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Life Drawing – 6.30 to 9.30 closed until further notice


An informal, friendly and supportive group, welcoming beginners, novices and advanced artists alike.  Sessions involve differing projects, in which the group has fun working collaboratively, sharing contributions on poses, lighting, materials, and general creative expression.

Instruction is offered for those who would like it, and constructive group discussion about work occurs throughout the evening. Typically, poses are structured to provide opportunity to develop different artistic approaches as well as skills, including both short and long poses.  A range of diverse life-models, are sought for the sessions, in order to provide a wide range of body types.

Easels, drawing boards and clips are provided; paper (A1/A2), pencils, erasers, and charcoal can also be purchased at low prices.  Participants are also encouraged to bring their own materials, which promotes maximum enjoyment of the sessions and cultivates one’s personal artistic path.

Life Drawing takes place every……. at The Portico Gallery.

Each three-hour session costs £20.

Drop-in welcome, although advanced booking allows the preparation of the studio.

For bookings or more information, contact Chrissy at chrissys.email@talktalk.net

Alternatively, you can contact the Portico Gallery at info@porticogallery.org.uk or 0208 761 7612


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Open Day & Retro Village – Sun 6th Sept

Sunday 6th September as part of West Norwood FEAST, The Portico Gallery will be hosting Retro village – a number of eclectic and affordable stalls – in place of Rosebery’s this month.

And as usual we’ll be showcasing its wares on Sunday 6th Sept as part of West Norwood FEAST  – 10am to 4pm.

From our super-cool Mambista nights to our fun-filled Folk & ceilidh evenings; our gentle and popular Tea Dance, our multi-faceted FEAST Film nights and our new open-mic Cut-A-Rug evenings.

Clare Hirst (RGB) Mambista JuneJudex

We’ll also be promoting a host of classes available at the Gallery, such as singing, pottery, life-drawing, sewing, yoga, Zumba and Qi Gong.


Our pottery tutor hard at work!
Our pottery tutor hard at work!