Sunday Life Drawing + Spanish paella for lunch!


Come this last Sunday of February for Life Drawing + Spanish paella + a glass of wine.

Sunday 26th of February – 11am-4pm – lunch 12-1pm

Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday Street
Northern Quarter
M1 1BE

£25 – materials and lunch included

You can book via pay pay:

or alternatively make a bank transfer to:

Life Drawing Plus
sort code: 08-92-49
account: 13021047

Important information
There are limited spaces so, please, book soon as a policy of first comes, first served, applies. In case this session was cancelled for any unexpected reason, the money will be paid back in full. Any other information required just contact Àgata on Please, let us know if you prefer vegan or sea food paella, thanks.



H E L L O . F E B R U A R Y

T H I S . I S . T H E . P L A N

The first 3 Tuesdays – short poses: from 5min to 20min

Last Tuesday 28th – short&long poses – from 5min to 45min


Last Sunday of February 26th – long poses- from 5min to 1h45min – you need to book your Sunday via pay pal on

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Tuesdays £10/£8
Sunday £25/20
Materials – Wine – Light refreshments provided

Life Drawing Long Poses+ Spanish Paella_Sun 26th _11am-4pm_Studio Bee_Manchester

This session is an opportunity for anyone interested in making more detailed drawings, illustrations, paintings or mix media, using, perhaps, larger and good quality paper, or making series of sketches experimenting with different techniques and materials.

Doors will open at 10am and that’s how the day will develop:

First half – 11am – 12.15pm

•  1 x 5 min pose

• 1 x 10 min

• 1 x 20 min

• 1 x 30 min

Lunch – 12.15 – 1pm – with Spanish Paella!

Second half – 1 – 4pm

•  1 x 1 hour

• tea break (15 min)

• 1 x 1.45 min


Paper, boards and some materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own to get unique results. We’ll serve Spanish paella for lunch, one with sea food another vegan. Feel free to bring anything you want to drink with it. We’ll also have tea, coffe and buiscuits for people to help themselves.

Please, book now so the studio and model can be booked.

£25 ticket:

Alternatively make a bank transfer to:

Life Drawing Plus
sort code: 08-92-49
account: 13021047

In case this session was cancelled for any unexpected reason, the money will be paid back to all who paid in full. Any other information required just contact Àgata on Please, let her know if you prefer vegan or sea food paella, thanks.

Last but not least, you might want to forward this message to friends or family members you think might be interested, though limited places apply. First come, first served.

That’s all folks!

Happy drawing and happy paella!

Àgata Alcañiz

How to find Studio Bee

top floor of red brick mill in the tiny alleyway of Farady Street
Behing the HULA Tiki Bar in Stevenson Square
Northern Quarter
M1 1BE

NEXT TUESDAY: Short&Long Poses

Short & Long poses aim to warm up quickly to pass onto long poses and allow you to do more detailed drawings, illustrations and even paintings. We’ll bring large colour paper and colour pastels to do so but we’ll still have the large white paper, charcoal, pencils and erasers. You’re welcome to bring your own paper and materials. This is a good opportunity to work in large scale thick paper with water colours, acrylics or mix media. If a success we’ll repeat this session every last Tuesday of the month. Just let me know.


1 x 5 min pose

1 x 15 min pose

1 x 25 min pose

30 min break aproximately with wine and light refreshments

1 x 45 min pose

Beginners welcome – tell a friend to come

Cost £10 or £8 students and concessions – includes materials, wine and refreshments.

7.30PM – 9.30PM – Tuesday 31st January

Studio Bee is at the top floor of the red mill at 14-16 Faraday Street, in the Northern Quarter, adjacent to Hula Tiki Bar in Stevenson Square, M1 1 BE.

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First life drawing of the year next Tuesday 16th of January!

Happy new year everyone!

Our life drawing sessions start next Tuesday 16th of January at 7.30pm at Studio Bee. Hope everyone can make it. We start January with the traditional life drawing setting with short poses ranging from 5 to 20minutes


remember, the last Tuesday of the month we’ll do longer poses from 10 to 45 minutes to play more with ligh and shadows with pencil and charcoal but also with colours.


Price per session is £10 or £8 for students or concessions. Materials included plus wine and refreshments.

I wish you all a wonderful and creative 2017



C R E A T I V I T Y . T O . I T S . M A X

Incredible artwork as a response of the intimate, personal and trangresive performance ‘A transgender Story’ by Joey Hateley.


This Tuesday 13th of December is the last life drawing session of the year before the winter break. We’ll celebrate it by bringing a live art performance to studio bee devised so we can draw it. Like being in the theatre and being able to draw its carachters and props with the only difference that the character will freeze for us to draw.

We have a rare opportunity to experience and draw the performance ‘A Transgender Story,’ by performance artist Joey Hateley. It’s a moving account of stories across the artist’s life with colourful props and gender subversive figures between 5-20 minutes length, provided for us to illustrate.

Cost £8/£6 (students and concessions) including materials, mulled wine, miced pies and bailyes’ cream. Let’s celebrate!

Start 7.30pm ends 9.30pm at Studio Bee above the KRAAK Gallery, top floor of redbrick mill  in the tiny alley behind the HULA bar in Stevenson Square M1 1BE.


The Gender Joker, aka Joey Hateley is the Artistic Director of TransAction Theatre who creates innovative cross-cultural performance from the periphery on issues of identity, diversity and empowerment. Joey Hateley is a female man who’s work ‘Q’uestion’s LGBTQI boxes, calling for a world beyond gender binaries, transcending boxes and borders of difference through politics of allegiance.

As a writer, performer, educator and art-activist who creates interdisciplinary experimental work, Joey has collaborated with diverse organisations, such as Casa Trans in Ecuador, trans sex workers in Thailand; drama workshops with young people in India, Namibia, Peru and South Africa, devising a show with Peggy Shaw at the Drill Hall London, ‘Drag King Richard the 3rd’ Bristol Shakespeare festival, ‘Transcripts’ Verbatim play and touring self-devised show’s across the UK, Australia, Belgium, Sweden, Canada and USA arts festivals.