Life Drawing Classes + Courses in Leeds
At the Drawing Club we offer untutored weekly life drawing classes and fully tutored life drawing courses throughout the year. We specialise in creating a space, atmosphere and a high level of hospitality that allows you to take that time for yourself, relax and draw.
We have re-opened our classes at Meanwood Road and Cafe 164.
We will comply with Gov guidelines to maintain social distancing between people, and a best practice of hygiene to enable our artists and life models to confidently enjoy a life drawing class in the safest way possible.
This means operating a reduced class size to maintain distancing, and some changes to the parts of our classes which usually involve interactions between people.
Please visit the bookings page for the timetable.
We are Leeds Drawing Club
- We offer untutored weekly life drawing classes and fully tutored life drawing courses throughout the year.
- We specialise in creating a space, atmosphere and hospitality that allows you to take that time for yourself, to relax and be creative.
- We are the original untutored life drawing sessions in Leeds, and have run classes and workshops in and around Leeds since 2007.
- We know that drawing is good for you and are strong advocates of drawing as a positive mental health benefit.
- We welcome artists, creatives, students, anyone who loves to draw and who understands the benefits of getting your sketch on, on a regular basis.
- We also welcome beginners / those brand new to drawing for which we recommend our Tutored Course.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it all work?
At our Studio, we run untutored Daytime and Evening classes every Wednesday.
At Café 164 we run the classes once or twice a month on Thursdays.
Head over to the bookings page where you will see all classes listed, at both our Studio and Leeds City centre venues. Simply click on the date you want to come and follow the booking instructions.
*Please note the sessions are non-refundable / transferable!*
How are the sessions structured?
3 x 10 minute poses
90 minutes 1 single pose
90 minutes 1 single pose
3 x 10 minutes
1 x 20 minutes
tea and biscuits
1 x 40 minutes
Are materials provided?
We provide paper, charcoal and pencils, and we have easels and drawing boards. All materials are included in the price, with the option to purchase additional materials from our shop. You are also welcome to bring your own materials. Please note that solvent based paints / thinners are not permitted in the studio. If you wish to paint on the longer sessions, please bring water based / non solvent painting materials.
I’m a school student (under 18) – can I come?
Absolutely, school students aged 16 and over can come to the sessions.
I’m a life model, and I want to model for your sessions – how do I apply?
We are not currently looking for models, but please feel free to fill in an application form if you want, just in case.
The Session I want to come to is fully booked – is there a waiting list?
Send us an email to be notified of any cancellations for a fully booked session that you’d like to attend. This is operated on a first come, first served basis.
Do you do private group bookings?
Private tutored drawing classes for individuals and groups of up to 15 – yes, please contact us for a bespoke price.
Hen / Stag parties – no
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept Paypal / Stripe for all classes booked online. You can also book and pay for a class at the studio, where we accept card payments and cash.
I’ve booked a session but I can no longer attend, can I get a refund or roll it over to another session?
All individual sessions are non-refundable and non transferable to another day, so please take this into account when booking a class! This applies to every class and course we offer.
Is there parking available?
There is free on street parking on either side of the building on a first-come first-served basis.
I’ve never done life drawing before – can I still come?
Of course! Beginners are most welcome to the weekly untutored life drawing classes. We also offer a beginners course for those who are new to life drawing, which runs throughout the year.
Drawing Club HQ
232 Meanwood Road
Our main drawing studio is located on the 2nd floor at 232 Meanwood Road. Free parking is available here on a first-come, first-served basis.Read More
City Centre Drawing Club
Cafe 164, Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds LS9 8AG
For our sessions in Leeds, we draw in the central exhibition space of Cafe 164, Munro House. Entrance is through Cafe 164's usual entrance. Doors open 6pm.Read More
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