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An introduction to Life Drawing



An Introduction to Life Drawing


Always wanted to have a go but worried that you wouldn’t be good enough.  If so, this is the workshop for you!


Drawing from the human form is a time-honoured, traditional skill; it is also a surprisingly mindful experience.  This full day workshop is designed for complete beginners but also caters for those with some drawing experience who wish to develop their skills further.

You will draw a range of poses from a professional nude life model throughout the day and learn how to plan, measure and refine your drawings using the sight-size method. Donna will be on hand to support you as you tackle each drawing, and you will be able to see real improvements in your work by the end of the day. The techniques that you learn during the workshop can be applied to all aspects of drawing whether that might be a portrait, landscape or still-life piece that you want to create elsewhere.


Who is this workshop for:

  • Complete beginners to life drawing.
  • Those who want to improve their current drawing ability.
  • Those who want some tutored experience before joining a regular life drawing group.
  • A-Level students who wish to include life drawing as part of their portfolio. This aspect is particularly useful if applying for Art and Design related courses including Architecture. 


What’s included:

  • All drawing materials and tuition needed for the day.
  • Drawing boards to work on.
  • Tea, Coffee & Cake
  • Free Parking.
  • 10% off purchases of full price fabric, haberdashery or patterns made on the day at the Sew Me Something shop 
  • 10% off purchases made in our lovely on site cafe, The Makers Kitchen.
  • 10% off future workshop bookings made on the day you are attending one

What you need to bring:

  • An apron, or clothes that you don’t mind getting charcoal on.
  • Wear layers as the room will be warm for the nude model.
  • Please note this workshop is only suitable for adults and children of 16 years or over.


Tutor: Donna Trim


“Everything begins with drawing”.

Donna Trim is a local Fine Artist and tutor who has been teaching drawing and painting for over 20 years. She is passionate about the benefits of drawing, particularly from life, to improve all aspects of one’s art practice. Her workshops are accessible to all, relaxed, friendly, supportive and always delivered with a great sense of humour.

Important info:

*Please note we can only run this workshop if we have a minimum of 4 attendees, if this number is not reached we will ask to transfer you to the next available date

*All workshops are non refundable unless cancelled by us, please ensure you can attend the date you are booking

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