Begin Life drawing

Students at Drawing the head course with Heather Spears

Begin Life drawing.  Banish your worries and learn to enjoy your life drawing by learning the fundamental skills and techniques.  Classes are fully taught with demonstrations and 1:1 tuition aimed at meeting your specific needs.

These are stand-alone classes. You can choose which classes you wish to attend and how many to book.  This is the perfect opportunity to learn if you have never had life drawing tuition or need a quick recap of life drawing fundamentals.

Gain the skills and techniques to become a confident life drawer and make the most of the peer-led drawing sessions you attend held as part of Creative Life drawing Manchester .

This course is not currently being offered.

Suitable for:  Absolute-beginners and improvers
Everyone is welcome.
5th Tuesday evening, monthly, stand-alone class



Includes life model fees

Day: 5th Tuesday, monthly
Time: 6.30-8.30
Tutor: Brian Raymond

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  • Items to bring
    Pencil: 6B, 8B or 9B
    Plastic erasor
    Kneadable ‘putty’ rubber
    * Newsprint paper

    * This can be purchased at the studio.

    Optional items to bring
    Baby wipes (hand cleansing tissues)
    Rag (old cloth) for cleaning brushes
    Wear old clothes or bring an apron

    Freely available in the studio
    Drawing boards
    Water tubs

  • Evening class:
    5th Tuesday: 6.30-8.30
    Stand-alone classes

    Tutor: Brian Raymond

    Beginner, Improver, adults

    Group Size
    Min 6 – Max 10

    Refreshments + Lunch
    Course includes tea, coffee & biscuits.
    Please provide your own lunch on full day courses,workshops and classes

What can I expect

Individual attention
Learn in a supportive, relaxed and encouraging environment, with teaching by step by step demonstrations.  Allow your enjoyment and confidence to grow. 

Life drawing made simple
Learn the principles and essential techniques behind life drawing and then put the theory into practice. Learn the techniques and knowledge that will enable you to continue improving your life drawing with confidence.

Learn at your own pace
We understand everyone learns at a different pace and in different ways with different objectives.  This class allows you the freedom to develop in your own direction, at a leisurely pace that will ensure you maximise your enjoyment.

Choose this class if you want to learn the fundamentals of life drawing.


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The Begin Life drawing classes are stand-alone classes.  You can choose when you want to attend and how many you need before you feel ready to leave the class with the confidence to continue your life drawing with the peer-led Creative Life drawing Manchester, or the group of your choice.

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You can choose which classes you wish to attend and how many you wish to book.

You will be drawing from various life models with regular 1:1 tuition and guidance aimed to meet your own specific needs. The classes will offer teaching that covers many of the fundamental life drawing skills such as;

  • Proportion and measuring techniques
  • Scale
  • Perspective / foreshortening
  • Shading + tone
  • Movement
  • Gesture drawing
  • Contour drawing
  • Drawing the head
  • Drawing details such as hands, feet, facial features
  • Using charcoal, pencil
  • Using coloured chalk pastel


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