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A dynamic and open community of artists, tutors and models


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/Colophon. In 2011 Jake partnered with Shelley Morrow to create ‘Draw’ and expanded into a dedicated studio running daily life drawing classes. In 2020 we had to move our life classes online and now reach an international drawing community through our online life classes, online portrait sessions, tutorial videos and photo references. In 2021 we raised money for a new, larger studio in New England House, incorporating lithography facilities into the space and re-opening in-person sessions to run alongside our virtual programme. Our online community continues to grow across the globe and runs alongside our thriving, creative in-person studio in Brighton.

To keep up to date with our news you can follow us on social media here:

Twitter: @draw_brighton
Instagram: @draw_brighton
Facebook Group: Draw Brighton Community Board
Facebook Page: Draw
Patreon: DrawBrighton
YouTube: DrawBrightonOnline


We are always happy to pass on details of our models and tutors to other groups who would like to work with them - please do get in touch if you're keen to book them.


We are always keen to run in-person life classes here at our studio, off-site at your venue or online life classes via Zoom for private groups, businesses and hen parties. Feel free to get in touch on info@draw-brighton.co.uk to chat about our prices and availability.


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.


Our in-person life classes and workshops are run at our central Brighton studio in New England House, with online classes held via Zoom. Our weekly Portrait Club is currently held at The Open House pub in Brighton. Click on the locations below for more details.