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Cardiff Life Drawing

Cardiff Life Drawing classes are run by Turnip Starfish. This taught life drawing class is for individuals at any level who want to push their drawing skills. 

This taught life drawing class in Cardiff will start with a small drawing demonstration exploring drawing structure and anatomy by respected drawing lecturer Nick Price. In this class you will be drawing a nude model. You will do a mixture of quick, mid length and long drawing poses. There will be a mixture of basic drawing materials and paper available, though you are encouraged to bring your own materials.

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Who is this class for?

•    Level 3 and A level art students
•    University students that plan to enter the Creative Industries
•    Professional artists and animators
•    Adult art enthusiasts


Teacher biog:

Director of animation at Turnip Starfish Nick Price has been a guest speaker and lecturer at numerous colleges and universities across the UK. He has also taught drawing and animation at several animation companies across Wales. Nick is a specialist in drawing for animation and has taught numerous young people that have gone on to work as illustrators and animators in the Creative Industries including Disney, Aardman Animations, Tiger Aspect and Ubisoft Entertainment to name but a few. 


These workshops successfully exhibit the ability to engage, communicate, educate and inspire young people.
Peter Hodges, Head of Division, Faculty of Creative Industries, University of South Wales.

Once again your drawing lesson was a huge success and its effect on the students learning was quite clear. 
Ian Burgum. Course leader. L3 BTEC Art & Design Extended Diploma. Coleg y Cymoedd

Life Drawing is a must! Nick was super brilliant.
Katherine Keeble-Buckle. Lecturer in Art & Design. Cardiff and Vale College

The feedback that we had from the students was fantastic. They also commented on the teaching and said that they enjoyed your energetic approach to working. The work that they have produced will not only be valuable for the portfolio but for improving their drawing skills.
Jessica Roberts. Lecturer in Art & Design. Coleg y Cymoedd

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Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival

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Published: 2019-10-03

Cardiff Film and Comic Con is here!

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Published: 2019-09-02

It's our Birthday!

We are so proud to share the news that Turnip Starfish is officially 10 years old!

Nick Price, director and founder of Turnip Starfish said "I am so proud of the whole team that have worked so hard over the last 10 years to deliver amazing workshops, we could not have done this without you and I know that the team are even more proud of the young people that have flourished and achieved so much with our guidance over the last few years!"

To celebrate you will see some our our workshops have a discount! See it as our birthday gift to you!

It keeps getting better... we have also moved all of our Saturday classes to our exciting NEW VENUE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY turnips everywhere!

Published: 2019-08-14

NEW weekly Life Drawing class in Cardiff!

We are really excited to announce that we are running a NEW weekly Life Drawing session in Cardiff on Tuesday evenings 7pm to 9pm. We will be looking at all aspects of figure drawing including drawing structures, anatomy, hands, feet and faces, plus explore tone, form, rhythm and markmaking. You can now book for the term or individual sessions that suit your needs... MORE

For our Saturday artists, don't worry, all the dates are up for next term.

Saturday 14th September - HERE

Saturday 5th October - HERE

Saturday 9th November - HERE

Saturday 7th December - HERE

Hope to see you there!

Published: 2019-07-18

Warm up sketches

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Published: 2019-07-16

Basic 3D body shapes tutorial

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Published: 2019-07-09

London film and comic-con July 2019!

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Published: 2019-07-08

Cardiff Life Drawing is on YouTube!

We are really excited to let you all know that we are launching our new YouTube channel for Cardiff Life Drawing.

Nick will be working on regular drawing videos to help all you avid artists! Remember to subscribe and let us know what you think of the first video on YouTube!

Watch now - HERE

Published: 2019-07-02

Are you joining us this summer?

Have you seen our amazing summer academies?

We are running animation and manga drawing during the summer holidays.

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Published: 2019-07-01

Hyper Japan Festival 2019

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Manga at The British Museum

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Free drawing session at National Dance Company Wales

Hi everyone! I have just been sent a lovely message on Face book.

"Hello! I thought your members might be interested in a free event to sketch professional contemporary dancers as they warm up for the day, here's a free session ahead of National Dance Company Wales performing in Cardiff on 1-2 May"

Session is 1st May 12.45pm MORE

Get a unique behind-the-scenes look at how dancers prepare just hours before a show. You can observe, sketch, record and photograph the ballet or contemporary class, giving you a glimpse into NDCWales life. Perfect for dance students, artists, photographers and anyone interested in peeking behind the curtain. Expand your portfolio, practice drawing from movement or just observe with interest.

Watch Dance Class is free to attend.

Published: 2019-04-28

New Venue for Cardiff Life Drawing !

Have you seen our amazing new venue for Cardiff Life Drawing?

We have had some problems behind the scenes with the old venue for this activity. So we have decided to move to a fabulous new venue. From now on we will be holding Cardiff Life Drawing at the Clayton Hotel.

Clayton Hotel Cardiff, St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GD.

Why here? Perfectly situated at the top of St Marys Street, this four-star hotel is literally a one-minute walk from Cardiff Central Train Station. We will have a bigger room. The venue also has a bigger screen from which we can teach. In the room you will have access to free still and sparkling water, plus free WiFi. There is a beautiful bar on the 1st floor where you can purchase tea and coffee or pre-book lunch and enjoy the view of the city. MORE

Published: 2019-04-11