Deptford Life Drawing

  • Dec 1, 2021 - Jan 26, 2022
  • Jazzbourne

    443 New Cross Road, Deptford, London, SE14 6TA

Ticket Price £15.00 Book Now

Life Drawing at Jazzbourne!


Bringing together the magic of the life room and the ambience of a jazz club. With theatrical lighting and thoughtful setups, come and draw some of London’s finest models. The ticket price includes a free drink! 


This is an untutored session ideal for beginners through to experienced artists, all are welcome. Bring your own sketchbook (or basic drawing materials are available).  Run by artists with a passion for life drawing and creative expression.


Book online to secure your place, or walk-ins welcome if we're not full up (we are cashless, so card and contactless payments only please).


Everyone is invited to stay on after the session to meet other participants, share your work (if you feel like it), enjoy a drink and chat! It's a great way to meet people and a lovely, friendly atmosphere. 


Frequently Asked Questions

I have zero art experience, is this for me? 
Absolutely, all are welcome and there are always first-timers in the room! This is an ideal evening to introduce you to the pleasures of life drawing. Enjoy a drink and the jazzy soundtrack while you try your hand at drawing a life model in a relaxed & friendly atmosphere. We can provide you with basic drawing materials and we promise a supportive space to explore your creativity. 


I'm an experienced artist, is this for me?
Also yes! Our evening is run by professional artists and life models, who know exactly what is needed for the best life drawing experience. Expect experienced professional models, raised platforms, short and long poses, interesting lighting and a glamorous setting. We hire a diverse rotation of models, pay our models a fair wage and treat them with respect. 


Who runs this? 
This evening is organised by professional artist Nick Cuthell ( A brief bio:  "Nick Cuthell is a New Zealand artist living and working in the UK. He trained at the Charles Cecil studios in Florence and the Art Students League of New York. Nick has a well developed portrait practice and has painted many notable sitters including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Nick has taught artists of all levels in the UK and New Zealand, with a particular focus on portraiture, still life, the figure, and landscape painting, he hopes to share his great love for drawing and painting in all his work."



Photo by @benjaminstreetgallery

Date & Time

Dec 1, 2021 - Jan 26, 2022

Venue Details


443 New Cross Road, Deptford, London, SE14 6TA


Jazzbourne is an intimate subterranean arts club in southeast London for theatre, cabaret, live music, dance, film, art and more.  


We are an independent not-for-profit venue. Though we be but little, we try to make socially & environmentally responsible choices. We are aiming to be London’s most ethical and sustainable small venue.


Our bar menu showcases only big-hearted brands that are trying to make the world a better place. Gin made from surplus table grapes rescued before being sent to landfill. Rum that donates profits to marine conservation charities. English Vodka that plants a tree for every bottle sold. Organic, fairtrade wines and carbon-negative breweries.  Award winning beverages made by social enterprises, B-Corps and closed-loop, zero-waste farms. Come to Jazzbourne to experience our lovingly curated drinks list bursting with ethical alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.


A few good things to know:

  • Jazzbourne is a cashless venue. Card and contactless payments only please.
  • Jazzbourne is an 18+ venue and we operate the "Challenge 25" proof of age ID scheme. If you are lucky enough to look under 25, please be prepared to show valid photo ID to prove you are over 18 when buying alcohol.  Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 
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