Untutored Life Drawing Session – Autumn Term

Untutored Life Drawing Session - Autumn Term

Life drawing is one of my favourite past times. Forget mindfullness and meditation – life drawing is the thing to do for creative-types looking to find their inner peace!

So come join us for 2 1/2 hours of untutored life drawing bliss.

We provide the model, the studio and space – you bring your creative magic!

For these untutored life drawing sessions we will be drawing one life model, typically starting with short poses that increase in duration as the session progresses. Maybe a few 3 minutes poses to start, some 5 to 10 minute poses and then onto longer 20-30 minute poses. You can book onto all five sessions or pay as you go (assuming all the spaces haven’t sold out).

Term Dates and Times

Classes will take place on Tuesday mornings, between 2pm – 4.30pm ​

New Year Term – 10 Week Term dates:

  1. 16th January
  2. 23rd January
  3. 30th January
  4. 6th February
  5. 20th February
  6. 27th February
  7. 5th March
  8. 12th March
  9. 19th March
  10. 26th March

We will have no more than 14 students drawing at a time – using a mixture of easels, chairs and drawing boards. NB Chairs and easels will be reserved for students who have paid for all five sessions, the remaining places will be up for grabs on a first come, first served basis (You MUST book your sessions prior to the day). We recommend that you bring your own drawing tools and materials, but basic drawing materials and paper will be available for you to use too (NB there will be a small surcharge for sheets of paper).


We LOVE how Tuesdays have become our Life Drawing days! Jo Harris runs her fabulous tutored life drawing sessions on Tuesday mornings and then in the afternoons, she is running a more advanced 5-week life drawing course for those who have done her beginners course and are looking to take their practise further. These will alternate between these untutored sessions – giving those who attended Jo’s course the opportunity to put into practise what you have learnt the week before. If you don’t join Jo for her class, then this is simply your opportunity to have a biweekly dose of life drawing!

Even if life drawing isn’t your artistic medium of choice, the act of regularly putting pencil to paper will enhance many aspects of your creative pursuits. And yet, many people don’t draw because self-doubt tells them they can’t. This is such a waste! Whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced artist, we guarantee that if you show up and draw every week, you will get better, it’s just a case of showing up and putting in the hours!

This session includes:

  • A two and a half untutored life drawing session
  • Working from a life model who will pose for varying, increasing lengths of time
  • Relaxed & inspiring space to work for every student
  • Basic drawing materials provided (i.e. charcoal, pencils and rubbers) – with a small surcharge for sheets of paper

Suitable for?

Anyone, regardless of experience – though we do ask for 14 years old+ though. Please note that the life model will be undressed throughout the class.

What is included in the price?

  • Use of the studio (2pm-4:30pm)
  • A life model
  • Tea, coffee, biscuits
  • Drawing materials: Charcoal, Pencils, Graphite sticks & Erasers
  • Easels, drawing boards and chairs
  • Use of a beautiful purpose-built art studio
  • Beautiful countryside setting

This course is for you if:

  • You want to draw with more confidence and practise life drawing at your own pace
  • You want to improve your observational skills
  • You want to improve your own artistic practise (even if you normally create in an entirely different medium entirely)
  • You want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in a fun, creative environment
  • You love creativity

Beyond this session

There are opportunities to get more tutored life drawing sessions at the studio. Jo Harris teaches some fabulous courses throughout the year here as well as fabulous online sesssions. Jake Spicer also teaches here each year and he has also written a number of excellent, highly acclaimed and accessible books about drawing if you wish to study his methods further.

Need accommodation?

If you are travelling from further afield and would like to stay in the area for your visit then have a look at our recommended list of local B&Bs and hotels.

£17 for the session, including life models, basic materials, easels, drawing boards, tea, coffee and biscuits

You can either sign up for this individual session or sign up for all 5 of the untutored sessions.

(NB Those who sign up for all five sessions will have an easel or chair reserved for them to use).

Complete the booking form (top right of your screen, or scroll down if you’re on a mobile).

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