In 2009 Jake Spicer set up ‘The Brighton Life Drawing Sessions’ - a weekly drop-in life class held in the corner of a small studio in New England House, Brighton, shared with a seamstress and the fledgling graphic design studio The Entente. In 2011 Jake partnered with Shelley Morrow to create ‘Draw’ and expanded into a dedicated studio running daily life classes. Since then Draw has continued to grow, with more than 1000 new people each year coming to paint, draw and print at our classes, supporting a thriving community of artists, tutors and life models; after ten years the Entente still produce of all of Draw's literature.
The programme at Draw is made up of drop-in life drawing classes (still called 'BLDS' - The Brighton Life Drawing Sessions), pre-booked workshops & courses and the year-long Draw Atelier. As well as coming to one-off workshops you can sign up to become a Draw Member and buy Drawing Passes which allow you to attend unlimited BLDS life drawing classes for 4 week, 12 week or 52 week periods. We welcome everybody at our sessions, from complete beginners to experienced artists.
The work provided through our classes help to support the creative practice of the artists who teach and life model at Draw. All of our core team and guest tutors are practicing artists - take a look at the profiles below for more details of what they do.
Most of our life classes and workshops are run at our central Brighton studio in New England House, with drawing retreats run elsewhere in the UK by our team of tutors. Click on the locations below for more details.
The Draw Studio, New England House
Studio 7A, New England House
Brighton Etch, New England House
Ringed Plover Studios, New England House
REST OF UK
Bodrugan Barton, Cornwall
2 Mawddach Crescent, Wales
Gayles Farm, East Sussex