Creative Life drawing Manchester

The group for everyone who loves life drawing in Manchester.

Creative Life drawing Manchester is a Manchester based life drawing group.  Join if you are looking for a life drawing class that is welcoming, friendly, inclusive and supports everyone in their chosen style of life drawing, mixed media, painting or sculpture.  This peer-led life drawing class is a great place to improve and learn from each other, while enjoying the support and encouragement from other class members. If you enjoy experimenting with new art techniques, trying new ideas and love the challenges and rewards of life drawing then come along and join this Manchester-based life drawing group.

Creative Life drawing Manchester is based in Ancoats within easy access of Manchester city centre.

All abilities and experience levels welcome.
1st, 3rd + 4th Tuesdays: 6.30 – 8.30pm

1st Tuesday:
Quick studies, movement + short poses up to about 20 mins.
3rd Tuesday: 
Long poses either 2 per session or a single pose all evening.
4th Tuesday:
Portrait model (clothed). same pose all session, or over 2 sessions.

Key Information


Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
1st, 3rd, 4th Tuesdays


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Creative Life drawing Manchester

A peer-led group for all abilities who want to join a Manchester Life drawing group.  
Total beginners to experienced artists are welcome. The life drawing group is an informal friendly group who enjoy the rewards and challenges of life drawing. Our sessions on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday evening each month allows you plenty of time to focus and improve your life drawing with the support of like-minded artists in a friendly, supportive and creative studio atmosphere.

Creative Life drawing Manchester welcomes everyone who is interested in life drawing, painting, mixed media or sculpting, no matter where in Greater Manchester you happen to live.    

Attend as often as you like – you only pay for the sessions you attend. We pride ourselves in being inclusive, friendly and supportive. The only criteria for joining is a passion for life drawing and a willingness to support others.

The life drawing group is based at the Creative Art Courses studio at Hope Mill, Pollard Street, Ancoats – easily accessible from Manchester city centre.

Join us for life drawing full of creative joy and creativity within a fully inclusive, relaxed, informal and social atmosphere.  

It  is FREE to join Creative Life drawing Manchester and costs a minimal fee of £10 to attend each Tuesday evening session.

  •  Very friendly and welcoming, would recommend to art enthusiasts of any level. 
    Dave H

     Glad I went, found it inspiring. 
    Charmaine B

     Lovely group of like-minded people, can’t wait for our first proper meet-up! 



  • Peer-led life drawing group:
    1st, 3rd, 4th Tuesdays
    Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm

    Peer led. No tutor

    Beginner, intermediate, experienced adults

    Group Size
    Max 12

    Tea, coffee and chocolate biscuits available. 

  • Materials

    • Please bring your own materials

    Materials for sale
    Newsprint paper
    Charcoal – compressed and willow

    The following items are provided
    Tables + chairs
    Drawing boards
    Water tubs
    Other studio-based equipment

  • To view photos please visit the Meetup website


  • Manchester Life drawers meets at the Creative Art Courses studio based at AWOL Studios, in Hope Mill.

    Full directions can be found here.

    • There is an off road car park (45 car capacity) although spaces cannot be reserved.
    • The mill is a 5 minute walk from New Islington Metrolink station.
    • On arrival at the mill entrance door, telephone the studio access telephone number (details are posted on the door).
    • The Gallery Studio is on the 5th floor accessible by a spiral staircase or a lift (in good working order 97% of the time).

Student Quotes

 Very friendly and welcoming, would recommend to art enthusiasts of any level. 
Dave H


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