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In Person, Tutored Portrait Drawing Weekend

Lancelot Richardson

Learn the fundamentals of drawing heads and faces with artist Lancelot Richardson! Over the course of this hands-one two-day workshop Lancelot will take you through a series of exercises, tutorials and demonstrations to increase your confidence tackling the portrait. Involving plenty of personal feedback this rigorous weekend workshop is suitable for complete beginners and more experienced artists hoping to refresh their drawing skills.


How will it work? 

The session will start at 10am and you are welcome to arrive from 9:45am. When you arrive at New England House you’ll need to come to the main doors next to the Building Managers Office on Level 3 and call the number provided in your booking email to get access. Once you’re at the session you’ll need to show a digital or printed receipt as proof of booking, then you’re ready to go. All materials and equipment will be provided – you’ll be working from a model all weekend and there will be a lunch break half way through the day – you are welcome to bring a packed lunch, or to pop to the nearby Sainsbury’s, or a café on London road.



 Here’s what we are doing to protect everybody at Draw:

  • We are monitoring ventilation with a CO2 meter to ensure the space remains well ventilated
  • We use an air purifying unit with HEPA filters and a UV system
  • Session numbers are strictly capped to allow plenty of space between people
  • We keep the studio clean and provide free hand sanitiser
  • Our tutors & models are paid sick pay and won’t attend a session if unwell

Here’s what you can do to help protect vulnerable people and keep our sessions open:

  • Take a lateral flow test before coming along (details HERE)
  • Get fully vaccinated - it is quick, safe and easy (details HERE)
  • Please don’t come to the session if you are unwell – you will always get a full refund
  • Consider wearing a facemask to protect other people at the session


This session costs £180, or £150 for students & Patreon supporters. If you can’t afford to come to the session, please get in touch and we will find a way to help.


Tuition & feedback

Even if you’ve never done any life drawing before you’re welcome to come along to this untutored session! If you’d like to learn some skills first, you might want to sign up to the online life drawing course on the Draw Patreon (available to all Life Drawing & Student tier supporters) or look out for upcoming tutored weekend courses. Whether you are a Patreon supporter or not, you can post your drawings on the Draw community Facebook group HERE and you are welcome to tag us with @draw_brighton and #drawbrighton on Instagram & Twitter!



If you have any accessibility needs, please do let us know - we’re keen to do everything we can to make sure you can enjoy the life classes here. The building has a wheelchair ramp at the North side of the New England Street entrance and lifts up to level 5.



Time: 10:00 → 16:00
Location: The Draw Studio

Tuition: TutoredWeekend Workshop


( £150.00)