You can book a place on the Margate Adult Education Centre Life Drawing courses via the Kent Adult Education website here: https://www.kentadulteducation.co.uk/brands/mnid_123/Mr-Roy-James-Eastland.aspx and you can book places on for the Sidney Cooper Gallery courses by going to their website.
Here are some pictures of Margate Adult Education Centre. The Margate Adult Education Centre is right in the town centre, on the corner of Hawley Square (a pretty Georgian-period Square with some lovely old trees on the green).
I teach Life Drawing here on Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings. I also teach a few all-day sessions here and people come from as far away as London and Essex to come to them. I love it, and I love teaching in this building. It was built in 1929 and was opened, as ‘The Thanet School of Art’, in 1931. It became an Adult Education Centre (known then as ‘Hilderstone’) in the 1970s and has been used for Kent Adult Education classes ever since.
Life Drawing has been practiced in this very same ‘Life Room’ for more than 80 years!
Hardly anyone knows about the place.
I’ve posted some more pictures of the place on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roy-Eastland/1495390357351370?ref=hl
Anyone interested in coming along should contact the centre (03000414018) or go to the Thanet section of the Kent Adult Education website (www.kentadulteducation.co.uk) and type my name into the search box.
I don’t get to draw people nearly as often as I would like to. Other people are the most interesting things in the world to draw. If I could spend all of my time drawing people it would be a life well spent. As it is, I get to draw at a few Life Drawing sessions and at odd moments during my teaching practice. It is never enough. These drawings are from sketchbooks and are 10-25 minute drawings.
I teach some Life Drawing and Portrait Drawing at the Margate Adult Education Centre, on Hawley Square, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and the occasional Saturday. If you scroll down the home page you’ll find pictures of the venue. If you’re interested you can book a place on these courses at any Kent Adult Education Centre or via the website (https://www.kentadulteducation.co.uk/brands/mnid_123/Mr-Roy-James-Eastland.aspx) or over the phone (00030414018). Note: please don’t be put off by terms such as ‘beginners’, ‘improvers’ and so on – these are just the standard Kent Adult Education course titles. The classes are always made up of people with a wide range of previous levels of experience and ambitions (ranging between ‘beginners’ to practicing artists with degrees and MAs).