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 😊