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Life Drawing (12-week evening course, flexible)

  • Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall The Square, Yardley Hastings Northampton, England, NN7 1EU United Kingdom (map)

Have you been wanting to give Life Drawing a try? Or is it something you used to do but haven’t done for ages? It can be pretty daunting starting Life Drawing Classes but at Yardley Arts the classes are friendly, open and fun.

The course is suitable for both total beginners and those with some experience (aged 16 years and above).

The 12 sessions which run on Tuesdays from 23 April combine some teaching and exercises with individual feedback and opportunities for discussion. Each session will contain a particular lesson, theme, set of exercises or discussion, with a variety of experienced male and female models. (See full description of each week below.)

You can choose to follow the exercises or draw independently. Materials and paper are provided along with boards, easels (or chairs) and clips. Do bring your favourite drawing materials and a sketch book if you prefer.

The course is led by Sara Myers. For more information, go to:

Dates and times

Summer term. Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm, starting 23 April and ending on 16 July 2019.


This course operates on a flexible voucher system: £140 for 10 sessions, £80 for five sessions and £18 for single bookings. You can buy five or ten vouchers or pay a premium to go to single classes. The vouchers can be used for any of the sessions or shared but they wont carry over to next term. The vouchers can also be used for the untutored single poses sessions that also run once a month at Yardley Arts.

How to book

Reserve your dates in advance with Sara direct by emailing, or calling 07849 333652, or through meet up:

Booking will only be through and you will be sent a direct link after voucher purchases. Booking window closes one week before the session. We have 13 easels, thereafter chairs are available. Book early to avoid disappointment.

You can also contact Sara via her Facebook page @saramyerssculpture. She will be happy to answer any questions.

12-week plan

week 1 23 April Welcome … fun and freedom in the sketch. SHORT POSE, max 20 minutes.

week 2 30 April Line. Short exercises focusing on quality of the line.

week 3 7 May Artist. Look at and discuss the work of an artist.

week 4 14 May Long pose - single long pose for the entire session.

week 5 21 May Request time or rapid response week. An opportunity to discuss a specific topic or artist.

week 6 4 June Portraits – 2-hour portrait session. Looking at the structural planes of the head.

week 7 11 June Freeing up and stretching out. Short pose week. Maximum length of pose 20 minutes.

week 8 18 June Artist. Look at and discuss a particular artist.

week 9 25 June Review tone.

week 10 2 July Long pose - 10-minute warm up and then long pose for the rest of the session. Discussion of work during the model break.

week 11 9 July Guest tutor.

week 12 16 July Review - bring in pieces of work and an informal discussion and look at the work in the break – with cake!

If the session does not run for any reason, we will endeavour to text everyone and the voucher can then be used on another date or drop-in during the term.