Kingston Life Drawing since 2011

Robin is a professional artist and holds teaching certificates


Life drawing is one of the best ways to keep the brain sharp, expand your perceptions, enhance observational skills and experience a terrific sense of achievement. 

Life Drawing Workshops £18

Tuesday and Thursday 10.30am to 1.00pm

Full Day Life Drawing £42

10.30am to 4.30pm

(see dates below)

The studio workshop is based on the traditional French Atelier system, giving artists open access to a studio with a life model.  Robin is a professional artist, holds teaching certificates and uses only professional life models.


Suits all abilities, structured class with help and advice always on hand.

I create a relaxed atmosphere with positive and constructive feedback to liberate artistic growth, allowing unique styles to flourish in a stimulating atmosphere.


Short and long poses with male/female models, 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)

Price includes - paper, boards, easels, materials, refreshments

Age 16+ only

Please contact me to reserve a place

before booking online as attendance is limited

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NOTE: online purchase includes PayPal fee or I accept cash on the day

Autumn 2021 at Cass Art Kingston

103 Clarence Street, Kingston KT1 1NW


Diary Dates for Life Drawing at Cass Art

COVID precautions limit places and face coverings are be appreciated unless excempt - protect yourselves, protect others


Tuesday 30 November

Thursday 02 December (DAY)

Tuesday 07 December

Thursday 09 December

Tuesday 14 December

Thursday 16 December

Tuesday 21 December


Tuesday 4 January

Tuesday 11 January

Tuesday 18 January

Tuesday 25 January


10.30am - 1.00pm

10.30am - 4.30pm

10.30am - 1.00pm

10.30am - 1.00pm

10.30am - 1.00pm

10.30am - 1.00pm

10.30am - 1.00pm



Thursday 6 January

Thursday 13 January

Thursday 20 January

Thursday 27 January

Full Day Sessions

10.30am to 4.30pm

Life model with two LONG poses


Thursday 2 December


Thursday 3rd February

Thursday 3rd March

Thursday 31st March

Thursday 5th May

Thursday 9th June

Thursday 7th July

Thursday 1st September

Thursday 6th October

Thursday 3rd November

Thursday 1st December

Full Day Sessions

10.30am to 4.30pm

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Corporate and

Party Workshops



Corporate team building workshops and art parties, click more to see details and reviews


Exciting new graphic novel workshop, a great day for any age

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Zoom Workshops

March 2020 to June 2021

Art from the Zoom sessions on Instagram



Zoom Reviews  

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 myself 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 and I look forward to the next session  -  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

Workshop Reviews 

Tortilla Restaurants

Tortilla Restaurants

Team building day workshop

The restaurant team from Tortilla, Kingston came along for a great drawing session in the Art Space at Cass Art


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Oliver Bonas Design

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, Sass Squad phone case


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Haygarth Design

Haygarth Design, Wimbledon

Team building evening

'From basic form to finer detail, we spent two hours finding our feet and – believe it or not – forgetting about the totally naked girl in front of us. We tried 10-second sketches, overlaying drafts and swapping half way through until one-by-one, like a Hollywood plot resolution, it happened. Imagine a pat on the back from Da Vinci himself – that’s what it felt like to fill with that warm glow of pride. Or it might have been the wine but whatever, we’re artists now.'


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CMS Cameron McKenna LLP

Client entertainmant

'Scary, but the best time ever, would recommend this to anyone'


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Axiom Photography

Monthly challenge

Our 'Women With Attitude' group had a brilliant life drawing session with Robin. Several of us had never attempted any kind of drawing before, but everyone enjoyed the evening and went home with something they were proud of.


Elaine McLaren, Axiom Photography

Melissa Marsh

Private arty party

'Best day, best fun, all the girls loved it!


Philippa M

Thank you for your workshops, I really enjoyed them. Unfortunately I have moved away so I now cannot attend.

I hope you continue your wonderful work, your workshops were a lovely calm space that I truly appreciated.

Thanks again, Phillippa

Gallery63A, Kingston

Private art party

'Wicked! Best day, best fun and KitKats!'


(see exhibition)

Sarah Ryan

Founder & CEO New Blood Art


Internationally exhibited, from Paris to Bankside, the work of Robin Rutherford revolves around the idea of motion, his works on canvas at once both a captured sensation, as well as in constant flux. By isolating and spotlighting the kinetic in his subject matter, a sense of progression occurs in his compositions, further informing the viewer of the spatial potential of the canvas.


With subject matter ranging from cloudscapes to otherscapes, colour palettes switch from contrasting triads to overlapping hues, a deep sense of movement puncturing the canvas as figures and forms skitter and sway.


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Press and TV

ITV News

Care home residents draw life model
31 October 2019


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Surrey comet

Surrey Comet

Sherwood Grange care home stages life drawing class for residents

2nd November 2019


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Care home welcomes naked male model after residents request a nude drawing class

4th November 2019

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Care Home Professional Magazine

Care home goes the ‘full monty’ with nude life drawing class

7th November 2019


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Yahoo Style

Old people's home invites nude model for life drawing class

4 November 2019

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Care Home Launches Life Drawing Classes and it's Amazing

18th February 2021


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Tomorrow's Care Magazine

Staff at Care UK care home in London recently held a life drawing class

4 November 2019

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The Carer

Care UK Home Hosts Professional Life Drawing Class for Residents

7th November 2019


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Sherwood Grange Facebook page

Care UK Home Hosts Professional Life Drawing Class for Residents

30th October 2019


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