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Life Drawing with ELSC @ The Crown & Shuttle - MON SEPT 11th
Life Drawing with ELSC @ The Crown & Shuttle - MON SEPT 11th

Mon, 11 Sept


The Crown & Shuttle Pub

Life Drawing with ELSC @ The Crown & Shuttle - MON SEPT 11th

The ORIGINAL Stripper Life Drawing - featuring strippers as models and pole trick poses!

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Time & Location

11 Sept 2023, 19:00 – 21:30

The Crown & Shuttle Pub, 226 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6PJ, UK


About the event


If drawing in unusual scenarios is your thing - it doesn't get much more unusual than this... Join us for another extraordinary and genuinely inspiring life drawing class in an old strip pub. The talented dancers of the ELSC are expanding their repertoire; no longer content to save their attributes for Saturday night punters, they are now performing incredible pole routines (with the added twist of holding still) for our more artistic patrons to capture them in motion.

We are giving artists a unique opportunity to draw strippers performing and pole-dancing, in a venue once lauded for it's striptease shows. The classes are entirely self-organised and hosted by a group called East London Strippers Collective (ELSC), a group of strippers challenging stereotypes and societal attitudes towards strip clubs, by inviting a new audience of onlookers inside. Our doors are open to professional artists, designers, sketchers, illustrators, animators, doodlers, students and first-timers alike.

We have worked out a section of the class called "strip-freeze" - a striptease routine interspersed with one minute poses. As the model performs a strip show on stage, our class-leader calls out "Freeze!" giving the class one minute to capture the pose before the model continues moving. This section is a warm-up exercise for the class, and an intense drawing experience. Once the model is naked, the length of the poses follow a more traditional pattern, with five, ten and fifteen minutes at a time.

The Crown & Shuttle is proud of it's own history as a traditional East London boozer. Back in the day, as a Truman Brewery public house, it was common for strippers and showgirls to perform alongside other entertainers, comedians, and bands, all booked to entertain the rowdy punters. Crown & Shuttle's upstairs venue, Filthy Fanny's, is a nod to the seamier side of Shoreditch, back when pub landladies were tough old matriarchs, and before licensing laws clamped down on striptease entertainment. ELSC is proud to be collaborating with the Crown & Shuttle on this updated version of the art of stripping.

The class will be led but not tutored. £16.50 per person. All levels of ability welcome, same for gender. All materials are available for a £2.50 donation (free materials for students who bring photo ID).


  • Artist Entry

    This ticket secures your spot at our coveted class. A front row seat view, worship and immortalise London's finest dancers. Materials (paper, pencils, pastels, charcoal, etc.) can be bought as an add on to the ticket, or on the door.

    From £16.50 to £19.00
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