Thamesmead Life Drawing

Welcome to Southeast London’s newest

Life Drawing class

Based in the Lakeside Centre and Artist Studios, Thamesmead Life Drawing was brings life drawing to residents of SE2 and SE28 and the surrounding areas in Bexley and Greenwich.

Suitable for artists and beginners aged 17 and above, the sessions bring professional and experienced life-models from all over Greater London to Thamesmead to pose nude for the participants

In this strange period of grace in which self-isolation and #stayhome is important to protect the NHS and keep our loved ones safe, as of the 23rd of March we went virtual, running our sessions online. Now we have artists from all over the world joining us every Tuesday evening for two hours of mindful practice.

Set up by actor and artist Jamie Zubairi to bring this creative activity to Thamesmead when he found there to be very little artistic activity for adults in his local area.

Checkout the booking page which gets updated every week with the eventbrite link.

COVID19 Changes

Since the 29th of March we have been running Physically Distanced lifedrawing sessions, otherwise known as #tmldLIVE which are run via Zoom. Please see more information about the sessions here

Blog Posts

  • LakeSide Drawing Group Week 1
    the first class in Lakeside Drawing Groups
  • tmldLIVE with Joe Perou
    The first session proved to be a little tricky for me! My audio and video wasn’t connecting to zoom so poor Joe was receiving phonecalls from me to tell him to change the poses! Poor chap. I’m so profesh! Not.

The Sessions

The sessions are untutored though Jamie is on hand for guidance should anyone feel the need to learn a new way of looking and interpreting onto paper. Jamie guides the model into timed poses of differing lengths.

You are encouraged to bring your own media to work in (whether it is inks or iPads!) but basic drawing equipment is supplied free. Drawing boards, paper, pencils, charcoal and erasers. Also cups of tea and biscuits!

Where Are We

Where we are:

Lakeside Centre, Bazalgette Way, Thamesmead, London, SE2 9AN


Online Lifedrawing Prices

  • £5.00 for EarlyBird
  • £7.00 for the standard Price