D R A W I N G . A N O T H E R . C O N C E R T – a bassoon player

There we go again!

Be ready to listen the sounds of a bassoon, played by Linton Wesley Stephens, and capture the music.

Linton studied at the Northern Royal College of Music and he’s offered to play and pose for us. He’ll come with two costumes, one for the first part of the session and other for the last part after the break.

This live concert and drawing session is for the same price £10/£8 including materials, wine and tapas.

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

Tuesday 15th of May
at Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday Alleyway
M1 1BE


Linton is the player in the middle of this photograph.

Below some work made at the last session in which we draw fingerstyle guitarrist Alastair MacDonnald who was superb!



D R A W I N G . A . L I V E . C O N C E R T

We are so priveledge to have tonight a fingerstyle guitarrist playing for us live at Life Drawing+ in Studio Bee. His name is Alastair Macdonald and he’ll be playing in a suit for the first part and with jeans and shirt in the second half, standing up or sitting down.

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

Materials, wine & tapas included and all for the same price…£10/£8

This is unique and would be so special.

Alastair has played music of one kind or another for as long as he can remember but it was after attending a workshop with fingerstyle guitar legends Andy McKee and Don Ross that things started getting serious (read: obsessive). After learning various fingerstyle techniques and grooves from Don, Andy and later Thomas Leeb, Jon Gomm, Mike Dawes, Petteri Sariola and Clive Carroll, Al has been seen performing around Manchester as part of the ‘Out of the box’ trio and as a solo performer


7.30pm – 9.30pm

Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday Alleyway
M1 1BE

D R A W I N G . M U S I C

This month of May we are running at Life Drawing+ our special sessions DRAWING MUSIC as an incredible exercise for drawing movement from dancers and musicians live performances as well as drawing still poses.

Here the programme!

C O N T E M P O R A R Y . D A N C E – tuesday 1st May – next week! with Betts Corrigan
F I N G E R S T Y L E . G U I T A R – tuesday 8th May
with Alastair Macdonald
B E L L Y . D A N C E – tuesday 22nd May
with @bellydancemaya
C L A R I N E T – – tuesday 29th May
with Sergio Castelló López – Principal Clarinet of the Hallé Orchestra – TBC

Beginners welcome – material provided – as well as wine & tapas in the break £10/£8 all included

Studio Bee
14-16 Faraday Alleyway
M1 1BE
Looking forward to this!



Life Drawing+ Spanish Paella & wine

This time of the year!

Life Drawing+ Spanish paella & wine
Sunday 6th of May
at Studio Bee
includes basic materials, seafood or vegan paella, mediterranean salad, catalan bread, tea, coffee and biscuits.

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 1 hour
  • 1pm – LUNCH
  • 2PM –  2h pose (with a 10 min tea break at 3pm
  • 4pm – end

Booking in advance is essential as we need to book the studio, the model and buy all the 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 below (pay as a friend so pay pal don’t charge comission)
  • Life Drawing+ account 60419346 sort code 20-11-39,
  • or in cash in our Tuesday sessions

Full cost £30


Students and concessions £25 (includes lunch)

Lunch not included £25

Looking forward to it as always !

Àgata and Richard (the master chef)

Supermodel model

Last week we had an amazing model, Mary Alexandra. She came up with such incredible and challenging poses, which we all loved so much, that everyone got really inspired and made really good work. Below some examples.

Tomorrow Tuesday we have another very young female. She is 21 and is her first time but she’s working on poses that are inspiring too.

See you tomorrow


March Sunday Life Drawing Session Cancelled

A T T E N T I O N !
the Life Drawing+ session tomorrow at Studio Bee is cancelled. Maybe to due to the wearther no many people has booked to be able to cover the costs of hiring the studio and the model.

I’ll be going instead to the Reveal Group Exhibition in which 2 of our regulars are part of: Alison Scott and Jayne Pellington this Sunday 1pm until 3pm.

Does anyone want to join me?

The Old Parsonage
Stenner Lane
M20 2 RQ


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S C A P E . T H E . C O L D . T H I S >>>>>>> S U N D A Y

S C A P E . T H E . C O L D . T H I S . S U N D A Y
with Life Drawing+ Lancashire Hotpot (with vegan option)
11am – 4pm at Studio Bee

Cost £30 or £25 for students and concessions
and this includes basic materials, lunch and wine!

The model is a young man of ethiopian ethnic background, tall, stylist, fit and beautiful. We’ll start with very short poses to warm up to rapidly move to long poses of 30, 40 minutes long and a 2 hours and a half pose.

E V E R Y B O D Y . I S . W E L C O M E

These Sunday sessions are for those who want to relax and have a very nice day out while enjoying longer poses to study the human figure; for people who prefers working in a large scale format and more into detail whereas using pencil, charcoal or paints or just play and experiment with colours and materials. There are tables for attendants to spread their materials on and three table easels for those who haven’t their own and would like using one.

If interested, please, book in advance before Saturday and let us know if you want the vegan or non vegan Lancashire hotpot. Both will be served with pickled red cabbage but the vegan dish will be made of pearl barley, parsnip, carrot and potato and the non vegan will be cooked with lamb, kidneys and also carrots and potatoes. You are welcome to bring your own food. In that case, the price is £25.

Please, pay via PayPal (as friend so we don’t pay commission) or via Life Drawing+ account 60419346 sort code 20-11-39.

Full cost £30

Students and concessions £25

No lunch £25

We look forward to enjoy this day with you

Àgata and Richard (the chef)

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