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Drawing Life provides access to the arts and, until the coronavirus outbreak, a place for social interaction.
Instead of face to face art classes, we are producing a unique sketch book which will contain
photos of our models opposite a blank page for drawing, and scores of beautiful and original line drawings
by our artists for colouring in. Books can be ordered here.

Picasso said it took him a lifetime to learn to paint like a child. Drawing Life puts this typically paradoxical statement to the test. Drawing Life works with people in all stages of dementia.  We are committed to making our classes and workshops available to more people and in more places.

People who may or may not have done life drawing before express themselves in new and surprising ways. Explore our Gallery to see what we mean.

The drawings reveal something fascinating about life and memory to the artists themselves, they offer carers new subjects to talk about with those who may have lost the art of conversation and they show how people living with dementia want to preserve their identity with their own still relevant viewpoint.

Drawing Life is committed to making our classes and workshops available to more people and in more places.

Life drawing improves the wellbeing of participants and in turn combats stigmas associated with dementia, raising awareness to the wider public.

Dementia is one of the main causes of disability in later life, ahead of cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke. In the UK, one person every three minutes develops dementia, and by 2025 there will be one million people affected, with this figure doubling in just 26 years. Drawing Life is working with academics in art and science to devise ways to contribute to research in this vital field.

Drawing of the week

Draw along with @oskadahlquistlappin as she shares Draw along with @oskadahlquistlappin as she shares her sketching techniques. We love her “whooshing” red crayon markings 🖍 Share your creations with us so we can see what you make with the Drawing Life Sketchbook! 
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#drawinglife #lifedrawing #dementiadrawing #artistsoninstagram #artist #oskalappin #lifedrawing #lifeformdrawingclub #drawinglifesketchbook

Draw along with @oskadahlquistlappin as she shares her sketching techniques. We love her “whooshing” red crayon markings 🖍 Share your creations with us so we can see what you make with the Drawing Life Sketchbook!
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#drawinglife #lifedrawing #dementiadrawing #artistsoninstagram #artist #oskalappin #lifedrawing #lifeformdrawingclub #drawinglifesketchbook
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Artist Matthew (@matthewjradford) talks about his Artist Matthew (@matthewjradford) talks about his approach to starting a drawing ✍🏼 -
#drawinglife #lifedrawing #art #dementiadrawing #drawinglifesketchbook

Artist Matthew (@matthewjradford) talks about his approach to starting a drawing ✍🏼 -
#drawinglife #lifedrawing #art #dementiadrawing #drawinglifesketchbook
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The sketchbook is here! Order your copy through dr The sketchbook is here! Order your copy through drawinglife.org (link in bio)
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#drawinglife #lifedrawing #dementia #dementiaawareness #lockdownart #artsfordementia #drawinglifesketchbook

The sketchbook is here! Order your copy through drawinglife.org (link in bio)
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#drawinglife #lifedrawing #dementia #dementiaawareness #lockdownart #artsfordementia #drawinglifesketchbook
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