Digital Streaming Studio - Evening | Life Drawing in Colour

An online drop-in figure drawing session, broadcast from our studios, that explores chromatic drawing, saturation and transparency.

Experience a drawing class like no other.

These evening drawing sessions, broadcast live from the Royal Drawing School studios, are an opportunity for students to experience the dynamic and dramatic possibilities of the life room from home. Join students online from across the globe to draw from the model, theatrical sets, dancers, musicians and more, with something new each week. Using a range of drawing practices, our expert tutors will guide you through a series of exercises over the course of each session.

In this two-hour life drawing session, tutor Mark Cazalet will focus on an important but frequently missed aspect of colour; the significance of our application of colour as a saturated or transparent surface, and the rich potential of mixing these two opposing visual effects.

We will work in collaboration with a dynamic model, varied coloured settings and differing camera angles to stimulate our visual responses.

Suggested materials

  • Paper in various sizes – we suggest A3 – A1
  • Bulldog clip
  • A Drawing Board or large book to lean on
  • Chalk or oil pastels - as full a range of colour as you can get/have
  • Clear tissue paper
  • PVA glue
  • an old bank or loyalty card as glue spreader.
  • If you have coloured inks there may be time to use these too as a subsidiary alternative

Please, note: The Royal Drawing School online models will not pose nude. Models in this series will be semi clothed.


  • You can book these sessions individually, or you can book the event series giving you access to all 6 sessions with 10% off. Book the whole series here.
  • All students will need a device that supports the latest version of Zoom
  • Chat support available during the session

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