Deal Life Drawing Group - non-teaching life drawing workshops for artists.

We are a well-established not-for-profit life drawing group in Deal, Kent - open to all professional and amateur artists. All [over 18s] are welcome.

No formal membership is required. We have a nucleus of regular members but also operate a drop-in system - so you can attend as little or often as you wish. Just bring your own materials.

There are no membership fees, only attendance fees [cash payable on the day] to cover room hire/model/general running costs.

Workshops are held weekly - breaking only for Christmas [panto season at the Astor Theatre] and for the Summer [school holidays]. We are very fortunate to have a group of about ten fantastic male and female models regularly available to us.

Weekly life drawing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Our weekday sessions [both two hours long] usually start with shorter poses 2-15 minutes - A short tea break - 25-50 minute pose/s to finish. Each session varies - with consideration to the model’s strengths and comfort - to make it an enjoyable experience for all involved.

Monthly life drawing on Saturdays

We also hold an extended pose session once a month - usually on the 3rd Saturday. It is four hours long divided into 2 poses [with tea breaks]. You can choose to attend for the whole four hours [2 poses] or just for 1 pose.

General Information

Tuesdays/Wednesdays weekly [2 hours]
You do not need to book to attend a Tuesday or Wednesday workshop.

Please note - If numbers regularly hit capacity, it may be necessary to implement a booking system in the future.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 10am-noon
Where: [The Balcony Studio] The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Rd, Deal, CT146AB
Cost: £8

Day: Wednesday
Time: 7pm-9pm
Where: [The Greig Studio] The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Rd, Deal, CT146AB
Cost: £10

The Astor Theatre has a small carpark. [Last updated 24/03/22: charges only apply during the day - £1.30 an hour – but please check on arrival.]

Saturdays monthly [4 hours]
Please book as spaces are limited.

Day: Saturday [usually the 3rd Saturday of the month]
Time: 10am-2pm
Where: St Andrew’s Church Hall, Deal, CT146DY
Cost: £15 [10am-2pm]/£10 [10am-noon]/£8 [12:15-2pm]

Free parking is usually available in the grounds [avoiding the grass please].

For all enquiries, please contact Emma at deallifedrawing@gmail.com

You can follow us on Instagram deal.life.drawing

For attendees [artists and models] we have a private facebook group for you to chat/share work/get updates: