London Drawing is a collaboration between professional artists, tutors and performers, led by Anne Noble-Partridge. We offer Life Drawing and Painting classes, Bespoke Classes and Corporate Workshops in life drawing, creative drawing and creative problem solving. All our workshops are hands on creative sessions, designed to be challenging, fun and informative. We work with major arts institutions, galleries and a range of central London venues to produce unique and inspiring workshops. Our sessions can be tailored to suit different levels of ability and are suitable for galleries, schools, colleges, private groups and companies.
Combining over 20 years of teaching experience and current professional practice, we aim to deliver forward thinking and inspiring classes. All our classes and workshops are bespoke, using a combination of performers, sound, lighting, props, visual effects, drawing techniques and exciting materials to create an unforgettable visual drawing experience.
London Drawing aims to re-invent life drawing and drawing in an environment suitable for all levels of ability, designed to encourage confidence and inspire.
Anne founded London Drawing with artist David Price in 2006 while running weekly workshops and events at Tate Modern, which continued until 2012. Anne studied Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire and has exhibited in the UK, Europe and the US. She has run award winning workshops and events in major arts institutions across London and teaches life drawing for UAL at Central St Martins, London College of Communication and Imperial College. Anne is also Director of The Crypt Gallery at St Pancras Church Euston.
Born in London in 1991, I attended Sussex Coast College Art Foundation, subsequently the BA Fine Art at Birmingham City University. My degree show, 18 figures across a 26ft painting, was awarded the Pip Seymour painting prize. During the degree I received an Erasmus grant to study in Romania, where I undertook rigorous tutelage in life drawing and painting. In 2014 I began the scholarship ‘Drawing Year’ at the Royal Drawing School. Whilst there I focused on anatomical and observational drawing, which gave me the confidence to draw with greater freedom and imagination. I am a freelance art and life drawing tutor in London and online.
Drawing is at the heart of Susannah’s practice as an artist and as an educator. After completing a Fine Art Degree at Chelsea College of Art and several years working in TV and the theatre, Susannah trained as an Art & Design teacher at the Institute of Education, UCL. She has taught in schools, colleges and universities for over 10 years. Including as an Art & Design and Costume teacher with GCSE, A Level, AQA and UAL exam boards. She has taught with London Drawing since 2011 at a variety of high profile institutions including; Central Saint Martins, The National Gallery, Battersea Arts Centre and The Royal College of Physicians. Susannah teaches online and in person. She loves to run rigorous 6 week drawing courses.
As a painter and educator, Cat Tams is passionate about the process and material practice of drawing and painting as a vehicle for exploration and learning. She graduates this summer from The Glasgow School of Art in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking, and her recent work explores a particular fascination with light and colour – generating an interplay between form and flatness, volume and surface. As a secondary geography teacher in her twenties, Tams transitioned into the arts through part-time and year-long drawing and painting courses at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh, where she graduated with painting awards. Cat lives and works in Glasgow and has been teaching online sessions with London Drawing since 2021.
Andrea studied Drawing at Camberwell College and textiles at Morley College, where she also did her teacher training. She has a passion for the macabre and much of her recent practice has focused on drawing animal skulls and skeletons. She has a particular interest in comparative anatomy.
Observational drawing is at the core of her practice and she uses it as a means of recording the world around her, be it the clutter of the studio, a music gig or a specimen in a museum.
Kim Scouller is an award winning Scottish artist specialising in figurative painting. Born in Glasgow 1980, Kim lives and works in London.
Exhibitions include The BP Portrait Award, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition, The Discerning Eye, Lynn Painter-Stainers and The Scottish Portrait Awards.
Kim is a regular contributor to Artist’s and Illustrators Magazine 2015 – present.
Born in Southern Italy, I graduated in Painting and Drawing at Florence Fine Arts Academy. In 2008 I earned my MA, specialising in printmaking at Bisonte international School of Graphic Arts. In 2009 I had my first solo exhibition at the Natural History Museum “la Specola” in Florence. Around 2012 I moved to London where I teach etching techniques at Thames-Side Print Studio and coordinates exchange projects with Italy. I exhibit regularly in solos and collective shows all over Europe, including the “Accademia del Disegno” in Firenze, the Print Biennal in Bilbao, Italian Culture Institute in Wien, 4Bid Gallery in Amsterdam, and many other galleries in London. In 2015 and 2016 I was engaged in several artist residencies. My artworks is acquired by many public and private collections such as the V&A Museum and the “National print Collection”, in Milan. I am a member of Thames- Side Print Studio, of Second Floor Studios and Arts, East London Printmakers, Printmakers Council.
Nikki Gardham was born in Essex, and is now living and working in East London. Nikki studied at Cambridge School of Art before attending The Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School in 2013.
The subject matter of her work implies a human relationship to spaces and draws upon contemporary observations, imagination and folklore.
Nikki divides her time between working in her studio in Wapping, and running art engagement workshops in collaboration with some of London most inspiring collections & institutions, including Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Royal Drawing School, Wallace Collection and the V&A.
Rachel lives and works in London, UK Born in Cambridgeshire, Mercer studied at Cardiff School of Art and Design graduating in 2012 before being awarded the postgraduate programme at The Royal Drawing School. Since 2014 she has been a painter working in London. She has exhibited in the UK and China. Stand-out exhibitions include: Christie’s London, 2013, Mercer Chance Gallery and Mandell’s Gallery in 2018, San Mei Gallery in 2019, Fitzrovia Gallery 2022 and Aleph Contemporary in 2023. Shortlisted for the Ruth Borchard Prize (2021) and Waverton Art prize (2022) and prize winner of the Hampstead Art Society prize (2022), she has had work purchased for the Royal Collection by HM The Prince of Wales. Mercer’s paintings juxtapose everyday scenes and classical themes creating haunting images where the subject fades into the sensuality of the medium. The figures in her work move and dissolve across the canvas, simultaneously creating a sense of disappearance and presence.
Frank Gambino is an artist and drawing tutor based in Kings Cross, London. Working directly from life, Frank’s bold, distinctive portraits and figure studies achieve a likeness whilst still retaining their expressive edge. Frank currently works on informal commissions, and runs popular drawing classes across London
Dexter Orszagh graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2014 with a BA in Graphic Design. He studied at the Royal Drawing School in 2021 and joined the faculty in 2022. His artistic practice focuses heavily on observed figurative drawing, inspired by history, literature, psychology and symbology. Dexter’s work emerges at the intersection between antiquity, contemporized mythologies and the power structures which define modern society.
Dolph van Eden
Dolph van Eden studied Social Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and Fine Art at UAL Chelsea College of Arts. He has worked in the fields of theatre design, story board design for television commercials and art education. Currently a practicing illustrator, he works on a freelance basis for such organisations as the British Film Institute and Museums Association. Dolph has exhibited fine art drawings in the UK and US.