Tickets – Tuesdays & Saturdays

For 2021 we are trialling 2 sessions a week with our regular Tuesday session remaining the short to medium length poses and Saturday for the next 6 weeks from the 16th of January we will be having a long pose (with breaks, after a few warmup poses). Tickets are in the separate links below.

I never imagined that we would still be here serving the community of artists. Thamesmead Life Drawing was only ever going to be for 6 months as that was what we received funding for. When the first lockdown happened in March I knew that I had to keep our drawing group going, grow the arts community in Thamesmead, and support the models during this strange period of grace that we’re observing, so I started #tmldLIVE. The first session started at 7pm on the 24th of March 2020 and featured dancer and life model @incrediblyaveragejoe, (who proved with his imaginative and dynamic poses that he was anything but average!) It brings me great pleasure that Joe is coming to be the inaugural model for the Saturday Long Poses.


Info for the sessions are below:

This Tuesday Short Pose

Next Tuesday Short Poses

This Saturday The Long Pose

Next Saturday The Long Pose

Thamesmead Life Drawing LIVE


To get the most out of the online sessions it is necessary that you have at least a tablet or laptop, a good internet connection and your preferred drawing media. Please send an email to be added to the mailing list

About the Tuesday Event:

It’s 2 hours of poses of different lengths:

3 x 2 minute warm up poses,

1 x 5 minute poses

1 x 10 minutes poses

1 x 15 minute poses.

1 x longish pose of whatever is left on the clock.

Then there will be a 15 minute tea-break (get your kettles at the ready!) where we can chat and connect with members.

The second hour starts with a crazy 10 second dash for 2 minutes. Then back to 2 minutes then straightaway into 3 longer poses.

Due to the raised issues of privacy of live streaming nudity and/or partial nudity we are observing strict rules about codes of conduct.


The fees are on the eventbrite site. There’s an earlybird price and a standard price. This covers both hours The link and password will be emailed to you so you can click from your computer. We’ll cover the eventbrite fees so there won’t be any hidden charges for you.


I have been asked by the models that certain stipulations are adhered to:

  • There must be NO SCREENSHOTS/CAPTURE VIDEO OR DIGITAL OR ANALOGUE RECORDING. I must ask you to keep your video streaming so I can monitor the situation. Anyone not doing this will be booted off. This is important. Keep any recording to paper (unless you’re using a digital drawing tablet/pen)
  • some models may choose to wear masks – life modelling via the internet brings a certain amount of privacy issues compared to that of a session in person with a limited number of participants.
  • some models have asked for the session kept to the regular participants and that is for me to manage, unless it’s an artist/student that you know will want to come along.

To that end, I must ask you to keep your video on. You can hide your video ‘rectangle’ from yourself, but keep your video running. If I find anyone breaking these stipulations, they’ll be booted off the session. Harsh, I know. But there are privacy issues here that are different to in-person life drawing events. Similarly, we also don’t allow recording or photography in those sessions either. Anyone found to be doing so will be asked to leave. 

So far we’ve had good responses from the participants and models, and I’m really looking forward to getting us connected with life drawing. Who knows? It maybe a way of growing your own network of artists all around the world.

See you on the livestream!

Jamie Zubairi

“I wasn’t sure about drawing from a model online but tmldLIVE is a really good way to keep my drawing skills up and a perfect way to enjoy a couple of hours with a glass of wine.”

Greg Hannan, artist


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