I’m going to miss the opening of the Jerwood Drawing Prize on Thursday because I’ll be teaching Life Drawing at Margate Adult Education Centre that night. The Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition will be on show at The Sidney Cooper Gallery, in Canterbury, from Friday.
I teach Life Drawing and Portrait Drawing at the wonderful Margate Adult Education Centre on Hawley Square. You couldn’t wish for a better venue for drawing courses (see previous posts for images of this 1929 gem of an art school building)! Walter Sickert gave some lectures on Drawing here in the 1934. I haven’t found the complete text for these talks but there are some quotes from them to be found in the 2004 book: ‘Walter Sickert “drawing is the thing”’.
Hopefully, if there are enough students for it to run, I’ll be teaching another ‘A Day of Life Drawing’ class there on 10th May (https://www.kentadulteducation.co.uk/products/pid_16427/A-Day-of-Life-Drawing.aspx). Some people travel quite a distance to come to these sessions. The Turner Contemporary is open until 6pm and so you could always have a look around that afterwards and make a day of being in Margate. I should be teaching another Thursday evening Life Drawing class from 24th April (https://www.kentadulteducation.co.uk/products/pid_16368/Life-Drawing.aspx ) and a clothed Figure/Portrait Drawing class on Thursday mornings (https://www.kentadulteducation.co.uk/products/pid_17569/Figure/Portrait-Drawing—Beginners.aspx). Phone the Margate office: 01843256220