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 Hot Pot 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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N E W . G A S . H E A T E R

H O  H O  H O  H O

Santa Claus brought us a gas heater in Studio Bee and now the studio is very warm !!! Thank you so much Santa !

A N D . W H A T . A . M O D E L . T O N I G H T !

Khurram Yaseen is from Pakistan and is a professional fashion model. We’ve never had a Pakistan model as they are very difficult to get them engaged in life drawing.  He also has such a worked out body so will be good to draw such muscles.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Feel free to come with a friend. Materials, wine and tapas provided.

All for £10 or £8 students and concessions

Every Tuesday 7.30pm – 9.30pm


Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday Alleyway
M1 1BE
Top floor of redbrick mill
by the Peer Hat bar


Life Drawing+ Sessions Christmas Gift

A couple of people have approached me saying that they would like to give to a member of their family and a friend some paid Life Drawing+ sessions as a Christmas present, therefore, I have created a Christmas Gift voucher they can print. I can also adapt it to anyone needs, adding the name of the recipient, the wished number of sessions or make it as a birthday card.

Get in touch if interested or, please, feel free to share this post to anyone you think might like to give such a special present.


I use this space to remind everyone that the sessions are now closed and we’ll be open again on Tuesday 9th of February.


Have a nice entrance of the winter season