DARK MATTERS : Life Drawing Sunday 24th November

For our last Sunday’s life drawing of the year we’ll be drawing in a black studio with just a spot light on the model… I advise that you bring a dark coloured paper and white and other light colours. It will be like drawing or painting the negative of a photograph. Below some examples just for some inspiration.

Rembrandt self-portrait

Poses will range from 5, 15, 45min and 1.5h. Feel free to bring your own easles and materials. We’ll have our usual white paper and pencils.

Please, if interested, book your space via this PayPal’s link. It’s £16 if paid in advanced or £18 on the door  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SDBGU842GCTF4

Hope you can make it and see you on
Sunday 24th 11am – 2pm
ATMA Studio
14-16 Faraday St
M1 1BE
Below Studio Bee


B O O M !

What’s coming this November.

T U E S D A Y . 1 2 > S E M I – N U D E
Spencer Morton is a professional fashion maverick and she’s decided to model for us a variety of poses in semi-nude style. She’s a fashion promoter, illustrator, model and much more. Here a few photos of her but more in her Instagram @gspencermorton

S U N D A Y . 2 4 > C L A S S I C A L . M A L E . F I G U R E
I’m looking for a model who can portrait some poses from the classic art world. Few candidates in mind, but I’ll announce when confirmed.

T U E S D A Y . 2 6 > M I X E D . R A C E . C O U P L E
… and what a couple. It’s not very often, and I certainly have not come across one before, that you find a mixed raced couple posing in a life drawing class. They are young, and fearless when it come to breaking with any boundary that defines a sexual partnership. If any, they like the term of Pansexuality which states “ I love you because of your personality and what’s on the inside. I do not care about your sex, gender, or physical appearance ”

Hope you can make any of these special sessions



This Halloween our life drawing session will be very special. We’ll be drawing Ginger La Rouge, a professional stage performer, whom for the first half, will be posing in a gigantic glass full of champagne and in the second half she’ll be posing with the dead… In the break we’ll be eating food and drinks typical in the night of the dead in Mexico, Catalonia and Spain. So put this in your diaries now!

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

Come alone, with friends or family. Materials are provided as well as light refreshments.

Cost £12 or £10 for students, concessions or anyone dressed up for the occasion – all included in the price and paid on arrival.

M O R E . T O . S A Y

On Sunday 27th we’ll be running a session of short and very long poses from 11am – 2pm. The poses will start with 2 x 5min ones, then 15, 45min and we’ll finish with a 1.5h pose. These are for people who might like hyper-realism and capture the lighting on the figure, or experiment with colour, mix media or large format. The model will be Becca, who has a unique body that artists love to portray.

The session is £16 – all included.

This time, booking in advance is essential. If you are coming, please, pay via PayPal using this link or in our Tuesday’s sessions


Thank you

S O . Y O U . K N O W …

Next Tuesday 22nd October, our model will be Simon, who has a shaved head. This is a great opportunity for understanding and drawing the structure of the human head.

G R E A T !

Now you know everything that is happening. Don’t tell me afterwards that you didn’t know!

Yours, always


This Sunday > life drawing at Studio Bee

A remineder that, this time, our Sunday’s life drawing for enjoying of long poses won’t be the last Sunday of the month but this 15th of September. The model is Mr. B, drawings of him you can see below.

The price for this session has gone slighly up, £16 if booked in advanced or £18 in the door.

You can book in advance via this Pay Pal link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SDBGU842GCTF4

On the door I’ll have a card reader but also change for people who prefers paying in cash.

Some basic materials will be provided, such paper and pencils, but people is welcome to bring their favourites. We’ll have tea and bisicuits as well.

Hope you can make it


Drawings below by Riff, Henry Martin, Andrew Acton, Riff again and Chi.

Life Drawing *NEWS*

Hello everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the summer whatever you are doing and whatever the weather!

Few things to say about this September and I guess one to point out is that the prices are going slighly up and … hey! hey! listen! … I now have a card reader so people, can use their cards. Obviously, people can still pay in cash.

  • Tuesdays will be £12 and £10 for students and concessions
  • Sundays will be £16 and £18 on the door.

but look at the programme we have:

D R A W I N G . A . B A L L A R I N A – Tuesday 3rd September
Ericka is from LA and is a young woman trained in ballet dance and very artistic. She’ll pose nude but perhaps with her pointed shoes and a semi-transparent fabric to help her to perform very creative poses

D R A W I N G . A . C O N T E M P O R A R Y . D A N C E R – Tuesday 24th September
Joseph Lau is Australian with an Asian ethnic background. He’s a professional dancer and as you can imagine his body is highly fit and his muscles well difined. He’s also very creative so the poses will be just different of what we are used to see in our sessions.

M I S S . I T . I F . Y O U . D A R E !

S U N D A Y . L I F E  . D R A W I N G
This time, the Sunday to enjoy of long poses won’t be the last Sunday of the month but on the 15th of September 11am-2pm. The model will be Mr. B, a real character, who people loved drawing on a Wednesday night, so I though to have him back. You can book in advance via this Pay Pal link

Remember, materials and light refreshments are provided in all sessions. We have wine, beers and tapas on Tuesdays, and tea and bicuits on Sundays. People, is of course wellcome to come with their favourite materials.

Well, here all the news for now.

See you there

Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday Street
Manchester M1 1BE

Tuesdays 7.15pm-9.45pm

Sunday Life Drawing 28th July

Hi everyone

I’ve thought in organising another Sunday for enjoying of long poses on the 28th July at Studio Bee 11am-2pm. This time the model will be a man. Let me know if you’d be interested. You can also book in advance via PayPal

Come alone, with friends or family.

Basic materials will be provided, but bring your favourites to work on your style or new materials to experiment with new avenues of creation.

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Àgata Alcañiz
Life Drawing+

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Hi everyone,

This July we’ll be exploring very different kind of bodies. I’ve invited a range of people that perhaps have never posed before but that we never have drawn these bodies in our class before neither… and what characters! All middle age to change for a while.


the last Tuesday we’ll have a middle age couple posing for us too!

Our long poses session will be the the 28th of Sunday of July 11am-2pm in Studio Bee as well. Put in your diery if interested.

Hope to see you there


Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday St
M1 1BE

Top floor above the Peer Hat with the entrence at the tiny alleyway at the back.




Sunday Life Drawing 23rd June

Hello everyone!

This time, our Life Drawing on a Sunday will be on the 23rd of June as I have a wedding in the last Sunday of the month. The model will be female as we had a male last time.

Come alone or with friends and family.

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

The session aims to:

S T A R T – 11am

2 x 5 min poses
1 x 15 min pose
1 x 45 min pose

T E A . B R E A K – 12.15pm – 12.30pm

1 x 1.5h pose

E N D – 2pm

There will be some basic materials, tea and busicuits but attendants are welcome to bring their own favourite materials and lunch. There is a microwave in the kitchen and kettle we can use.

The cost is £15 – all included

Please, to book your place, pay via the following PayPal link:


Any enquiries, please, do not hesitate in contacting me

G R E A T !

For those interested, see you there!

Studio Bee
14 – 16 Faraday St
M1 1BE
Top floor above the Peer Hat Bar with the entrance at the tiny alleyway in the back. Just come upstairs!

Àgata Alcañiz
Life Drawing+

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Life Drawing & *PARTY* !

This Tuesday 14th of May everyone is welcome to join us to:
D R A W .
E A T .
& .
D A N C E !
The model, pictured, is @azhmlife and comes from London. We’ll have Manchester based Dj Dave Ruff. There will be wine and tapas in the break, cake and cava at the end and I’ll Dj for all to DANCE until 10.30pm.
Come alone or with friends.
L E T ‘ S . G A Y !
Materials provided. .
£10/£8 all included

See you there!

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May is the month I was born and I have few presents for you.

1 . D R A W I N G . B A L L E T

There are 15 FREE tickets to sketch the rehersals of the Scottish Dance Theatre at the Lowry on Tuesday 4th of June at 12.30pm . If you are interested, just email Lottie at LBarker@scottishdancetheatre.com. First comes, first serves applies.



2 . A R E . Y O U . I N T E R E S T E D . I N . P R I N T M A K I N G ?

Our very good friends and artists from REAVEAL Printamakers have put a group exhibition on at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

They’ll be talking about the The ART of PRINTING for those who want to know more.

Should we go?

Launch – 15th May 2019 5pm – 7.30pm

Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Ends – 10th September 2019
REVEAL Printmakers are a collective of ten contemporary artists who work out of Hot Bed Press in Salford and the exhibition depicts the rapid transformation of Salford today by transforming few ideas into prints.

L E T ‘ S . G O !


3 . 1 4 T H . M A Y . 1 9 7 4

That’s when I was born! Join me next Tuesday 14th of May at Studio Bee for a life drawing with cake, cava AND new materials to experiment. I have a pack of a very nice grey paper and I’ll be getting some white pencils … If you have white pencils, this is the time to bring them and use them.

white pencils 2


Let’s celebrate !