LakeSide Drawing Group Week 1

Jamie Zubairi from Thamesmead Life Drawing gives the first class in Lakeside Drawing Groups free classes to the residents of Thamesmead.

In this lesson we covered:

Introductions to the tutors


2 ways of gripping the pencil

Shading Types of shading

I also reference Rapid Fire Arts’ video and use stills from it. It’s a much better explanation and apple drawing, so please go to their video for a better class!…

tmldLIVE with Joe Perou

Because we suspended all in-person life drawing activities 2 weeks ago and then the Lakeside Centre was closed to the public, to encourage us all to #StayHome and keep the NHS safe, Thamesmead Life Drawing decided to go online to keep our practise going and also nurture our community of artists and models.

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. It was a little weird for him to be in a silent room all by himself being instructed by phone and not able to communicate with me apart from by phone. I felt so rubbish for that.

Once I was able to exit the chat, restart my computer and configure my audio and video to zoom it went much better and I was able to relax. I’m glad that the participants couldn’t hear me swearing at my laptop or watch my frustration. The final hour was much better and we were able to chat. Was such a relief. For everyone.

Something unexpected happened afterwards. I was able to witness all the drawings come through the artists’ instagram feeds with the same pose but totally different interpretations.

I hope that everyone had a relaxing time and was able to get the most out of it. I look forward to the next session on Tuesday with Fran├žoise. Book using this link on Eventbrite. It’ll change every week so have a look on the instagram page