Life Drawing and Figure Studies: The Hesketh Hubbard Annual Exhibition

Life Drawing and Figure Studies: The Hesketh Hubbard Annual Exhibition

Central London's leading gallery celebrating contemporary visual arts through a lively and diverse programme of exhibitions and events

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Hesketh Hubbard Art Society

Annual Exhibition 

1 to 5 August

10am to 5pm

Admission Free

The Hesketh Hubbard Art Society has been running life drawing classes, weekly, since 1930. This year the Society is showcasing the work the members produce at these two hour drawing sessions, where around 100 artists come together to draw from four models: the 'quick' 15 minute poses, the 30 minute poses, the two hour 'long' pose and the two hour clothed portrait pose.

The variety of work ranges from quick sketches through to more considered works, both drawings and paintings, and gives an excellent view of the excitement and struggle involved in drawing from life.

Header image: Irene Lafferty Carla. Above left: Peter Haycroft Untitled. Right: Jennifer Bush Julie (detail)

Learn new skills or hone your existing talents with our series of Summer Workshops

Taking place in the North Galleries from 10:30am to 4:30pm

Tickets £80, £65 for Friends of Mall Galleries

(Two day workshop £160 or £130 for Friends)

7 August: Painting and drawing the Figure from Life with Daniel Shadbolt NEAC

8 August: An Introduction to Painting A Sight Size Still Life with Jacques Viljoen

10 August: The Figure in Focus with Mick Kirkbride NEAC

14 August: Impressionistic Wildlife with Marie Antoniou

15 August: Dynamic Figure Painting with Sarah Jane Moon

17 August: Painting the Figure with James Bland NEAC

18 August: Landscapes in Egg Tempera with Ruth Stage NEAC

21 August: Expressive Portrait Painting with Tim Benson VPROI

22 August: London in Acrylics with Hashim Akib

23 & 24 August: Two Day Workshop
Developing a Portrait in Oil or Acrylic with Antony Williams PS NEAC RP

25 August: Plein Air Painting Day in St James's with Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

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Coming soon....

Art & Peace

An Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art

15 to 18 August, 10am to 5pm 

Highlights from the Beijing International Art Biennale.

The Art Academy Summer School

Short courses in painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, jewellery and ceramics. From introductory courses for the beginner, to masterclasses for the more experienced, our courses are taught by specialists in their fields.

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Heatherley’s Summer Holiday Courses

Run throughout August and attracting students from all over the world. The programme ranges from ceramic sculpture, portrait painting, figurative sculpture, life drawing, anatomy for artists, watercolour and oils, to wood-engraving and printmaking. Tutors this year include Antony Williams, Melissa Scott-Miller, Allan Ramsay and Sarah-Jane Moon.  

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