Life Drawing+ Spanish Paella


There we go! Eat your first Spanish paella of the summer in Manchester and enjoy the day drawing a life model. Plus you can choose between vegan or sea food paella!

Everyone is welcome, as well as anyone who fancies doing something different and come with some friends.

11th June 11am – 4pm

Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday Street M1 1BE

Book now – as there are limited spaces + first come, first served policy applies.


Full price £30


Students £25


Not lunch included £25


All prices include:

  • basic materials: paper, pencils, rubber and sharpeners and few other materials provided by our art and craft supplies sponsor H.Blyth & Co.
  • and light refreshments: tea, coffee and buiscuits

Please, email us and let us know if you would like sea food or vegan paella at:


Hope to see you there!

àgata & richard

T A P A S . & . L I F E . D R A W I N G @ N Q _ M C R

T A P A S . & . L I F E . D R A W I N G
@ N Q _ M C R


life drawing for all –
beginners welcome –
materials provided –
tapas served with wine –
E V E R Y . T U E S D A Y . 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Studio Bee – 14-16 Faraday St – M1 1BE
£10 (£8 students)

Did you know…. Exhibition

Did you know that one of our regulars, Alison Scott, is having her amazing mix media paints and prints exhibited right now?

I remember when Alison started coming to our sessions perhaps 5 years ago, when we were still based at Islington Mill in Salford.  I don’t remember much of her drawings at the time. But then she dissapeared and then, after a year, she came back! She had been going to a printing course by HOT PRESS and stopped coming to our sessions because the course run in the same day. Oh well! I can remember all her drawings since she came back. She went from being just another amateur using a mere pencil to have her very own style using any material available to her.

Alison Scott has an incredible style and manners to approach the canvas. Sometimes she looks like a bull fighter when she is working with her brushes paints and inks. She loves experimenting and is not affraid of things going wrong. That’s perhaps why her work is so good!

We have now the opportunity to see a collection of her work at the Fairfield Mill in  Cumbria until the 6th of June, I believe. She spent a week in Sedbergh capturing its people, and the exhibition is the result of her graspings of this ancient market town.

Anyone up for a visit?

Alison Exhibition


Y O U N G & B E A U T I F U L

There we go! We are running young & beautiful this spring for the whole month of May. A wide variety of our youngest models will model for us: big, small, white and black!

Beginners are welcome to attend

Materials provided + wine & light refreshments

Cost £10 (£8 students an concessions)

No bookings required – just turn up – and bring a friend!

N O T . O N . H O L I D A Y . ?

Not all is bad. We are lucky to have a couple posing together for us at Studio Bee this Tuesday + new materials provided by the art shop H. Blyths & Co you can try and all for the same price!

Come down!

Materials provided  + wine & light refreshments

Cost £10 (£8 students and concessions)

Tuesday 18th 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Studio Bee
14-16 Farday Street
M1 1BE

Couple -posing

C O U P L E . P O S I N G

Are we lucky or not? In this session we’ll have a couple posing together for us, their names Kirsty and Jake, and the poses slighly longer to accommodate the fact of having two figures instead of one!

Everybody is welcome to attend to this life drawing session, from beginners to professional artists and all inbetween. We’ll start drawing at 7.30pm so please, come just before to set up.

Jenny Seville.jpg

Cost £10 (£8 concessions)

Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday Street
M1 1 BE

The studio is a bit tricky to find so follow the map and instructions in theis link:


In April we’ll be exploring big bodies, fascinating big volumes, heavy and strong. A very different story than drawing or painting slim people. Think of artist Jenny Saville work pictured below.

We’ll have quick poses ranging 5 to 20 minutes every Tuesday but the last one, on the 25th, in which we’ll have 5min – 15min – 30min and after the break a 45min pose. So bring your charcoal or paints.

Studio Bee
14-16 Farday Street
top floor of red brick mill in the tiny alleyway called Stevenson Place
between the HULA bar in Stevenson Square and Faraday Street.
Northern Quarter
M1 1BE


Materials, wine and light refreshments provided.

Cost £10 (£8 students or concessions) – please, pay on arrival

All welcome from beginners to professional artists so come along and bring a friend too!

See you there