Life Drawing Class Featuring Olympic Gold Long Jumper Greg Rutherford

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In a Nutshell

Winners get:

  • Expert drawing tuition from the Life Drawing Society UK
  • The chance to meet Greg, who will also sign drawings and pose for photos
  • Champagne reception and half-hour afternoon tea included
How to Enter:

  • Click 'Buy Now' and select the donation you wish to make
  • A donation automatically enters you into the prize draw
  • There is no limit on number of £2-£20 donations you can make (except for £0 option which is limited to one entry per person)
  • For each donation you are entitled to an additional entry

The Fine Print

Validity: Saturday 8th December 2012 only.
Purchase: Limit 1 per person. May buy multiple as gifts.
Redemption: Booking required. Must be 18 or older with valid ID.
Further information: Max 15 people drawing per session; each may bring a companion. All materials provided. Digital devices are permitted but not provided. Mr Rutherford will hold two poses for 45 minutes each. Day runs 1pm-4pm. Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists. Companions of winners are permitted to spectate in the class only, not draw. Groupon receives no funds for running this deal. Unlimited entries into prize draw (except for £0 option, which is limited to one per person). Upon donating, customers will receive an optional Gift Aid link. 15 winners will be announced on Monday 3rd December 2012. Class to be held on December 8th 2012 in Hammersmith.
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Last summer, Greg Rutherford, a 26-year-old long-jumper from Bletchley, hurled himself into the history books by winning gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. And he's about to raise fans' temperatures again - only this time sitting still, wearing only his medal and a pair of Union Jack pants.


Groupon Asks

Groupon Asks Team GB’s long-jumping hero Greg Rutherford about art, chat-up lines and which pose he’s most likely to pull in the nearly nude.

G: What persuaded you to take part in this deal?
“It’s to promote an important cause. One of my close friends has been affected by testicular cancer, so I’m happy to get behind it.”

G: How nervous are you about getting practically naked in front of strangers?
“I've spent a big part of my life wearing Lycra in front of crowds – for athletics that is – so I figure, if I can do that, then this can’t be too daunting.”

G: Which part of your body are you most comfortable with and why?
“My legs and my backside. Mainly because they do the lion’s share of the work when I jump.”

G: Finish this sentence: “If I HAVE to strike a comedy pose during this class, it’ll be…” A) The Lightning Bolt, B) The Mobot, or C) me, mid-jump?
“I’d have to go for C) me, mid-jump.”

G: If someone wanted to chat you up while drawing you, what should they say?
“As long as it was something that made me laugh, we’d get on just fine.”

G: Last but not least – what’s your favourite piece of artwork and why?
“The Bayeux Tapestry. I'm into my history and you can't beat that in terms of the story behind it, and the intricacy of the work is just amazing.”

Key Information:
Location: Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9RL
Date: Saturday 8th December, 2012
Time: The event will begin at 1.00pm with a Bucks Fizz reception. Finishes between 3.30 and 4.00pm

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