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Independent Life Drawing


Independent Life Drawing

Independent Life Drawing is just that – we provide the studio, the model and the easel so you can book dates when it suits you to practice your life drawing in a supportive environment.

There is no formal tutor, but with support and ideas from other group members you will pick up new skills and techniques, through quick sketches and longer poses. These sessions are perfect for beginners, intermediates and those looking to get more drawing in their lives.

Summer term dates:
Wednesday 1 May 2024, 6-8pm
Wednesday 29 May 2024, 6-8pm

Wednesday 5 June 2024, 6-8pm

Wednesday 12 June 2024, 6-8pm

Wednesday 19 June 2024, 6-8pm

Wednesday 3 July 2024, 6-8pm

Wednesday 10 July 2024, 6-8pm

Wednesday 17 July 2024, 6-8pm

Wednesday 24 July 2024, 6-8pm

Wednesday 31 July 2024, 6-8pm

Sessions will then resume in the autumn term after the summer break.

Jeremy Webster, Deputy Director of Attenborough Arts Centre, usually attends the sessions to set the poses. He has practised art for over 30 years and his passion for drawing and painting is contagious.

Please note only newsprint is provided - you must bring all your own drawing materials, papers etc.

If you are looking for a tutored life drawing class, why not try our NEW Weekly Life Drawingpay-as-you-go classes on Friday evenings, 6.30-8.30pm? Experienced artist and tutor Scott Bridgwood will lead each class, with live model and all materials provided.

Participants must be aged 18+.


We aim to make all our sessions as accessible as possible and carers/PAs are very welcome - just remember to book their free place when you book your session. If you'd like to talk to us in advance of booking or attending your sessions to discuss your access needs, our Box Office team is here to help! Email, pop in or call, open 7 days a week.

We have four blue badge parking spaces outside Attenborough Arts Centre, plus double yellow line roadside parking very close to the building for blue badge holders for up to three hours if our parking spaces are occupied.

Free parking for all customers is available after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in the University of Leicester car park next door to Attenborough Arts Centre on Lancaster Road. The closest public car park for parking at all other times is Victoria Park, 5-10 minutes walk from us.

Please ensure that you agree to our updated Terms & Conditions before booking as courses/workshops are non-refundable in some circumstances.

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Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester, Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA

Tel: 01162 522455

Opening Times

Independent Life Drawing (17 July 2024)
Independent Life Drawing (24 July 2024)
Independent Life Drawing (31 July 2024)



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