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Masterclass Session with Artist Alex Alford

Masterclass Session with Artist Alex Alford
Masterclass Session with Artist Alex Alford

Time & Location

31 Aug 2021, 19:00 – 21:00 BST

Online Zoom Event

About the Event

How many times have you seen the work of an Artist you admire and just longed to know HOW they do what they do?

Welcome to the Masterclass Sessions - a fortnightly 'draw-along' event featuring some of the best, most interesting, wildest and most skilled Life Drawing Artists out there today.  The format is simple - we will be watching each artist at work, over zoom. You'll be able to see both the model and the artist's drawing board/tablet - you can just revel in it all, watch and soak all that wisdom in, or you can indulge and draw along at the same time.  I will be on hand to ask our artists any questions you have and quite a few of my own!  We'll be looking at materials, technique, inspiration and top tips to get us motivated!  Please note, this is NOT a structured drawing class, this is a golden opportunity to watch and learn techniques from an incredible professional artist - a rare treat to lean over their shoulder as they work and soak it all in as well as listen to all that hard-earned experience & knowledge.

This week we will be basking in the glow of Artist Alex Alford's hard-earned experience & knowledge - an artist we've long admired!

Alex's model for the evening: The glorious TBC

If you've got any questions you'd like to be asked during this session, you can either type them in the chat box on the day, or you can email us in advance and we'll make sure your question/s are asked: 

What to expect:

Once you've paid for this session, you will get an email from us with very clear and easy to follow instructions on how to join in - please don't forget to download the Zoom app  or update it before the session - it is VERY IMPORTANT that you have the LATEST VERSION of Zoom for this session - you’ll also need a computer or tablet with good internet connection.

I (Jo Harris) will be compering the session, asking our artist questions about their materials, practice, influence, background etc.  If you have any particular questions you would like me to ask, please feel free to email me beforehand ( or you can type them in the message box on the day.  You will be able to see both the model and the page/tablet our artist is drawing on, so if you wanted to draw along you are most welcome to - or you can just watch and listen.  During the session all microphones will be muted apart from mine and the artist's apart from in the breaks.

What will you need?

If you fancy drawing along with Alex, he has suggested the following drawing materials to have on hand:


A nice glass of wine/beer (optional)

Duration: 2 hours

LA: 11am - 1pm

Chicago: 1pm - 3pm

NY: 2pm - 4pm

Denmark: 8pm - 10pm

Paris: 8pm - 10pm

Berlin: 8pm - 10pm

Salzburg: 8pm - 10pm

Amsterdam: 8pm - 10pm

Bangalore: 11.30pm - 1.30am

Perth: 2am - 4am

Tokyo: 3am - 5am

Melbourne: 5am - 7am

Sydney: 5am - 7am

Designed for adults - suitable for 16-18 at the parent's discretion, this is not suitable for anyone younger than 16 years old.

Please Note: Screen-grabbing, photographing or recording of this session (in any way) is STRICTLY PROHIBITED 🚫 Please respect the trust of the model and artist.

You will need to show your face at the beginning of the session - this is to make sure that you don’t have camera equipment set up, that you are not underage and that you are genuinely an artist. Just to reiterate - Please make sure your video is on at the beginning - anyone who doesn’t will have to be removed from the session and that would be just horrible.



Due to an extremely small admin team of 1, the time it takes up and the financial difficulty it causes the HSA, we are unable to offer refunds or replacements for orders made in error or a changed mind. Please make sure you check the date BEFORE placing the order.

We are unable to offer refunds or replacements for forgotten/missed sessions which are the responsibility of the purchaser.

In the extremely rare case where a refund is issued there will be a service charge taken for our time and the payment/booking charges we have incurred.

If it's our fault:

If you're unable to attend the session through a mishap/error on our part, we will make sure you are provided with a voucher to attend any forthcoming sessions of the same type - alternatively we will issue a refund.

The income from the events is used to pay for our brilliant tutors, models & photographers, the rent on our studio and of course to pay the salaries of the hard working folk behind the scenes who put all our workshops and events on.


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