Supermodel model

Last week we had an amazing model, Mary Alexandra. She came up with such incredible and challenging poses, which we all loved so much, that everyone got really inspired and made really good work. Below some examples.

Tomorrow Tuesday we have another very young female. She is 21 and is her first time but she’s working on poses that are inspiring too.

See you tomorrow



March Sunday Life Drawing Session Cancelled

A T T E N T I O N !
the Life Drawing+ session tomorrow at Studio Bee is cancelled. Maybe to due to the wearther no many people has booked to be able to cover the costs of hiring the studio and the model.

I’ll be going instead to the Reveal Group Exhibition in which 2 of our regulars are part of: Alison Scott and Jayne Pellington this Sunday 1pm until 3pm.

Does anyone want to join me?

The Old Parsonage
Stenner Lane
M20 2 RQ


LD+Lancashire Hot Pot_March_CANCELLED

S C A P E . T H E . C O L D . T H I S >>>>>>> S U N D A Y

S C A P E . T H E . C O L D . T H I S . S U N D A Y
with Life Drawing+ Lancashire Hotpot (with vegan option)
11am – 4pm at Studio Bee

Cost £30 or £25 for students and concessions
and this includes basic materials, lunch and wine!

The model is a young man of ethiopian ethnic background, tall, stylist, fit and beautiful. We’ll start with very short poses to warm up to rapidly move to long poses of 30, 40 minutes long and a 2 hours and a half pose.

E V E R Y B O D Y . I S . W E L C O M E

These Sunday sessions are for those who want to relax and have a very nice day out while enjoying longer poses to study the human figure; for people who prefers working in a large scale format and more into detail whereas using pencil, charcoal or paints or just play and experiment with colours and materials. There are tables for attendants to spread their materials on and three table easels for those who haven’t their own and would like using one.

If interested, please, book in advance before Saturday and let us know if you want the vegan or non vegan Lancashire hotpot. Both will be served with pickled red cabbage but the vegan dish will be made of pearl barley, parsnip, carrot and potato and the non vegan will be cooked with lamb, kidneys and also carrots and potatoes. You are welcome to bring your own food. In that case, the price is £25.

Please, pay via PayPal (as friend so we don’t pay commission) or via Life Drawing+ account 60419346 sort code 20-11-39.

Full cost £30…

Students and concessions £25…

No lunch £25…

We look forward to enjoy this day with you

Àgata and Richard (the chef)

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D R A W I N G . T H E . P R E G N A N T . F I G U R E

Next Tuesday we’ll have a young pregnant woman posing for us in Studio Bee who’s never posed for us before. She’s 28 weeks pregnant, so It’s a great opportunity to study the form of a woman in her final stages of pregnancy.
Here some picture for inspiration:
Everyone is welcome to attend, from beginners to professional artists. Basic materials are provided + wine & tapas.
Cost £10 / £8 students and concessions – no booking is necessary – just pay on arrival
Tuesday 27th February
Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday St
M1 1BE
by the The Peer Hat bar
please, arrive before 7.30pm so we start on the dot.

Life Drawing long poses + Lancashire Hotpot for lunch

Life drawing never’s got better. We not only mix short with long poses and allow ourselves to take out and play with our paints but we also get Sunday lunch! And all for £30, including the wine!

This will be on Sunday 4th of March 11am – 4pm in Studio Bee, Manchester city centre.

Lunch will be served at 1pm. This time a proper English and local dish, the Lancashire Hot Pot. We’ll have a lamb and a vegan option, both served with vegetables, bread and wine.

The day and the poses aim to be as follows:

  • 11am – 2 x 1 min poses
  • 11.05am – 1 x 5 min pose
  • 11.10am – 1 x 10 min pose
  • 11.20pm- 1 x 30 min
  • 11.50pm – TEA BREAK
  • 12pm – 1 x 30min
  • 12.30pm – 1 x 2h30min pose
  • 1pm – LUNCH
  • 2PM –  same pose before the break 1 X 2h30min pose (with a 10min tea break at 3pm
  • 4pm – end

Booking in advance is essential as we need to book the studio, the model and buy the meal’s ingredients. You are very welcome to bring your own lunch. In that case the cost  is £25, same price for students and concessions for whom lunch is included too.

Please, pay via PayPal,  Life Drawing+ account 60419346 sort code 20-11-39, or in cash on our Tuesday sessions:

Full cost £30


Students and concessions £25 (includes lunch)

Lunch not included £25


Looking forward to it

Àgata and Richard

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R E V E A L . P R I N T . M A K E R S . E X H I B I T I O N

Alison Scott and Jayne Pellington are two Manchester based artists that have always come to the Life Drawing+ sessions from the beginnings of the beginnings, when LD+, in short, started IN Islington Mill. They did a printing course at Manchester’s famous Hot Bed Press and from their work being unnoticeable, they work immediately stood out.

They teamed up, just few years ago, with a group of as talented women artists whom they met in this press. Since then they have been producing amazing work, have made entertaining exhibitions and have sold work at affordable prices under the name of Reveal – printmakers.

The next exhibition is on Sunday 4th of March at The Old Parsonage Gallery in Didsbury from 1 until 3pm. Everybody is welcome to come and enjoy the work presented while having a glass or two of wine.

Don’t hesitate and come. The exhibition promise a good variety of printing techniques, styles, sizes, themes, the artists’ enthusiasm and the wine!

The Old Parsonage
Stenner Lane
M20 2 RQ




Long poses on Sunday 4th February

The first Life Drawing Sunday of the year to accommodate long poses. This will allow us to draw or paint at a larger scale, or in more detail, or just to experiment with materials.

Sunday 4th February
with afternoon tea at 12pm (vegan option)
This will include sandwiches, tea, coffee, scones and cream.

The model will be Clare, who describes herself as having a ‘classic Renaissance-era’ figure.

We provide basic materials, but people are welcome to bring their favourites.

Cost £15 – all inclusive

Please, book in advance so we know how many we need to provide food for. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own food.


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