Life drawing classes in Chelsea at The Ram start on 14th May

Starting tonight, Thursday 14th May, and running until early July, The Ram pub near Chelsea Harbour will be hosting a series of life drawing classes for all budding artists.

Led by professional artist Jonathan Ellis, the classes are suitable for all levels and abilities – from those who haven’t picked up a pencil since their schooldays to those who are closet Picassos.
Life Drawing Classes in Chelsea

All materials and full easels are provided for each class, and there are varied models and a new theme for each session.

The classes are run in an informal and relaxed atmosphere, with everyone encouraged to experiment, even make mistakes, whilst improving their drawing skills. Inspiring tips and drawing techniques will be learnt, and it’s a great way of picking up a new skill or honing an old one – as well as having a fun evening and a drink with friends and colleagues.

Life Drawing Classes in Chelsea

The Art With Benedict classes are being run in some of London’s best pubs (currently also in locations in Winchmore Hill, Shepherd’s Bush, Tufnell Park and Ladbroke Grove) and have had an amazing response!

At The Ram, a free drink is also included in the price of the class! Tickets cost £20 online – you can book at – or £21 on the door.

Do also check out the website above for more details on the Art With Benedict team, to see previous students’ work, read testimonials, and for information on their other classes around London.

Life Drawing in the Pub
6.30pm – 8.30pm on 14th May, 28th May, 11th June, 25th June, 2nd July 2015
The Ram
32 Burnaby Street
SW10 0PL

life drawing classes in Chelsea

Art History courses in Chelsea start 20th April

Art historian and accredited lecturer Mariska Beenkenkamp-Wladimiroff will be running a new set of art history courses at the World’s End Studios, Lots Road, starting on 20th April.

Art History Courses in Chelsea - Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff

Them main five-week course is titled ‘Introduction to Art’, covering different styles and genres each week as detailed below, and followed by a visit to the National Gallery. The course costs £75 per person, although you can also just sign up for a the gallery visit, or for the classroom course.

Introduction to Art (up to 1860 / Impressionism)
Week 1: Early Renaissance
Week 2: Renaissance
Week 3: Baroque
Week 4: Rococo
Week 5: Romanticism & Classicism
Visit: National Gallery

You can sign up for the course online here:!about1/c15ww.

Mariska will also be running a five week, more in-depth course on Ancient Greek & Rome at the same time for those with more previous experience of art history:

Ancient Greece & Rome:
Week 1: Ancient Greece – Geometric and Archaic Art, from the Bronze age palaces of Crete to the beginnings of perspective
Week 2: Ancient Greece – Classical and Hellenistic Art, from the Parthenon to Alexander the Great
Week 3: Ancient Rome – The founding of Rome, from Etruscan beginnings to the glory of Augustus
Week 4: Ancient Rome – The rise of Imperialism, from Pompeii to the Provinces
Week 5: Ancient Rome – The decline of Rome, Constantine and the Beginnings of Christianity
Visit: British Museum

Art History Courses in Chelsea - Marten de Vos Seven Liberal Arts

Both courses are run in an informal class room setting, with presentations given by experts in the field. No previous knowledge is required, and no homework is set. All attendees are given hand outs during the course, which list art historical vocabulary used, important names and dates, suggestions for reading and suggestions for visits.

Mariska has been running similar courses in Richmond since the start of the year (and will continue to run courses in that area as well) – please see details of the Richmond courses here:!art-history-courses-london-2015/c1rcp.

Art History Courses in Chelsea – run by Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff
commencing 20th April 2015
World’s End Studios
Lots Road
SW10 0RJ

Art History Courses in Chelsea - World's End Studios

“Apped to the Max” exhibition at Kensington & Chelsea College, 5th – 11th November

From 5th to 11th November, Kensington & Chelsea College are due to host an exhibition of images from the UK’s first iPhoneography course at the College’s Chelsea Centre Gallery.

iPhoneography - Apped to the Max Exhibition

The recent ‘iPhoneography: An Introduction to Photography with the iPhone’ course taught students skills and techniques for capturing and creating beautiful yet edgy images with only their iPhone camera and certain apps. The course also helped introduce students to vibrant mobile photography communities where their work could be shared with like minded enthusiasts.

Since its launch the course has received an overwhelming amount of interest, with course tutor Richard Gray now working with leading businesses to deliver iPhoneography masterclasses and workshops.

Mr Gray, who is also the exhibition’s curator, said:
“iPhoneography has moved on from being simple point-and-shoot photography to both a sophisticated art form and an engaging hobby for millions. The iPhone camera has unleashed amazing creativity in the students and we are very proud to present their work in a traditional photography format.
“Many people are unaware of the creative potential of iPhoneography and we hope this exhibition goes some way to changing that perception. We would like to thank our exclusive sponsors, The Print Space, for their generous support for the exhibition.”

iPhoneography student Shirley Hunter said:
“I always had an interest in photography but I didn’t realise how much more room I had to grow. I look at my pictures now and I’m amazed at what I’ve achieved in five weeks. There is so much more to this course than it being fun. It really is a great introduction into photography that teaches just as much about editing as it does about photography. I’d love to take my new found skills further with a more advanced course.”

The hundred best images from the course will make their debut in the “Apped to the Max” exhibition, with a selection of images also available to view online at Exhibition guests will also be able to purchase some of the images.

Kensington & Chelsea College run hundreds of flexible, full-time and part-time courses at their three main centres throughout West London and are holding an Open Day at its Wornington Centre on Thursday 8th November (4pm to 7pm), where you can find out more about their courses, including those that lead to professional qualifications and a career in photography. More details about the Open Day can be found here. The College is committed to providing affordable education, and to this end has set up a number of fee discounts and money saving schemes to help support enrolling students – see for more details.

Entry to the exhibition is free.

Apped to the Max Exhibition
5th – 11th November 2012 (open 9am to 7pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4pm on Friday)
Chelsea Centre Gallery
Hortensia Road
SW10 0QS

Life drawing classes in Chelsea in 2012

Those looking to improve their artistic skills may be interested to hear of these life drawing classes for adults at the GEMS Hampshire School in Chelsea – and now’s the perfect time to sign up for the Spring Term.

Run by Anna Clare Lees-Buckley, the 8-weekly life class runs on Manresa Road, in Chelsea, alongside the scholarly term. A maximum of ten students can enrol per term, allowing constant one-to-one teaching. A selection of books are always available to look at, and students are encouraged to use them, applying the techniques or poses to their own drawings, whilst working from a nude model.

Life drawing classes in Chelsea Life drawing classes in Chelsea

Anna Clare, after winning the Art Scholarship at Stowe School, continued her studies abroad. In search of a more academic and rigorous approach to drawing and painting than seemed to be available in England, she enrolled at the atelier Charles H Cecil Studios in Florence. During four years there, she practised the tradition of sight-size, which is thought to date back to the Renaissance. In more recent times John Singer Sargent used the technique in his portraiture. You can read more about Anna Clare on her website at

SPRING TERM 2012 dates
26th January 2012 – 22nd March 2012
(excludes Half term week, 16th February)

Thursday evenings 6.00-8.00pm

£200 for the eight-week term, materials provided

Places can be booked by emailing Anna Clare at
Please note that places are only confirmed upon receipt of payment.