O P E N . A L L . S U M M E R !

Last year we had days in August that were the best attended days in the year. So we’ll keep open every Tuesday in August. So turn up at any time. Come alone or with a friend. Beginners are welcome. We’ll serve wine and tapas, with vegetarian and vegan options , and who knows, if it’s very sunny I might bring fruit to the studio to do a smoothies!

There are no themes this summer but you’ll find the most incredibly different models you ever had. Big, small, rancid, plenish, cheekey, angels, grey, urban, classic characters and many more..

Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday Street (for directions and a map click here)
M1 1BE
7.30pm – 9.30pm
cost £10 materials and light refreshments included


Young people are beautiful but old people too. This june we’ll have a series of some of our eldest models we have.

  • Tuesday 13th we’ll start with Stuart, who’s in his 60’s and he’s preserved very fit.
  • Tuesday 20th we’ll have gorgeous Malinka who’s 70 years old, skinny and has incredible boobs! She still parties. What kind of parties? Psychedelic trans music parties. aw!
  • Tuesday 27th we’ll have our eldest model Geoff, who, though he doen’t admits it, he’s is his 80’s!

post collageBooking it’s not necessary. Just pay on arrival at Studio Bee, Manchester
14-16 Faraday Street M1 1BE
Top flor of the red brick mill in the aleyway between Stevenson Square and Faraday Street.

Beginners welcome. Materials, wine and snacks provided.

Drawing a naked bike ride

In the run up to the World Naked Bike Ride, we have invited one of the Manchester Naked Bike Ride’s organisers to model for us with her beautiful bike. So be prepared for the challenge of drawing Becca and her bike and also to ask the question:






Why people gathers to cycle nude across cities around the world?

Manchester Nude Bike Ride is this Friday 9th of June 6-8pm starting at all saints park with a body painting starter. Join this movement! And bare as you dare!

See some pictures of this event below.

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


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

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!