Jess de Zilva

fine artist



I am pleased to be showing

at the following upcoming exhibitions...




D- Contemporary / 23 Grafton Street / London W1S 4EY

Group exhibition runs from 16- 21 May 2019.

Opening night is on 16th May from 18- 21.30  please RSVP to to attend.

Courses at the Lilac Cottage Studio

I will be running a few courses at the lovely Lilac Cottage Studio in Suffolk this summer.


27th and 28th June, 10am-4.30pm, £65/ per day

Course description

If you have no, or little experience in drawing, this one-day course is for you  It provides a foundation for further development and practice. Through a range of drawing exercises you will explore strategies of drawing and observation, look at ways to break down the drawing process and develop shape and value (light and dark). Your tutor will also introduce you to the drawing materials used in this course and demonstrate how to handle them - from the pencil to charcoal to stumps and how to use that putty rubber.


In this course we will do some work from pictures, not from life. 

The tutor will give you demonstrations and personal guidance throughout the day. 


This one-day course is a good entry into our course Introduction to Still-Life Drawing 

All materials provided

Tutor: Jess de Zilva

Level:  Beginner

Hours: 10 am - 4.30 pm

Refreshments and Light Lunch (with drinks) Included

Please book here:



8th and 9th July, 10am-4.30pm, £130

Course description

 If you have a little experience in drawing and would like to make your first steps into drawing still-life, or if you just want to find out if still life drawing is for you, then this course is a must.

(If you feel drawing a still life is still a bit daunting then our course introduction to drawing may be right for you)


The first morning we will begin with some exercises in drawing and observation. We will look at ways to establish shape and tone. The tutor will then guide you through setting up your still life whilst taking composition and tonal value (light and dark) into account. In demonstrations you will be shown ways to develop shape and tone, how to build up and push your drawings and materials to make the most of your work.

You will be drawing with graphite and charcoal whereas the main piece will be created in charcoal. We will cover its handling within this course. The tutor will provide personal guidance throughout the course. 

Tutor: Jess de Zilva

Level:  Beginner

Hours: 10 am - 4.30 pm

Refreshments and Light Lunch (with drinks) Included

Please book here:

Die originalen Zeichnungen zum Buch sind in der Gallery 6 zu finden (bitte auf’s Bild klicken) und sind zum Verkauf.

Preise varieren zwischen CHF 130.-- und CHF 290.--

Am besten per Email diesbezüglich bei mir melden:

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