Did you know that all our undergraduate students here at Escape Studios have free access to Student Central, just a short walk from our High Holborn Campus?
Student Central is the "home for all students studying towards a degree at any London University Institute or College".
It's a bit like a big Student Union - a place to meet other students, and also get involved in sports, societies and arts activities - such as life drawing classes.
Facilities include three bars, a fully equipped gym, fitness classes and the largest indoor pool in central London. Our students can also book rooms, get help finding a place to live, and even get legal advice.
Of particular interest to our students will be the Student Central Art Society, a place to develop traditional art skills, such as drawing and painting.
They also run weekly life drawing classes during term time, with a wide range of models and a
professional tutor, Frank Gambino.
Classes run from 6:30-9:30pm every Wednesday in Room 3E on the third floor of the Student Central building on Malet Street, Bloomsbury.
Fee for the class £5 for member or £6 for non-members. This includes the tutor and model, and includes some basic materials
and refreshments. You can also bring your own materials, of course.
They even have their own Facebook page right here. The next class is on Wednesday 11th January.
Why go to life drawing classes? Because an understanding of human anatomy, and the ability to capture a pose or gesture in a few lines, is still a very useful skill - even in a digital world. Animators in particular benefit from being able to do quick "thumbnail" sketches, helping to plan animation efficiently in advance. It's a great skill to acquire and we strongly recommend that our students take advantage of the many opportunities in Central London to attend classes like this one.
Student Central is located at Malet St, London WC1E 7HY. It's roughly a 14 minute walk from our campus at 190 High Holborn.
To see their website, follow this link.
And remember - access is free for all our undergraduate students.
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