Creative Life drawing Manchester

Students at Drawing the head course with Heather Spears

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 love the challenges and rewards of life drawing then come along and join us. 

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

Suitable for:  Beginners, improvers, intermediate, experienced artists
Everyone is welcome.
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Tuesday evenings



Includes life model fees

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Tuesday’s
Time: 6.30-8.30
Peer-led group

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  • Please bring your own materials
    Suggestions for those new to life drawing
    Pencil: 6B, 8B or 9B
    Plastic erasor
    Kneadable ‘putty’ rubber
    * Newsprint paper
    *Willow or compressed charcoal
    Chalk pastels (optional extra)

    *Items available for purchase
    Newsprint paper
    Willow and compressed charcoal


    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 group:
    Day: Tuesday’s: 6.30-8.30
    Dates: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th week

    Peer-led group

    Beginner, improver, intermediate, experienced, adults

    Group Size
    Min 6 – Max 12

    Tea, coffee & biscuits are available.

What can I expect

1st Tuesday:
Quick studies, movement + short poses up to about 20 mins.
2nd Tuesday:
Draped or costumed figure.
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.

Supportive environment
Draw in a supportive, relaxed and encouraging environment, with peer support from a friendly group of artists. Watch as your enjoyment and confidence grows. 

Variety of models
We have a variety of life models throughout the year, so there is always something new to challenge you.  We are happy to take suggestions from group members for different poses, and happier still if a member would like to take the lead for a specific session.

Learn and progress at your own pace
We understand everyone learns and progresses at a different pace and in different ways with different objectives. Some members join us for leisure while others are working towards an exhibition. This group allows you the freedom to develop in your own direction, at a leisurely pace that will ensure you maximise your enjoyment.

Choose this group if you are passionate about life drawing.


 A very good meet -up for anyone interested in improving their drawing skills 
Caroline J

 Lovely welcoming informal group. Nice studio space. So happy I found you and have a chance to do life drawing again! 
Julia G

 Best life drawing meet up in Manchester 

 A great bunch of people-friendly,informal atmosphere. Lovely studio space. I can only reiterate this comment! 
Helen J


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, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday evening each month allowing 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.    

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to see what you need to bring.

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.  


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 A great way to socialise and share idea/tips with other life drawers. Always enjoy this event! 

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