Sill LIFE Drawing


Observational Drawing and Painting forms the backbone of any artist’s studies. Here at WMC our learners produce amazing observational work in a number of the classes and this show is an opportunity to show case some of this:

Participants include:

Audrey Houtman             Untitled                                                 Life Drawing Studio JU


Allen Granditer                                 Seated Nude, Oil             Life Drawing Studio JU


Mavis Philbeam                Magda in the style of Watteau, Red Pastel    Life Drawing Studio JU


Cleonice Martín                Iconic, Monoprint                                                      Printmaking NP


Cleonice Martín                Untitled, Etching                                                 Printmaking NP


Cleonice Martín                Untitled, Linocut                                                           Printmaking NP


Marysia Kratimenos        Seashells, Watercolour                                               Painting PP


Pam McKinzie                    Untitled, Acrylic                                                                 Painting PP


Christine Whitehead      Magada, Acrylic                                                               Painting PP


Joanna van Heynigen     Magada, Acrylic *     (poster image)                        Painting PP


Ruth Gardiner                  Magada, Acrylic                                                               Painting PP


Angelo Corsi                      Magada, Acrylic                                                               Painting PP


Layne Comarasawmy     Magada, Acrylic                                                               Painting PP


Ted Lord                             Untitled, Acrylic                                 Drawing Introduction NP


Richard Jolly                      Untitled                                  Life Drawing Intermediate PP


Helen Gledhill                   Untitled, Acrylic                                                                 Painting PP


Joanna van Heynigen     Emporium Bakery Islington, Acrylic                          Painting PP


Joanna van Heynigen     Patty’s Flowers, Acrylic                                                  Painting PP


Joanna van Heynigen     Untitled, Acrylic                                                                 Painting PP


John Yeudall                      Ben, Ink & Pastel                                          Ceramics Studio TS


Christine Whitehead      Untitled, Acrylic                                                                Painting PP


Layne Comarasawmy     Untitled, Graphite                                                           Painting PP


Layne Comarasawmy     Untitled, Acrylic                                                                Painting PP




life poster

About ruskingallery

The Ruskin Gallery is located at the Working Men's College in Camden. Ruskin Gallery is a contemporary gallery located in the historic building of Working Men’s College in Camden. In addition to providing students the opportunity to show at a professional level, the exhibition programme at Ruskin Gallery involves inviting external artists for site specific projects. The Ruskin Gallery is run by curator Esther Windsor, who is a curator, artist and writer living and working in London. Working Men’s College (WMC), the oldest surviving adult education institute in Europe, was founded in 1854 and was associated with the Cooperative Movement and the Christian Socialists, stemming, from the same tradition that led later to the Worker’s Educational Association. The Working Women’s College, founded 10 years later in 1864, finally merged with WMC in 1967. Early supporters of both have included F D Maurice, John Stuart Mill, Tom Hughes, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Ford Maddox Brown, Walter de la Mare and Octavia Hill. Originally based in Red Lion Street, we have been in this listed building in Camden Town since 1905. We have continued to develop the tradition of liberal education and today the College serves the whole community, with women, unemployed and refugee students forming the majority of the student body. We have grown rapidly in recent years but are still small enough to know all our students and to respond to their individual needs. WMC was designated as a Specialist Designated Institution (SDI) under the 1992 Further Education Act.