Friday 1 November 2013

Drawing is good for you! Roy Eastland's life drawing course Sat Nov 9th

I've been going to Roy Eastland's life drawing class now for over a year. Previously, I had long admired Roy's own work and now I can say he's one of the best teachers I've had in my life. You know when you remember a good teacher? 

Roy Eastland drawing

I hadn't done any drawing since my GCSE way back in the mists of time. I've thoroughly enjoyed the time away from phones, laptops and beeps.

The course is also held at one of Margate's best kept secrets: The the historic building that houses the Kent Adult Education centre on Hawley Square which has a bespoke life drawing studio with great light.

On this site previously stood in the 18th Century Bettison's Library.

There is an all day course coming up on Saturday Nov 9th. It costs £45. There are also walk in and pay on the day classes on Weds mornings and Thursday evenings.

View more of Roy's work on his personal website. He was recently shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize.

My scribbled efforts are to be found on Flickr:

Sign up, you'll enjoy it! To enrol sign up via: or phone 0845 6065606

Oh and last chance to see Roy's work (and some other artists) at Hazelwood Studios this weekend:

"Hello Folks,
This is just to let you know that Hazelwood Studio is open this coming weekend (Nov.2nd and 3rd) as part of the East Kent Open Houses Trail. If you visited us last year you will be able to see new work from Ruth McDonald, Jill Pantony, Helen Brooker, Roy Eastland and Catherine Robinson, plus work by 5 new artists - EJ Laven, Lisa Hawkins, Viv Smith, Julia Moore and Quona Bullivant.  
There is a diverse range of work on show covering print making, painting, drawing, crochet and ceramics, with a range of prices and sizes too. 
The whole Margate/Cliftonville trail is available to download and you can view examples of the work on show at Hazelwood Studio on our website:, open house exhibition 2013. 
We hope to see you over the weekend, the house is open from 11am to 5pm and there's always a cup of tea on offer. 
Best wishes, 
Jill and Ruth
 PS If you haven't visited us before you can find us in Cliftonville, 33 Prices Avenue, CT9 2NT and why not drop in to Heidi Village to see her sculptures at no.18"

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