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April 2019
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WILLIAM BLAKE: DIVINE INSPIRATION – Drawing Theatre

April 13, 2019-1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join London Drawing in the subterranean vaults of the Crypt Gallery for a very special edition of The Drawing Theatre as they collaborate artist John Close for an afternoon of divine drawing inspiration! Expect fantastical imagery, the mystical, the supernatural and the ethereal, as they re-create heavenly and transcendental imagery of visionary William Blake for you to draw. This promises to be a truly immersive afternoon of unforgettable creative life drawing. Take a look at previous Drawing Theatre events here William…

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June 2019
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The Renaissance Nude: Leonardo, Titian, Bronzoni

June 8, 2019-1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Pancras Church,
Euston Road
London, NW1 2BA United Kingdom
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Join London Drawing for a fabulous afternoon of theatrical life drawing as they collaborate with artist John Close to explore the classical and the modern, the idealised and the aging, the transformative and exquisite beauty of the Renaissance body. Draw from performers and theatrical sets inspired by the block buster exhibition at the Royal Academy- The Renaissance Nude, all set against the spectacular interiors of St Pancras church in Euston. London Drawing will be creating sets based on Bronzino’s Venus Cupid…

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The Body Exquisite – Shibari Life Drawing Salons

June 10, 2019-7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Let London Drawing  take you by the hand into the fabulously atmospheric chambers of The Crypt Gallery for a candle lit life drawing session of sensuality and physicality with the brilliant Anatomie Studio  In Japanese, “Shibari” simply means “to tie”. The contemporary meaning of Shibari describes an ancient Japanese artistic form of rope bondage. Shibari style rigging creates geometric patterns and shapes with rope that contrast beautifully with the human body’s natural shapes. The aesthetic arrangement of ropes and knots on the…

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July 2019
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RUBENS- A DRAWING THEATRE EPIC

July 20, 2019-1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday 20 July 1-5pm £35 All materials included More info and booking Prepare for an unforgettable afternoon of lush sensuality and visual drama as London Drawing and artist and art history fan John Close explore the Baroque drama in the art of the fabulous Rubens for you to draw. Be inspired by dramatic set ups and expressive models based on Ruben’s epic paintings in one of the most atmospheric spaces in London- and prepare to leave your average life drawing…

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September 2019
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The Body Exquisite – Shibari Life Drawing Salon

September 3, 2019-7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Let London Drawing take you by the hand into the fabulously atmospheric chambers of The Crypt Gallery for a candle lit life drawing session of sensuality and physicality with the brilliant Anatomie Studio In Japanese, “Shibari” simply means “to tie”. The contemporary meaning of Shibari describes an ancient Japanese artistic form of rope tying on the body. Shibari style rigging creates geometric patterns and shapes with rope that contrast beautifully with the natural shapes of the body. The aesthetic arrangement of…

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October 2019
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The Body Exquisite – Shibari Life Drawing Salons

October 9, 2019-7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join London Drawing for a gorgeous candle lit Shibari Life Drawing Salon with the incredible Anatomie Studio Let us take you by the hand into the fabulously atmospheric chambers of The Crypt for a candle lit life drawing session of sensuality and physicality- In Japanese, “Shibari” simply means “to tie”. The contemporary meaning of Shibari describes an ancient Japanese artistic form of rope tying on the body. Shibari style rigging creates geometric patterns and shapes with rope that contrast beautifully with the natural…

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The Drawing Theatre: William Blake – Divine Inspiration

October 19, 2019-1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Drawing Theatre is an immersive life drawing experience- Expect fantastical scenes as London Drawing re-create the heavenly and transcendental imagery of visionary William Blake for you to draw – all set against the fantastic interiors of St Pancras Church, Euston. This promises to be a truly immersive afternoon of unforgettable creative life drawing! London Drawing will be collaborating with artist John Close to create immersive theatrical sets with performers, sound and lighting- all designed to inspire you to be…

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December 2019
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William Blake – Divine Inspiration III: Drawing Theatre

December 7, 2019-1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join London Drawing for an incredible afternoon of immersive performance life drawing inspired by wonderful Blake themes and imagery. This is the third in our series of fantastic William Blake Drawing Theatre events, this time in the atmospheric chambers of the wonderful Crypt Gallery. Expect magical scenes as London Drawing re-create heavenly and transcendental imagery of visionary William Blake for you to draw – all set against an evocative and emotional sound track by @tom_h_visualsound. This promises to be a…

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February 2020
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Velazquez – Master of Baroque

February 15-1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join London Drawing for an epic journey into the Spanish Court and an incredible afternoon of immersive performance life drawing inspired by the Master of Baroque himself- the stupendous Velazquez! Explore colour, characters and costume as we create sumptuous sets for you to draw all set against the gorgeous interiors of St Pancras New Church and a dramatic sound track by @tom_h_visualsound. This promises to be a truly immersive afternoon of unforgettable creative life drawing! London Drawing will be collaborating with…

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March 2020
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Liminal Spaces – Drawing Theatre with designer Robert George Sanders

March 21-1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED Following the Government announcements regarding coronavirus social distancing (16 March) we have closed the Crypt Gallery until further notice. We will post updates with regard to future events and opening times as the situation develops. For inquiries please email info@cryptgallery.org The weird, the fantastical, the beautiful, the strange…..  Join London Drawing for an afternoon of drawing and performance: sketched characters, modern pantomime and fantasy worlds with rooms as drawings, human collages and painted characters as…

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