Life drawing Living room

Tuesday 7 September 2021, 7pm to 9pm,
Tuesday 14 September 2021, 7pm to 9pm.

In-person and online via Zoom.
Payment by donation – suggested £5 for students or unwaged, £10 otherwise.

Join me in my living room in Brockley, London for an evening of life drawing and chat. Each week we’ll have a different model, or sometimes I’ll be your model and tell you a story or two. Perhaps you’ll want to be drawn too, share a memory, or quietly sit and make marks.

After a long break throughout the pandemic, having made only a small number of online events, I am very excited to be returning to some real life action with Spirited Bodies! A small number of artists will be able to join me in living room, whilst others around the world will be able to watch, listen and draw online via Zoom.

For those interested in attending in-person:

  • drawing materials and refreshments will be available, or bring your own
  • unfortunately my place is not wheelchair accessible, being upstairs in an old house
  • the session is open to all, from teenagers up
  • booking is required as places are limited places
  • if you feel unwell, please do not come
  • to book, email – this is essential
  • pay your donation via my PayPal account at
  • if you are unable to pay via PayPal, please let me know

For those interested in attending online:

After I’ve been your model for the first session, I will look forward to having different professional models in each week. We’re starting with 3 sessions but hope to add more. There will be an element of multi-model poses from time to time, with some people who draw, and who are in my living room with me, enjoying the chance to be drawn as well. The invitation to try life modelling is for those aged 18 or over, otherwise parental consent is suggested, or modelling clothed.

Conversations during the sessions will be wide ranging. They may include:

  • our relationships with our bodies and minds, and how that has changed over time
  • how our lives and priorities have altered in the last year
  • isolation and connection with the natural world
  • fears and ambitions for the future
  • memories and insights

Let me know if you have any questions. I hope to see you soon!

The drawing below, by Sarah Davis, is from a recent event for the Barber Institute online, where I posed with fellow model Peter in his studio.

16 thoughts on “Events

  1. Well done girls!!
    I might take Spirited Bodies abroad to Barcelona. The blog is looking beautiful!
    loads of women love


  2. Well done girls!!
    I might take Spirited Bodies abroad to Barcelona. The blog is looking beautiful!
    loads of women love


    ps: it will all come together Esther!

    1. Thank you Darling, please invite me when you’re thinking of Spanish Spirited Bodies; I would love to be there too!! Perhaps we could have a translated version of the site… probably wordpress do it automatically. Lots of love xxx

  3. i found your leaflet at the institute where i am modelling aswell, so i really like your website, its nice to see life models enjoy their work and try to share their thought.
    great idea and drawings… i mlike yhe description about life modelling which is true.
    looking good naked is a fact.

    all the best

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    1. Hi Chloe, we did come to Edinburgh and Glasgow a couple years ago, but it’s quite a lot of logistics to juggle so not on the cards right now. Would love to return however some time. Perhaps you can join us in London meanwhile?

    1. Hi Nicholas, it would have been lovely to see you again, however it looks like all places for men are already taken. I will let you know if that changes.
      All the best, Esther

      1. Hi Esther

        So good to hear from you too – been a long time ! Too long – really enjoyed my previous session with the group – so fantastically liberating the nudity and the free expression and friendliness & love amongst everyone there – participants and drawers /sketchers too

        Yes if any places come up that would be lovely – if not no worries – and please if poss book me on your next event

        Kind regards


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