Note: The remaining sessions of 2018 are cancelled due to roadworks on Pollard St, they will be back in the New Year when the roadworks are finished.
Life drawing with poses running for the whole session run every other Monday during term time, alternating with the Open Portrait Sessions.
The long poses give you a chance to take your work further and the time available make the sessions well suited to painting. Customised easels with a drawing board and a tray for your materials are provided as well as seated positions if you’d rather work sitting down. The studio also has specially designed lighting to give everyone a great working environment.
The life drawing sessions are not taught although there is always friendly advice on hand if you’d like a bit of help or feedback. All you need bring along is whatever you want to work with and lots of enthusiasm.
We usually start with a few very short poses as a warm up before we start on one pose for the rest of the evening. The studio is open from 6:00pm if you want to arrive early to get set up. That way you can start the session in the right frame of mind and get the most out of the evening.
One of the goals of Northern Realist is to create a hub of like minded artists to meet, swap ideas and see different techniques being used while pushing their own abilities. The open drawing sessions offer a great way to do this.
Everyone is welcome regardless of whether you study at Northern Realist. If you are interested in studying at Northern Realist, Monday sessions are a great opportunity to see the studio and get idea of what’s on offer.
Spaces are limited so advanced booking on Eventbrite is recommended, click on the dates below to book
Open Life Drawing sessions – Essential Info & Booking
Hours: Mondays 18:30 – 21:30
Location: Northern Realist Studio, Unit 403 AWOL Studios, Pollard St, Manchester, M4 7JA
Directions on the contact page