Jameel – Student at ADA

My time at the figure drawing class is always delightful, the host Charlie is very friendly and makes everyone feel welcome whether it’s your first time in the class or a regular.

The other artists are great as well, always willing to help out if struggling.


The models are confident and that allows for a more relaxed atmosphere. The energy of the class is positive and welcoming. 5/5.

Stacey – UCT

I attended Charlie’s figure drawing classes for a few weeks before lockdown, and can’t wait to go back for more!

Charlie has the perfect teaching temperament for me: she’s helpful, but never overbearing, and will help students find the best way to do their own thing rather than imposing any specific style. Artists in all media and at all levels are welcome, which I really appreciate, since I’m not a professional artist and haven’t had formal training since high school.

The variety of models, poses and durations for which each pose is held keep the classes interesting and challenging, and ensure there’s always an opportunity to work on whichever aspect of figure drawing I want to focus on each class.

I learned new techniques and improved each session, but it never feels like hard work, because the atmosphere of the class is so relaxing. It’s a lovely place to get away from the stresses of the week and develop a skill while I do it 😊

Azukile – Student at ADA

My experience with the figure drawing has been amazing and informative to me cos it’s a new space for me to be able to draw from live experience, also being expose to other creatives who see things differently from me so I’m definitely learning a lot from you and other beautiful people on the group ❤️

Daniel Hugo – Concept Artist

I really enjoy it, I quite like the informal setting and the models are really good. Like any life drawing class it’s always good at any point in your skills development from beginners there’s always something new to learn, or something to figure it. You know it’s exploration at the end of the day. I found it very enriching. In general it’s a very enjoyable class.