as the model and the attendees. I liked the fact that I wasn't the only complete beginner. The structure was excellent, with good guidance and timings for a novice like me. I loved the sharing at the end - it helps the confidence. My webcam unfortunately malfunctioned so I couldn't share but I could see other people's work, which was lovely. I never thought I would try life drawing as it felt beyond me, but this just goes to show that everyone can try, and everyone's perspective matters.”

“Good mix of poses and timing Vanessa is a brilliant model, wonderful, dance-inspired poses, thank you"

"art history lesson at the beginning, seeing lots of people, relaxing, fun music - poses. trying to remember how to life draw!"

“Friendly, not intimidating, loved the variety, brilliant music, great intro for inspiration."

"supportive atmosphere"

“I found interesting drawing fast portrait with hands or feet with a wonderful music and a lovely team!”

“truly on of the best I have seen. I went to art school with live models and have taken many life drawing classes over the years. Your good!”

“the model was probably 1of the best I've ever encountered.”

“something different ,beautiful and clothed .professionally done and still very enjoyable”

“Lovely, skilled model. Great times for sketching”

“The poses of the model were very elegant. I also liked her kimono style dress and get make up that were very creative. The introduction with different styles of portraits and techniques was also inspiring”

“Great introduction on other examples of portraits, well facilitated, great model, affordable, encourages for diversity of drawing styles and ability, great feedback"

“Very interesting introduction and professional poses”

“The challenge, trying something new and feeling inspired”

“Shortish poses, really good model - nice poses, good hosting.”

“Lovely moderator, interesting poses and great welcoming atmosphere (and great music!)”

“beautiful model”

"I liked the idea of painting poses, the sense of movement that was present throughout the workshop and the difficulty with moving poses."

"I liked the movement in dance, continual movement, one minute poses, 5 minute poses "

"Loved the relaxed atmosphere and really enjoyed the music while drawing the dancer"

"Brilliant model and movement and music !"

"Really liked the set up, the model, the dancing, music and that they were short poses would love to do it again!"

"I loved the movement and quicker poses"

"[I liked t]he different shapes created by the dance routine. The short duration of the poses."

"Very inviting and friendly, great atmosphere."

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At Art in the Park we aim to involve people of all ages and abilities in designing and making art work at our studios and outdoor sites.


Encourage and motivate all ages to work towards environmental improvements in inner city London.

Give a positive experience of seeing and being in the natural world.

Work with people of all ages and abilities in visual arts by using open space as an inspiration and a resource.

Located in the centre of Burgess Park in South East London and run by practising artists, Art in the Park works with schools, community groups and professional teams on tailor-made educational art and heritage projects and training days. We also work with the public in creating permanent public artworks.

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