Conceived and led by artist & Draw tutor Jade Hylton, Drawversity is a life model class that focuses on introducing more black models and people of colour to the world of life modelling. During the session a new model will pose for the group, choosing their own pose lengths, guided and supported by Jade. These sessions are clothed, giving artists the opportunity to draw the clothed figure, or portrait, with the option of the model posing unclothed if they prefer. The session is open to all abilities & levels of experience and Jade will be on hand to offer any help you need.
When you arrive at New England House you’ll need to come to the main doors next to the Building Managers Office on Level 3 and call the number on the door to be admitted - please note that you’ll need to wear a mask at all times in the corridors of New England House. Once you’re at the session you’ll need to show a digital or printed receipt as proof of booking, then you’re ready to go! We will take a short tea break half way through the session; drawing boards, chairs and easels will be provided and you'll need to bring your own drawing materials along.
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This session costs £12, or £9 for students & Patreon supporters. If you can’t afford to come to the session, please get in touch and we will find a way to make sure you can attend.
All of our in-person sessions are subsidised by our supporters on Patreon – you can sign up instantly HERE, which will make you immediately eligible for the discount on all of our sessions. You’ll also get access to feedback from our tutors, reference photos of our models and free access to our online life classes. Once you are signed up to monthly membership you can cancel, upgrade or downgrade at any time.
Even if you’ve never done any life drawing before you’re welcome to come along to this untutored session! If you’d like to learn some skills first, you might want to sign up to the online life drawing course on the Draw Patreon (available to all Life Drawing & Student tier supporters) or look out for upcoming tutored weekend courses. Whether you are a Patreon supporter or not, you can post your drawings on the Draw community Facebook group HERE and you are welcome to tag us with @draw_brighton and #drawbrighton on Instagram & Twitter!
If you have any accessibility needs, please do let us know - we’re keen to do everything we can to make sure you can enjoy the life classes here. The building has a wheelchair ramp at the North side of the New England Street entrance and lifts up to level 5.