Life Drawing with ELSC first launched in 2013 as a natural progression from the age-old practice of hiring professional harlots and hussies as models for art. Our class is fast paced and often involves high-octane aerial pole poses. We incorporate some more traditional life drawing with a couple 5, 10 and 15 minute poses. We also do an extremely popular part of the session where we get the model to get up-close and personal with 3 different artists for 5 minutes at a time. It is a nod to the “lap dance” and encourages a fun, mischievous mood throughout the class. All our models are strippers or ex-strippers. We welcome newcomers and veterans alike.
Due to Covid restrictions, we’ve repackaged our class on an online platform. Using a new platform offers new opportunities for making art so we have made some changes to our regular set up; we will be using the aesthetic of webcamming to build a new creative environment. While performing to the webcam, interacting with viewers and taking requests for poses, we will be referencing the visual language amongst cam-girls and online sex workers. Chair poses, clear plastic heels and stripper outfits will feature throughout.
Live classes are £15, online classes are £10
Tickets can be purchased via meetup
Our online classes run on zoom
Upstairs at the Crown and Shuttle Pub
226 Shoreditch High Street
Hackney, London E1 6PJ