Drawing at the Others: drawing multiple figures


The aim of the class was to create a composite drawing of multiple figures of a single model, posing in different positions within the space. The poses were 15 to 20 minutes long but after a warm up at the beginning of the class, drawing the main shapes of the figure in 4 minuets and then gradually down to 30 seconds this becomes easily achievable for everyone.

When working in this way students have to think about the scale and placing of the figures on the page to ensure the final composition fits on the page and works well as a final design.


Paula Rego Pastel on paperPaula Rego, Celestina’s House, Pastel on paper, 200 x 240 cm, 2000

Further information on drawing at The Others in Stoke Newington, Hackney: http://rootdrawing.com/drawing-at-the-others/

Drawing in the Rio Cinema Auditorium

Over the Christmas break we arranged with the cinema to allow us to use the auditorium privately and outside of public screening time. We were able to draw the 19030s interior, with a Buster Keaton Film on the screen creating a brilliant atmosphere.

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Drawing Event in Rio Cinema Auditorium

We are holding a one off special event in the auditorium of the Rio Cinema. We have arranged with the cinema to allow us to use the auditorium privately and outside of public screening times, so we can capture the space itself, projections on screen and use the stage all for our drawing needs!We will ply you with mince pies and chai tea as an encouragement to get up and join us on a chilly Sunday morning. We will also have all the details of our new venue and new course starting in January.

Special Root Drawing Christmas Class Rio Cinema Auditorium.
Sunday 14th December 11am – 12.30pm

£8 for all

We look forward to seeing you there!

107 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB (map)

Bring along some paper and drawing materials of your choice. (drawing boards and charcoal will be provided)