LD+ Traditional & plus

Hello, it’s Àgata.

I hope you are well and keeping good.

You might already know that the idea of LD+ is bringing you some traditional sessions and, now and again, bring you a plus. Well, we have both in the following days :

T r a d i t i o n a l /P l u s
DRAWING ADRIANDRAWING BUTOH – a Japanese performance
Natural light Studio light and complex poses
Sunday 27th Tuesday 29th
ZOOMZOOM & few places in Studio Bee
£10.5£8.50/£6.50 or £12.5/£10.50 in studio
If interested you can buy the tickets at

Here the flyers :

I hope suits you and to see you

Thank you for all the support to LD+

Life Drawing+

L A S T . M A Y . W E E K

Well, well, well … who ever thought that our LIVE & online life drawing sessions would have been a success … now people joining from all over the world !

T H I S . T U E S D A Y > D R A W I N G . E G O N . S C H I L E

Our model will be Adrian, a most sought after model in London’s art scene for his body resemblance to Egon Schiele’s self-portraits.

Expect daring and bold poses. A great opportunity to experiment with figurative distorsions such elongation and deformities … we’ll elude the sexual openness of some of Schiele’s portraits … for now 😀 hahhaha!

If interested, book by transferring £6 via PayPal to lifedrawing.plus@gmail.com or this link :

S U N D A Y *** L O N G . P O S E S

As every last Sunday of the month from 2.30-5.30pm, we’ll work on longer poses, from 2min, 5, 15, 45 and 1h.

Our model will be Leah Erenberg, pictured below and she’ll be posing for us from Canada and with natural light.

The cost of these session is £10 or £8 for students and concessions paid via PayPal to lifedrawing.plus@gmail.com or this link :

I hope you like the proposals and to see you next week

Àgata Alcañiz
Life Drawing+
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Life Drawing for public and private groups 

Up & Running **including Sundays**

You all might know that our Tuesdays sessions have been successfully running online for a month. They are fun and a good way to relax doing what we love doing : drawing. So we’ve decided to carry on running with our Life Drawing sessions every last Sunday of the month to enjoy of long poses.

Our next Sunday will be the 26th of April. Notice we’ve changed times so we’ll be starting at 3pm and Finish by 5.30pm. Poses will range from 2min to 45min and the model is still to be confirmed.

Oil Painting by artist and one of our regulars Niki Duffey developed from a sketch he made in one of our Tuesday’s streamed LIVE online sessions.

B E G I N N E R S . W E L C O M E

You can come alone, with friends or family as long as you ALL stay at home. You’ll only need a computer or tablet with good internet connection. It’s simple to set you up.

The class will be £10 and paid via Paypal to lifedrawing.plus@gmail.com.

We’ll be sending the INSTRUCTIONS on how to via email once we receive payment. If you do not do PayPal, or are a student or concessions, give us a shout to give you alternatives at agataalcaniz@iCloud.com.

I hope you like the idea. Here some images of our group on Tuesdays and the amazing artwork produced by our regulars and the new comers.

Hopefully see you there

Àgata Alcañiz
Facebook : @lifedrawingplus
Instagram @life_drawing_plus

Portrait by Wayne Smith, one of our regulars, made in our last Tuesday’s streamed LIVE online session.
Illustration made by artist and one of our regulars Jose Luis Tejero in our last Tuesday’s streamed LIVE online session.

If you want to see more visit our social media

Facebook : @lifedrawingplus and Instagram @life_drawing_plus

I see you on Tuesdays

It’s been fantastic to see everyone, and meet new people, at our virtual life drawing classes.

So we’ve decided to run them weekly every Tuesday 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

If you want to join us one Tuesday just book before the class begins. Be aware that we’ll be closing bookings 30min before we start. If its your first time, we advise you to book at least one day in advance, as we need to send you instructions on how to set you up. Don’t worry. It’s easy as pie!

Classes are £6 and paid always using this PayPal link, which booking date I’ll change every week:

Contact me if you don’t use PayPal at agataalcaniz@iCloud.com or you are a student or concessions.

B E G I N N E R S . A R E . W E L C O M E
You just need to stay home, and a computer or tablet with a good Internet connection.
You can come alone, with friends or family, as long as everyone stays in their own house. Our model will also pose for us from home!

Here the structure of our classes :
7.15pm – doors open
7.30pm – drawing short poses
8.15pm – BREAK & SOCIAL
8.45 – drawing long poses
9.30pm – Class ends
9.30pm – SOCIAL until late
See you one of these Tuesdays
Life Drawing+


lifedrawing #lifedrawingonline #lifedrawingLIVE #lifedrawingstream #lifedrawingmanchester

This Tuesday!

After a first go last Saturday night, we’ve decided to stream LIVE our life drawing sessions every Tuesday as usual.

L E T ‘ s . K E E P . I T . U P !

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W E E K L Y . T U E S D A Y . C L A S S
7 .3 0 pm – 9 . 3 0 pm
doors open 7 . 1 5 pm
social afterwards – people can leave and come back at any time

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Every week, I’ll send a new PayPal link, or our bank details for
those without PayPal, and I’ll send you instrutions on how to set you up and afterwards just a link to enter the virtual class.

Here the PayPal link for this Tuesday is :

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L O O K . A T . U S . L A S T . S A T U R D A Y !

B R I L L !

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A M A Z I N G . D R A W I N G S

by Len Grant

by Sam Taylor

by Victoria Mironenko

by David Guthrie

by Alison Scott

by Lizzie Randall

by Orrie Appell

F A N T A S T I C !

I hope to see you soon

Keep well, with a loving spirit and a clear mind

Àgata Alcañiz
Graphic Design
Life Drawing+

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Life Drawing online & LIVE

You told us to carry on with the life drawing sessions some how, in this time in which we all need solidarity isolation, and here we go, we’ve organised a session for this Saturday 19th of March 8pm-10pm. We could not go without a week with one of our most loved events!

So, all you need to do in order to come to this on-line live drawing class is your comuputer or tablet. We won’t only be able to draw from the model but also to see and talk to each other. We’ll be able to see people’s drawings at the end of the session as ususal. Really? Yes, really.

The model will be Ruth

The cost of the session is £6 and paid via this PayPal link :


We’ll be sending instructions to everyone who books on how to get you started. It’s easy peasy. Because of this reason we’ll close bookings 1 hour before the start of the event. If for whatever reason, we needed to cancel, don’t worry, we’ll refund you in full straight away.

Bring your own wine and beers. You can come dressed up if you want 😀

We’ll see you there!

and remember …

A L L . W E L C O M E !

Beginers, artists and all in between!


Sunday : Drawing a young couple

You might have heard that we are having a young couple posing for our long poses session this Sunday 1st of March in our beautiful Studio Bee from 12pm-3pm.

If you would like to come for this special session, please, book in advance. It’s £16 if you pay befor this Friday using this PayPal’s link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SDBGU842GCTF4

Otherwise it would be £18 on the door.

I hope you can make it


Happy Drawing 2020!

If I haven’t seen you yet, happy new year 2020. I mean … in 2019 incredible things happened in Studio Bee. We got performing a flamenco dancer, a cople of Mayan men and the best performance so far by transgeder Joy Hateley. Some people tells me that it would be difficult to beat some of these event but I don’t think so 😉 hahhaha! I don’t need a granma as they say hahhahah!

I do not want to say much, as I like going with the flow … but ideas … quite a few !

Last Sunday of last year we run a session I had being meaning to run for a long time and it was a success. The session was run in complete darkness in ATMA, the club below Studio Bee, with just a spot light on the model. People had to come with head torches, bike lights or the like to illuminate their paper or canvases, a bit like recreating old master painters such as Rembrandt, which dark self-portraits he’s famous for. Well, people has asked me to repeat this experience and this will happen on the last Sunday of January.

If interested, bring your favourite paints, inks, charcoals and don’t forget, obviously, a little light. Basic materials and light refreshments wll be provided too. If interested, please, book in advance via the PayPal’s link below. It is just £16 if you pay before Thursday 23rd of January and, afterwards, £18 paid on the door.

I’ll be running long poses sessions every last Sunday of the month as well as Tuesdays for short poses, so if I do not see in this occassion I see you sometime.

Wishing you all the best and a happy drawing 2020


B L U R R E D . I D E N T I T I E S

This December we’ll be exploring those bodies which gender is undefined. Because these people are also people and should have the same rights than straight people have; because these people deserve the same respect than everybody else; Life Drawing+ has invited them to be themselves and tell their stories in Studio Bee.

B E G I N N E R S . W E L C O M E

Everyone is welcome to enjoy these life drawing sessions with a warm mulled wine in our hands. Materials are provided as well as the light refreshments. Cost £12 or £10 students and concessions all icluded

T U E S D A Y . 1 0 t h . D E C
model : Mona
Mona style is rooted in teenage angst, though her roots have been snatch from the earth, bleaches, pruned, and transplaneted so many times, it doen’t matter who she used to be.

T U E S D A Y . 1 7 t h . D E C
performer : Joey Hateley or Gender Jocker
artistic director of TransAction, Joey is a trans-feminist experimental theatre practitioner, who creates cross-cultural performance work focused on identity, diversity, inclusion and empowerment.

7.15pm – 9.45pm
Studio Bee
14-16 Farday Street
NM Manchester
M1 1BE

The studio is a bit tricky to find if your first time. It’s at the top floor above The Peer Hat bar.

D A R K . M A T T E R S . III . D R A W I N G . R I T U A L . M A Y A

This will be the 3rd of our Dark Matters life drawing series. It would never was gonna to happen if I had not seen a couple of Mayans walking in the streets of Manchester last week. They are from Chiapas and though they speak Spanish their main language is K’iche. This is the Bat language, they told me, one among the different 30 Mayan languages in the American continent. It is a language that is based on a culture around darkness, a culture that like the bats, can see in the dark. It explores the underworld in order to understand the superworld. As they say, we are only in this world for tiny fraction of time …

@Ritual Maya are a collective of musicians, singers and dancers that take their own culture to create performances. We are collaborating together to bring a session where performance will creat space for people to draw their incredible indian American bodies with their so characteristic face and hair features and tattoos, jewellery, masks, their ancient instruments and ropes.

B E G I N N E R S . W E L C O M E
Come alone, with friends or family.
Materials and light refreshments provided.
T U E S D A Y . 3rd . D E C
Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday St
Top floor above the Peer Hat bar, entrance by the alleyway
£12/£10 – all included and paid on arrival

See you there
Àgata Alcañiz
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