Drawing From Life

Welcome to the site where we draw from life. This site not only serves the Penzance life drawing group in Cornwall, but also offers image galleries, news and exercises of wider interest to those who love drawing and figures, and also cakes. Here you will also find a handy new random pose generator.

The weekly Life Drawing Penzance group took its usual break over the xmas period and restarted in January 2014 and will meet all summer long as usual. For full details, dates and map please see the Penzance page here. In autumn 2013 we had a special subject, as we were drawing a pregnant model on the last Saturday of each month. Autumn 2013 also saw our enjoyable Lifelines Exhibition in Penzance.

You can still see work here from the Figuration Exhibition in St Ives which finished on 4 April 2014. It's a great chance to see a wide variety of skilled innovation responding to the contemporary human form.

Our occasional all-day sessions which give you time to do a more complete painting or drawing of a single pose held for the whole day, unlike a typical life class. The cost is £15.00 for those full day sessions, including tea and coffee, and you need to supply your own materials and usually portable easel if you would like to be sure of having one. The first all-day session last year was Saturday 23 March 2013, the second took place on Saturday 3 August 2013, and the third on 21 September. You are welcome to attend these - please contact us if you need details or are interested in the next one, which is yet to be arranged. The first all day session of 2012 took place on Saturday 10 March 2012, from 10 am to 4 pm, as you can see in this gallery

Our first all-day session of 2014 took place on Saturday 1 February. Please contact us if interested in future all-day sessions - everyone is welcome and we only arrange these extra sessions when there is enough interest.

There was a fine set of drawings by a Newlyn artist on show at the Drawn From Life Exhibition in St Ives Cornwall in November 2012.  May 2012 also saw an interesting local life drawing group exhibition in May at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Morvah, in Penwith near St Ives, which is one of Cornwall's best lit galleries.

And if you want a bit of help when drawing or with classes, get out your phone and have a look at the handy exercises here. Or try a piece of cake.