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.



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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/takepart/bbc_painting_show

Please also find attached an application form which can be forwarded and returned to amateurartist@bbc.co.uk