Monday 2 June 2014

BDS Student Show

Thank you to everyone who took part in the show last week. We had a good selection of work to show and it created a lot of interest and some great comments. Here are just a few images, I am afraid I was so worried about Ros not falling off the ladder I didn't get photos of it all, but both walls were very impressive.

Just some of the wonderful comments we got about the show:

“I love your studio and want to move in!”
“Good work everybody!”
“I really enjoyed the sheer variety of subjects and the skills of the artists – fantastic”
“Really stimulating to see the range of classes and styles- some great work going on, obviously! Lovely work from all.”

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Informal Show of students work is now up!

Thursday 29 May- Sunday 1 June
Thurs - Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am -2.30pm

The Informal Show of work is now on the walls and it looks great, students should be proud of their work, it looks very impressive. I would like to say a huge thank you not only to all the students who have summited work but also to Ros Ford and Sara Easby for helping to put it all up.
There is a diverse and energetic range of work which makes for a fantastic show. Thank you again for all your help, do try and get in to see it and tell your friends, as it is the perfect opportunity to find out what goes on in the different classes. The show is Free with RWA exhibition entry, students who are exhibiting work will be allowed free entry but please sign at the front desk who have a list of artists.

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Portal Easels For Sale

We have 10 portable easels for sale in the drawing studio £15 each. Each fold up and have their own black carrying bag and suitable for taking out and about. (They are not suitable for heavyweight studio work.)
If you are interested please contact to arrange a viewing.

Tuesday 6 May 2014

BV Show at Sidcot Galleries

Tutor Ruth Wallace would like you to know that she has had her work selected for the BV Show at Sidcot Galleries which starts next Saturday and runs until 7th June.

Seven of her drawings have been hung. They are large pieces (126 x 95 cms) and most galleries don't have room to show many in a group show, so this is the first time Ruth has had such a large group from this series exhibited together.

The show will be open Thursdays and Fridays 11am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm until 7th June and the address is Sidcot Galleries, Sidcot Arts Centre, Oakridge Lane, Sidcot, Winscombe, North Somerset BS25 1PD.

Anyone is welcome to come to the launch event on Saturday afternoon.

Friday 25 April 2014

Second Hand Easels for Sale

We have a few second hand easels for sale, they are functional but in need of some attention and repair they are £35 each o.n.o. If you are interested please contact

Thursday 17 April 2014

Bristol Drawing School Live Drawing at the Bristol Hippodrome

Following the success of the Russian State Ballet workshop we are running two more events with Sara Easby

Robin Cousins' ICE
live drawing event at Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

Thursday 1st May
Price £15.00 / 10.30am*

We will start at 10.30am for talk in the lounge by tutor Sara Easby
Then we will move to the auditorium to draw from 11-1 pm. There will be a short time back in the lounge to discuss your work with Sara then we will need to exit before the matinee (by 1.15pm)

Matthew Bourne
Swan Lake live drawing event at Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

Friday 23rd May
Price £15.00 /  3.30pm*

We will start at 3.30pm for talk in the lounge by tutor Sara Easby
Then we will move to the auditorium to draw from 4-5.30pm. There will be a short time back in the lounge to discuss your work with Sara then we will need to exit before the evening performance (by 6.15pm)

Please note that we have the privilege of drawing artists during rehearsal, so please work as quietly as possible in the auditorium. For this reason Sara is unable to teach whilst you are drawing.

*The times maybe subject to change dependent on any rehearsals and if this is the case we will email you if you are booked on.

If you would like to book a place either of these workshops then please email:

Please may I ask that you book if you know you can definitely come and if for any reason you have to drop out please let me know as soon as possible so I can give your place to someone else, thank you. you will pay on the door to
Sara Easby who will collect all BDS students money as she will have a register of names.
Please pay in cash or Cheque made payable to ‘ATG London Ltd’

After the events you are invited email me one of your pictures to be used for publicity of future events.