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Drink & draw: Still life drawing with Herfa Thompson
Drink & draw still life. Photo: Alice Avis

Drink & draw: Still life drawing with Herfa Thompson

  • 26 May 2021
  • 6.30–8pm
  • The Tetley and online
  • £4 in person, free online

We celebrated our gallery reopening with an evening of relaxed drawing activities led by local artist Herfa Thompson. We also livestreamed the event on Youtube, so you could get involved from home.

Using charcoals, pencils and paper, Herfa guided online and in-person participants through a series of still life drawing exercises suitable for all abilities. Art materials were provided for in-person participants so just turn up, grab a drink, and get creative.

Drink & draw is The Tetley’s regular series of live drawing events for adults, inviting you to get creative in a relaxed, sociable atmosphere.

About the artist

Herfa Thompson is a London-born artist, currently based in Leeds. She studied Sculpture and Environmental Art at The Glasgow School of Art. Having grown up in Southern Africa, Thompson experienced frustration that her return to the UK was not made to feel like a return home. Her work explores a world where brown bodies are peacefully and joyfully existing, referencing nostalgic memories of her time in Africa and Martinique, as well as exploring the relationship between humans and bodies of water.