Who’s this model?

Last Tuesday when the storm started my model text me and says “is still on the life drawing class tonight?” I say “yes! Please, come. I don’t want to let people down”. She says “Ok”.

I get my bike and I ride to town. I see people with water above their anckles, two trams going in the same direction stopped. Streets now being rivers… I get to Studio Bee and I call the model “where are you?” She says “Still at home…” I say ‘don’t come, I don’t think anyone will turn out and I’ll have to cancel tonight..”

At 7.15pm only two people turned up. I told them I’ve cancelled the model and probably I’ll have to cancel the session. At 7.25pm turned up 20 people!!!

Well – you might reconised me – the model of these drawing is me!!!

Gallery of our drawings in August

Who would have told me that August would be one of the busiest months for our life drawing sessions. They been so well attended and the variety of styles and techniques is really good. Below some work from people who try for the first time to professional artists. It seems everyone is having a good time. Must be the wine, grapes and the cheese. Might be the music. Might be that everyone who attends is so nice!


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Life Drawing+ Manchester Meetup

Manchester, GB
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In this group comes more people who doesn’t use meet up than people using meet up. This is because we’ve just joined this platform but we’ve run this sessions for 6 years now….

Next Meetup

Life Drawing+ NQ Manchester – beginners welcome – materials…

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016, 7:30 PM
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Hello August!

Our Life Drawing sessions are on every Tuesday in August for those who are around Manchester and fancy doing some sketches and socialise. Remember we start at 7.30pm and finish 9.30pm in our lovely Studio Bee. Materials, wine and snacks provided.

Come alone or come with your friends. All welcome!

Hello August


Hey guys!

Sky Arts had made contact to our group. They are making a new art series and need participants in Manchester to be filmed at the Manchester Art Gallery discussing Master pieces from Monday 11th to Thursday of July. People doing so will be able to win a PRIZE. If you are interested read the flyer attached and contact them directly.

Anyone up for it?

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Traditional Life Drawing Setting

We start again with the traditional life drawing setting in a relaxed atmosphere to study the naked figure. We’ll have a female model this time and poses will run from 5 to 20 minutes. Paper and pencils are provided, also wine and light snacks.

Come alone or bring your friends or members of your family. Everyone is welcome to attend, from people who’d like to try for the first time to professional artists and all in between. So please, feel free to share this post with people you think might be interested.

We’ll start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.30pm but the studio is open from 7pm, to start setting up, until 10pm to have time to see others’ work and socialise.

Cost £8/£6

Studio Bee is in the red brick mill in the tiny alley behind the HULA bar in Stevenson Square at the top floor, M1 1BE.  You’ll see a poster of the drawing sessions on the door. Just come upstairs.Session_ON_16

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Malawi, Ethiopia.. now Jamaica

In our BLACK SKINS sessions this month we have been drawing models with different african backgrounds, from Malawi to Ethiopia. This Tuesday we’ll have a male model with Jamaican descendency. Don’t miss out, it’s a great opportunity to study the diversity of african bodies and shades.

Here some drawings from last Tuesday produced by the session’s attendees.