1st Monday: Short poses: movement, short studies up to 20 mins.
2nd Monday: Mixed-length poses; quick poses to start, varied poses 20-40 mins.
3rd Monday: Long pose; usually a single pose all evening of 1hr 45mins, or 2 per session.
4th Monday: Portrait session (clothed): same pose all session, or over 2 sessions.
We do our best to offer a diverse variety of life models, male/female of differing body types.
Life drawing in a friendly studio
Each session offers artists different length poses encouraging members to try different approaches and techniques. Members have the space to enjoy themselves in a supportive, relaxed and encouraging studio environment.
The group is based at Hope Mill in Anocats
Passion for life drawing
Life Drawing Ancoats (LDA) is a focused and dedicated group of life drawers of mixed abilities. We welcome absolute-beginners, celebrate those who’ve caught the life drawing bug and embrace those who have experience, skills and technique we can all learn from.
Enjoy a warm Manchester welcome and make the most of the inclusive, creative atmosphere where you can feel confident in trying whatever you like – draw for the first time, experiment with new techniques, and simply be your artistic self.
There is no tutor so it is essential that group members are thoughtful, supportive, encouraging and friendly towards each other.
Relax! We like to start promptly and tend not to chase drawers out at the end of the session – stay awhile, chat, share experiences, review your work and generally chill out for a bit.
Life Drawing Ancoats (LDA) is here to support individual creative growth.
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What do the group members think?
“ A great way to socialise and share idea/tips with other life drawers. Always enjoy this event! ” Gem
“ A very good meet -up for anyone interested in improving their drawing skills ” Caroline J
“ Best life drawing meet up in Manchester ” Kaye
“ A great bunch of people-friendly,informal atmosphere. Lovely studio space. I can only reiterate this comment! ” Helen J
“ Lovely welcoming informal group. Nice studio space. So happy I found you and have a chance to do life drawing again! ” Julia G