Cardiff Life Drawing classes are run by Turnip Starfish. This taught life drawing class is for individuals at any level who want to push their drawing skills.
This taught life drawing class will start with a small drawing demonstration exploring drawing structure and anatomy by respected drawing lecturer Nick Price. In this class you will be drawing a nude model. You will do a mixture of quick, mid length and long drawing poses. There will be a mixture of basic drawing materials and paper available, though you are encouraged to bring your own materials.
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Who is this class for?
• Level 3 and A level art students
• University students that plan to enter the Creative Industries
• Professional artists and animators
• Adult art enthusiasts
Director of animation at Turnip Starfish Nick Price has been a guest speaker and lecturer at numerous colleges and universities across the UK. He has also taught drawing and animation at several animation companies across Wales. Nick is a specialist in drawing for animation and has taught numerous young people that have gone on to work as illustrators and animators in the Creative Industries including Disney, Aardman Animations, Tiger Aspect and Ubisoft Entertainment to name but a few.
These workshops successfully exhibit the ability to engage, communicate, educate and inspire young people.
Peter Hodges, Head of Division, Faculty of Creative Industries, University of South Wales.
Once again your drawing lesson was a huge success and its effect on the students learning was quite clear.
Ian Burgum. Course leader. L3 BTEC Art & Design Extended Diploma. Coleg y Cymoedd
Life Drawing is a must! Nick was super brilliant.
Katherine Keeble-Buckle. Lecturer in Art & Design. Cardiff and Vale College
The feedback that we had from the students was fantastic. They also commented on the teaching and said that they enjoyed your energetic approach to working. The work that they have produced will not only be valuable for the portfolio but for improving their drawing skills.
Jessica Roberts. Lecturer in Art & Design. Coleg y Cymoedd
Click one of the dates below to book onto a class.
See what other people said about our workshops on our Testimonials page.
We are really excited to announce that we are running a NEW weekly Life Drawing session on Tuesday evenings 7pm to 9pm. We will be looking at all aspects of figure drawing including drawing structures, anatomy, hands, feet and faces, plus explore tone, form, rhythm and markmaking. You can now book for the term or individual sessions that suit your needs... MORE
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Free drawing session at National Dance Company Wales
I have just been sent a lovely message on Face book.
"Hello! I thought your members might be interested in a free event to sketch professional contemporary dancers as they warm up for the day, here's a free session ahead of National Dance Company Wales performing in Cardiff on 1-2 May"
Get a unique behind-the-scenes look at how dancers prepare just hours before a show. You can observe, sketch, record and photograph the ballet or contemporary class, giving you a glimpse into NDCWales life.
Perfect for dance students, artists, photographers and anyone interested in peeking behind the curtain. Expand your portfolio, practice drawing from movement or just observe with interest.
Watch Dance Class is free to attend.
New Venue for Cardiff Life Drawing !
Have you seen our amazing new venue for Cardiff Life Drawing?
We have had some problems behind the scenes with the old venue for this activity. So we have decided to move to a fabulous new venue. From now on we will be holding Cardiff Life Drawing at the Clayton Hotel.
Clayton Hotel Cardiff, St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GD.
Perfectly situated at the top of St Marys Street, this four-star hotel is literally a one-minute walk from Cardiff Central Train Station. We will have a bigger room. The venue also has a bigger screen from which we can teach. In the room you will have access to free still and sparkling water, plus free WiFi. There is a beautiful bar on the 1st floor where you can purchase tea and coffee or pre-book lunch and enjoy the view of the city. MORE
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