In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt.

Pablo Picasso

Our Story

The Moon and Nude launched in 2011. A creative platform and a collaborative organisation – our primary aim is to make life drawing an activity that everyone feels confident to take part in, regardless of skill level or experience.

Participatory art has so many wonderful benefits – it’s therapeutic; it provides an escape for the mind; it builds confidence and it forges friendships. We’re committed to sharing all these rewards and more. 

Our team

We are a bunch of life drawing enthusiasts, all with different creative experiences and skills, who are always happy to hear from you 

Alessandra Ellis


Alessandra is a designer and a collector of plants and nude art. She is always on the look-out for ways to help people tap into their creativity.

 Harry Stigner

Session Leader

Harry is an illustrator and writer with permanently inky fingers. She lives to doodle and if she runs out of paper no surface areas are safe. 

Julia Blest


Julia works for a community engagement charity. She thrives at finding creative solutions for making life more enjoyable. 

Stephen Ellis

Session Leader

Steve is a pen and ink artist. He loves a fine liner and has an impressive, varied portfolio that showcases his sharp attention to detail.

Edward Lord

Session Leader

Edward is an art technician. When he hasn't got a pencil or artwork in his hand he is curating Monday night's life drawing playlist.

Ollie Moser

Session Leader

Ollie is a product designer who loves a bit of digital art. He can often be found cycling around London and ticking off exhibitions on route to life drawing.

"I've never felt remotely creative and the idea of life drawing always felt very daunting, however after eventually making myself try life drawing I felt so chuffed with myself and felt really relaxed at the session."


Clare - Muswell Hill life drawing regular

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