Drawing Club by Leeds Life Drawing | Drawing Sessions and Classes in Leeds

Welcome to The Drawing Club


Drawing Club offers tutored and untutored life drawing classes and workshops for all abilities, weekly and one off-events are available to book.

We draw at two locations – our main studio is at 232 Meanwood Road, while our city centre venue is at Cafe 164, both in Leeds.

What’s Included

Basic materials of a board, paper, charcoal and pencils are provided but you are welcome to bring your own materials.

Untutored Drawing Sessions start at £9 each for one session. To view the full programme of workshops and classes (both tutored and untutored) please visit the Timetable page.

Drawing is Good for You!

Since 2007, Leeds Drawing Club has run life drawing sessions in and around Leeds.

Whether you are a beginner, an artist, a student or simply a creative person, you will always be welcome at the Drawing Club.

Our main drawing studio is located on the 2nd floor at 232 Meanwood Road, Leeds LS7 2AH. Free parking is available here, on a first come, first served basis.

For our sessions in Leeds, we draw in the central exhibition space of Cafe 164, which is situated in Munro House, on Duke Street, LS9 8AG.

You can view both locations on the map at the bottom of this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own materials?

Yes! We provide basic drawing materials – paper, charcoal, pencils and chalk, but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

I’ve never done life drawing before – can I still come?

Absolutely! Beginners are most welcome. We offer a beginners course for those who are new to life drawing.

I’m a school student (under 18) – can I come?

Absolutely, school students aged 16 and over can come to the sessions.

I want to be a life model, how do I become one?

We do not train or advise people on how to become life models.

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.

I’ve booked a session but I can no longer attend, can I get a refund or roll it over to another session?

Unfortunately all individual sessions are non-refundable and non transferable.


How are the sessions structured?

It is 2 hours of drawing, split into a series of poses, each lasting between 10 and 20 minutes long. We have a break partway through the session.

Whats the difference between an individual session and a block booking?

An individual session is for one 2 hour session, at £8.50. These are for people who prefer to take it week by week or for first timers who are not sure if they want to commit to a whole term of drawing.

A block booking is for the entire term, for people who definitely want to come to all the available sessions during that period. With this option, one session is free.

What if I want to come to 3 sessions, rather than a whole term?

Then just book yourself 3 x individual sessions.

Whats methods of payment do you accept?

We accept paypal and bank transfers for all classes booked online. You can also book and pay for a class at the studio, where we accept card payments and cash.

Anything else?

The information above should answer any queries you have. If not, please feel free to contact us.

Get In Touch

If you have a query about our sessions or anything else please get in touch using the form below.

You can also keep up to date with what’s happening via Twitter and Instagram.


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Where We Draw

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.

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City Centre Drawing Club

The Gallery at 164, Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds LS9 8AG

For our sessions in Leeds, we draw in the central exhibition space of The Gallery at 164. It's about a 10 minute walk from the train station, there is metered parking nearby.

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