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38Drawing Cabaret Couture

Drawing Cabaret Couture is an online Fashion Gallery and independent life drawing production company based in London. Creating Haute Couture performative drawing classes and immersive art events across the globe.


Drawing Cabaret Couture was founded by professional dancer & model Janet Mayer of J'adore La Vie, London's high fashion Cabaret, and artist & set designer Matthew Lawrence. And a few weeks ago I was invited to one of their live sessions over Zoom to a first hand experience of their Salvador Dali inspired live drawing class. If you thought that life drawing was a thing of the past, considering the COVID constraints - you were mistaken. With this online live event you get the opportunity to be creative from the comfort of your own home. The sessions are two and a half hours long, and every week you have the opportunity to join a different themed event. The event I attended was inspired by Salvador Dali’s work, the Haute Couture was designed by Zoe Sujin Lee, and the editorial photography was done by Matthew Lawrence. I find their creative team extremely professional, the clothes full of colour and perfectly representational of Dali’s

work. The incredible jewellery pieces the model was wearing, the cage she used as an accessory along with the stilts she was on elevated the looks even further. Entering into the live drawing event I was very hesitant, I was scared whether my art background, especially for someone who has not done a single live drawing class in 4 years, would be enough to step up to the challenge. But once the event started I quickly picked up and saw that people from different skill levels were attending and overall it was really easy to just draw, paint and have fun with it. When you get into the right mindset which usually takes about 10-15 minutes you can really let your creativity flow free, and their wonderful work accompanied by the subtle background music, really helped convey a story. Get inspired and book your slot at their next event on their website:


Lindy Dunbar 'Zoe's Zenith' 60x42cm Pastel and gouache

Anita Rundles 11x15 Ink and Watercolor

41Anna Carlyle Untitled 21x29cm Acrylic and ink

Doris Schmitz Illusion

32cmx24cm Ink, acrylic. pencil

Loretta Tedeschi Cuoco Skywalker 11x8.5 Gouache, marker on Bristol Vellum

Taryn Lee The Golden Surrealist 14x17 Watercolour

Kathy Wyatt The Unfolding

20x20 cm Ink and watercolour

Katarina Lernmark Kimono 26x35 Ink charcoal pencil

Katarina Lernmark Golden 26x35

Ink charcoal

Digital painting

Jean Warner Dashing Digital painting

Emanuela Mae Agrini The hand Digital drawing

Francesca Grech 21x29.7cm Ink

Isher Dhiman Appartition

30x40 Watercolour

49Elly Azizian Untitled Markers

Anna_Carlyle Untitled 21x29 Ink and pencil

Anita Rundles Untitled 11x15 Ink and watercolours

Angelo Pizzaigallo Untitled


Vanessa Lee Untitled 9x12 Mixed Media @_resetreality

Vanessa Lawrence Violet Gala

14.5x20.5 Gouache and pencil