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.



Opportunity. Are you the best amateur artist?

The BBC are producing a new series for BBC One which will see amateur artists being mentored by some of the leading names in visual art.  School of Art is a primetime series scheduled for later this year and the BBC is looking for anyone with a huge talent and enormous potential to apply. (The deadline is 10th June)

The programme is open to anyone who over 16 and a resident in the UK and we would be incredibly grateful if you could pass on, share via Facebook, or tweet our details to anyone who this may be of interest to.

Details can be found at

Please also find attached an application form which can be forwarded and returned to




Solo exhibition of one of our members!

Alison Scott has come to our sessions for many years now. Seeing her work developing over time has being fantastic. She’s just making fenomenal drawings, paintings and prints. We really love and really enjoy your work Alison!


The Moments in Between
by Alison Scott
Dover Gallery – Farfield Mill – art, craft and heritage centre – Sedbugh – Lake District.
12 May to 8 June 2016, daily 10.30 – 4.30
A colourful and entertaining exhibition by Manchester and Salford based painter and printmaker Alison Scott: this is about ordinary people coming or going, waiting and whiling away time. The characters are caught in moments between events – moments that are often more valuable than the things that happen in life. These people may be a little odd but they are also oddly familiar. Come and meet them and enjoy their stories, thoughts, wishes and dreams. They will make you smile.
Farfield  Mill
Garsdale Road,
LA10 5LW
015396 21958
for more info contact:



Every Tuesday in May we’ll have a series of black models, male and female.

We’ll carry on with the traditional life drawing setting in a relaxed atmosphere to study the naked figure. Poses will run from 5 to 20 minutes and paper and pencils will be provided along with wine and light snacks.

Come alone or bring your friends. Everyone is welcome to attend, from people who’d like to try for the first time to professional artists and all in between.

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

Cost £8/£6

Studio Bee is in the top floor of the redbrick mill in the tiny alleway behind the HULA bar in Stevenson Square, M1 1B. You’ll see a poster of the drawing sessions on the door. Come upstairs!


Incredible session drawing bands and the amazing atmosphere at Sounds From The Other City IN Salford. Give the opportunity to people to draw and people will just goes for it! And what a collection. More than 20 artworks!