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Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Weekend Online Workshop | Introduction to Life Drawing


[ Online Workshop )

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Keen to develop and grow your life drawing skills? This in-depth 2-day weekend workshop is the perfect chance to focus your energy and attention on growing your skills under the guidance of experienced teacher Jake Spicer.


Over two days, we will explore the connection between drawing as a physical, embodied process and the subject of the online life model, using works from Pallant House Gallery as our reference.

We will start on the Friday evening with a friendly, introductory session and some communal drawing exercises to help us warm up. The following two days will alternate between on-screen demonstrations from Jake Spicer and drawing from an unclothed model, posing live over Zoom. You will receive direct feedback and support from the tutor during this session.

The workshop is perfect for those with some drawing experience who are keen to develop their figure drawing. The price of the course includes materials which will be sent to you in advance. In order to facilitate this, booking closes 7 February.  Places are limited to 10 to ensure everyone will have a personalised experience.



11th – 13th February

Friday:   7-8pm

Saturday: 10am-3pm (with lunch break)

Sunday: 10am-3pm (with lunch break)


Materials included:

  • A3 spiral bound Sketchbook
  • Medium willow Charcoal
  • 3B, 6B Pencils
  • Sharpener
  • Plastic eraser
  • Unipin Fineliner pen (0.5mm)

You are welcome to use your own materials as well and we recommend larger paper if you have access to a larger drawing board, paper and an easel.



Jake Spicer drawing at an easel

Jake Spicer

Jake Spicer is a passionate advocate of drawing as a tool for social change, communication, and investigation. He is head tutor of the independent drawing school Draw Brighton, co-director of the Drawing Circus and has written a series of bestselling books on drawing including his most recent title ‘Figure Drawing’.

Alongside teaching, Jake writes books about drawing, including his recently published, Figure Drawing; a monthly article for Artist & Illustrators magazine and he lectures on the applications of drawing as a tool for communication, artmaking and as a vehicle for social good. He is also undertaking a long term study into the fundamental processes of drawing.

In the past he has worked with The National Portrait Gallery, Daily Life Ltd, ITV, BBC, Brighton University, The Big Draw, Art Macabre, BHCC, The Old Market Theatre, The Sallis Benney Theatre, The Entente, Creative Futures, The Pantry Project, Brighton & Hove Museums and RAM.

With his knowledge and passion, you will learn a lot in a short period and gain confidence in your figure drawing ability.

Visit: or follow @jakespicerart.