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 and DesignMyNight
Our online classes run on zoom
We have weekly Monday takeovers in East London (Shoreditch) and South London (Kennington).
Upstairs at the Crown and Shuttle Pub
226 Shoreditch High Street
Hackney, London E1 6PJ
140 Newington Butts
London, SE11 4RN