Welcome to the site where we draw from life. This site not only serves the Penzance area 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 to give suggestions and inspiration for models and poses.
For full details of the weekly Life Drawing Penzance group, including 2016 dates, holiday dates and map please see the Penzance page here. One year we had a special subject, as we were drawing a pregnant model on the last Saturday of each month, and we have a pregnant model again in 2016. We had an enjoyable Lifelines Exhibition in Penzance one autumn, and you can still see work here from the Figuration Exhibition in St Ives of 2014. It's a great chance to see a wide variety of skilled innovation responding to the living human form.
Our occasional all-day sessions 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 or course. These are open to all and the cost is £16.00 for a full day session, 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. You can see some work from an all-day pose in this gallery from an all-day session. 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 2012, as well as 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.