Drop-In Life Drawing | Two Hour Pose

Looking for a relaxed weekly life drawing session with great models and in a professional studio? Visit LARA and get a taste of life at the Atelier.

Date & Time

Thursdays evenings | 18.30-20.30


LARA Bristol
Trinity Road
Bristol BS2 0NW
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These sessions are fun, informal, untutored and open to anyone and there will always be at least one tutor present to supervise, and the model will sustain the same pose for the duration of the session.

We hope you leave the session not only with drawings to be proud of, but also having met and chatted with lots of fellow artists with similar interests.

These sessions are intended to be relaxed and sociable and beginners welcome.

Aims of this Course

While the student’s work is self-led at the drop-in session, it is a great opportunity to practise the following:

  • Capturing gesture and body type
  • Learning to make quick but accurate proportional judgements
  • Using comparative measurement as opposed to sight-size
  • Using big, simplified shapes to represent gesture and form
  • Using two value, block-in mass drawing to represent simplified forms under lighting
  • Using contour and edges to describe more specific forms in a narrow value range
  • Creating a successful composition

The Facilities

The Drop-In Life Drawing takes place in the same figure room as the Foundation and Diploma course and therefore benefits from the excellent studio facilities.

We have a range of high quality CRI light options, all the way from soft and hard artificial lights of differing temperature. Resulting in the truest skin tone and recreating the similar lighting conditions used in atelier studios though out the years.

We provide chairs and drawing boards for all and, additionally, there are easels available on a first-come, first-served basis.

There will be a different model each week and eight easels available.


Artists should bring their own materials and may wish to experiment with different media, such as softer charcoals, coloured pencils, chunky marker pens or paints.

Booking and Payment

There are 25 places available for this life drawing session.

Advanced booking will guarantee entry but early arrival is recommended if you would like an easel.

Please arrive at least ten minutes before the session begins.

Ten minutes before the session begins any unclaimed pre-booked places will be reallocated to anyone waiting for a place.

It is also possible to pay in cash on the door.

Remaining spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Subject to space, you can drop-in at any point in the two hour session from 18.30 onwards, you will still be required to pay the full amount.

Learn from the best tutors

Nicholas Chaundy

"The beauty of sight-size is it allows you to observe the big impression without getting caught up in obsessive and unnecessary detail"

From: £10.00