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.
During the Covid-19 pandemic we are providing drawing resources through our Patreon - this is now the only source of income for the community. All of the money raised is used for commissioning online classes and drawing resources, distributed to models, artists and tutors in the Draw community.
To keep up to date with our news you can follow us on social media here:
Facebook Group: Brighton Life Drawing Sessions Group
Facebook Page: Draw
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 also run private online life drawing sessions via Zoom for companies and groups of friends. You'll find full details of the sessions here in the Draw shop.
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