Online life-drawing classes launched

LEVEL Arts Centre at Rowsley is launching a exciting new take on traditional life-drawing.

In this remote, screen-based world we have suddenly found ourselves in, they are exploring how bringing a 3D experience into a 2D medium (contained on a screen) can offer new perspectives and interesting ways of engaging with the human form and body.

NUDE is a project comprising a series of live on line events which provide unique opportunities to sketch, draw and mark paper in response to improvised performances by a nude performer/model exploring a loose theme of ‘Containment’.

The first event is on April 30 from 2pm on Zoom, and will explore a variety of life-drawing techniques and ways of capturing motion. stillness and emotion. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, upload your work to the LEVEL website and receive feedback.

Sessions can be untutored with the option to be guided by artist Georgia Peskett and are open to all aged 16+.

These sessions are pay as you feel – following the class you will be invited to make a donation of your choosing.

NUDE forms a part of the LEVEL CONTAINER Research & Development Project – developing artistic material that challenges/explores/exposes perceptions of identity, disability and cultural pressures/belief surrounding our relationship with the naked human body. As a result, they welcome and actively encourage the participation of learning disabled people and carers and are able to provide resources and support to best enable this.

For more information please telephone: +44 (0)1629 734848 or email:

These sessions are limited to eight participants and booking is essential. To book and find out the terms and conditions of the event please click on this link