Dark Knights Life Drawing at The Queen's House | Hosted by Art Macabre

Cutty Sark closure

Visitor notice: Cutty Sark will be closed on Sunday 1 March for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. The Park Row car park will also be closed to the public all weekend. On 29 February and 1 March access to the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House will be via the Romey Road or William Walk gates. Our other museum sites will be open as usual. Plan your visit

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Mon 17 February 2020 | 6.40pm doors | 7pm start | 9pm finish
Queen's House
Evenings and Lates

Enjoy an evening of the most decadent life drawing imaginable. Inspire yourself in this most unique, historical setting - a royal residence built by James I in 1616. 

Royal Museums Greenwich and Art Macabre, London's pioneering purveyors of theatrical life drawing, invite you to sketch in the striking architectural space of Queen's House. Inspired by historic powerful figures and the heritage setting, draw inspiration from our Black Knight and White Queen characters as they move around in a giant chess game. Two regal figures will be posing clad in Harriet Holt's contemporary Carapace leather armour and helmets. Capture designs inspired by Elizabethan fashion in this unique heritage space, with special after-hours access to the Great Hall.

Capture the power dynamics between these two characters in pencil and graphite, and enjoy a suitably atmospheric soundtrack as you sketch.

(c) Art Macabre and Harriet Holt

The Queen’s House in Greenwich is one of the most interesting buildings in the UK. It is important architecturally, as the first fully classical building in the country, and famous for its former occupants and its stunning art collection. The Queen’s House even has its own ghost – if legend is to be believed...

Art Macabre have been creating exciting and theatrical life drawing events since 2009. From the Cutty Sark to Victorian cemeteries, festivals to museum Lates, thousands of people have been inspired to draw upon their creativity. 

(c) Sue Dray

All levels of drawing confidence welcome. Pencils, A3 paper and drawing boards provided. Feel free to bring your own paper/sketchbooks.

Please note due to the heritage space (and protected floor), not all drawing materials are permitted.