CassArt Lessons suspended until further notice

Live online Life Drawing Workshops

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Online live life workshops

Tuesday 10.30am and 7.30pm

Friday 10.30am and 7.30pm


If you missed the trials, if you miss drawing a great model, and you miss chatting with a group - email me  (here)

If you are anywhere in the world and you want to draw and chat - join us

robin rutherford

Drop-in rate is £12 or

£6 for the unexpectedly unwaged

My models, many of whom work in theatre and the creative arts, suddenly find themselves unwaged and confined to the house, this initiative ensures a source of income and also a valuable social contact for our group in these troubled days

If you can download an app to your computer, ipad, tablet or smart phone -

then you are ready to go! Any problems please ask.

robin rutherford

Full Instructions


Life drawing workshop lasting around 2 hours - see below for details on how to sign up

Tuesday from 10.30am and 7.30pm
Friday from 10.30am and 7.30pm

Drop-in rate is £12 or £6 for the unexpectedly unwaged - you may pay by Bank Transfer or PayPal if you prefer I will supply my details - pay at each session or buy a block and turn up when it suits


I am presenting these sessions using the ZOOM app, which is very simple to use, Zoom is widely used for business conference meetings.

Click on the link to install

or search Zoom Client For Meetings from the AppStore.


When Zoom is installed on your device email me and I will send the Invite Code Link

Robin Rutherford Life Drawing Group Pledge
I do solemnly swear I will not share any of the online images contained in the presentation to third parties, or to post them on Social Media.   

By joining this group you accept these terms.  All participants should be over 16 years of age, as the sessions contains some nudity. I always use a top professional artist’s model


That was a great session this morning I really enjoyed it. Very well put together and easy to join in. The model was brilliant  -  TS
Thank you very much for setting up this morning's drawing session. I enjoyed it hugely and forgot all about C for a whole hour or so. I'm looking forward to signing up for future sessions... in anticipation, i've already bought kitkats!  -  CP
Thanks so much for another super session. I look forward to more   -  JS
Thank you very much for the session today - I think this format will be really good for me - I’m hoping that at least without the self-consciousness of having my drawing observed I may be able to relax more
Thanks again, brilliant idea.  -  JL
I thought the session on Friday was good and thank you for organising.  Looks like video conferencing is going to be the way forward for the next few weeks/months.  I also liked the way we could see and hear fellow participants though I did miss the kitkats.  -  JG
Thanks for setting up last night. I was surprised how easy it was to connect . Zoom seemed to work well as I haven’t used it before - Drawing from the screen was clear, and quite a different technique for observation. The poses were really good . It takes a bit of getting used to but it was fun.  -  CM
Really enjoyed the life drawing Robin - thank you for organising it. I think it worked very well. I’ll look forward to Monday  -  CY
Robin thanks for today. Really enjoyed. Can we put our drawings on social media?  -  TG
Just to say thank you once again, this was such a fun and engaging experience - it's like all the stress and anxiety melts away as you focus on nothing but drawing.
Thanks also for your tips, for a beginner like me they are really helpful.
Please please do more of these virtual sessions, and do remember us folks who work office hours, as an evening session like this is just brilliant - especially if you are stuck indoors.  -  SC

Life drawing workshop


Daytime Tuesday 10.30am - 1pm -

Cass Art

Drop-in workshop pay on the day

£15 per session or 33% Student discount


Evening Thursday 6.30pm - 8.30pm -

Cass Art

Drop-in workshop pay on the day

£12 per session or 33% Student discount


Full day 10.30am - 4.30pm

Once a month - see below

£35 per session or 33% Student discount


The Art Space, Cass Art

103 Clarence St., Kingston KT1 1NW

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Pay on the day

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Robin Rutherford LIfe-drawing Kingston and London








Monthly Full Day Life Drawing

Cass Art, Kingston

£35 session

First Thursday in the month

10.30am to 4.30pm


All day life drawing session.  Easels, drawing boards, paper and materials as well as tea, coffee and KitKats supplied free of charge.


You are welcome to bring your own chosen media (both wet or dry)


The full day workshop gives you the chance to work from a long pose with wet or dry media.


Discount for full time students



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Day Workshops 2020





7th May


4th June


2nd July


6th August


3rd September


1st October


5th November


3rd December

A fun, friendly workshop, suitable for every level.


I aim to create a relaxed environment, with positive feedback, to liberate artistic growth, allowing unique styles to flourish in a stimulating atmosphere

Short and long poses with male/female models, cool music, easels, drawing boards, paper, materials, KitKats, coffee, tea and sympathy all at no extra cost

You are welcome to bring your own chosen media (both wet or dry)


The studio workshop is based on the traditional French Atelier system, giving artists open access to a studio in which they are able to work from a life model


Online gift booking available  click here


Workshops for corporate business, care homes and small groups


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Find us here:


Cass Art, 103 Clarence Street,

Kingston KT1 1NW


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NOTE: Over 16s only

No step free access

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Graphic Novel


Cass Art, Kingston

Date TBA please enquire

Learn the basics, explore narrative and storytelling through a graphic format, working from both observation and imagination, with contemporary examples used as a starting point to explore the huge potential of the graphic medium. 


No artistic skill necessary, all materials supplied, suitable for all ages 15 plus - all you need is a photo (printed or on phone) or an item or idea on which to base your story.


Suits age 15 plus - all materials supplied

 Note: no step free access


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Life drawing



Suitable for all levels - a relaxed, fun experience ideal for boosting creative thought processing, team creativity and development.


Workshops, corporate events, entertainments and parties - a fast, fun, energetic atmosphere remains relaxed with creative exercises putting everyone at ease.

Corporate life drawing event London


Birthday parties, group reunions, private art sessions, in-house corporate team building


Life drawing is one of the best ways to keep the brain sharp.

Expand your perceptions, widen your perspective, enhance observational skills and experience a terrific sense of achievement. 


Robin is a professional artist and holds adult education teaching certificates.




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Oliver Bonas

Design Team day workshop


The high street store sent along their best designers for an all day workshop to work up designs for a new range of accessories.


Take a look at the first tech accessory


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Oliver Bonas

Pre-Uni Portfolio Development of Figurative Art

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Kingston Life Drawing

The BBC programme How to Stay Young listed life drawing as one of the best ways of keeping a youthful brain.

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Art and Design, Music and Drama specialists at our UK exam board OCR have selected the five main reasons to study creative subjects:

The arts make self starters and develop emotional intelligence
All require the student to set their own agenda from within themselves, rather than follow set topics as in other subjects. They have to make independent decisions all the way, and be self-critical. They also need to be brave in exposing their creations, and accept criticism. Working in teams makes students into good communicators.   

The arts are stretching
Music, art and drama require long hours of hard work and dedication. Students have to pay great attention to detail, to perfect and redo. Putting on a play, exhibition or concert takes strong organisational skills.

Arts students are highly sought-after by employers
Many employers now actively seek those who have studied the arts. Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, was fond of saying his success was due to his hiring artists and musicians fascinated by technology rather than computer geeks. Top talent management agency, The Curve Group specialising in financial and business services, concurs: “Employees with an arts degree have developed more quickly in their roles from the start. They have discipline, confidence and can accept criticism.”

Arts ‘reach the parts other subjects can’t reach’
The arts develop the broader dimensions of the human being – mind, body and soul. The arts can express the inexpressible and make sense of things that otherwise do not seem to.

Arts ‘reaches the students other subjects can’t reach’
Teachers find arts subjects particularly beneficial for two groups: those who struggle with traditional subjects and those who are high achieving. Less academic students can become defeatist if they feel they can’t achieve: drama, music or art can help them to blossom.

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