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Cardiff Life Drawing

Welcome to Cardiff Life Drawing

Cardiff Life Drawing classes are run by Turnip Starfish. Advanced taught life drawing classes in Cardiff. An academic figure drawing lecture and drawing class for those that want to push their drawing skills to the next level.

This taught life drawing class will start with a half hour lecture on drawing structure and anatomy by respected drawing lecturer Nick Price. 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.

In this class you will be drawing a naked model. You will do a mixture of quick, mid length and long drawing posses. 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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Next Session

You can book either a morning session an afternoon session, or all day session at the SHOP.

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.

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

Click one of the dates below to book onto a class.

See what other people said about our workshops on our Testimonials page.

See the SHOP for more workshop dates.

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

Lexemon’s Manga & Anime Blog

We are really excited to let you all know that we have a new web page - Lexemon’s Manga & Anime Blog - HERE

We would love to know what you think?

Published: 2019-03-22

How to draw a 'cool girl'

Today Nick is cartooning a photograph of a 'Cool Girl'. Join him as he uses simply body shapes to construct his image, whilst trying to keep the rhythm in the drawing.

Published: 2019-03-15

Life Drawing in April

Hi everyone

The Cardiff Life Drawing class has been going from strength to strength. Thank you to everyone that has been supporting the class.

We are having trouble booking a space again for this class from April onwards. We are working as quickly as we can to solve this issue and will send you all an email as soon as we have this resolved.

Our current plan is to hold the class on the 6th April and then on May 4th.

Hope to have positive news shortly.

Published: 2019-03-02

Colour portrait painting tutorial this week

Nick wants to draw more in 2019. This week he is painting another portrait, this time in colour. If anything he learns how useful the lasso tool is as he corrects the drawing... several times.

Published: 2019-02-11

New Tutorials

Nick has been posting some new tutorials on our YouTube Chanel. Be sure to check them out - MORE

Published: 2019-01-25

Ever wanted to draw a ballerina?

We are so excited! because on in our February Life Drawing class we will be drawing a ballerina!

Ballerina Krystal Lowe will be our model. A guest artist for Ballet Cymru, Krystal divides her time between dancing, choreography and teaching. MORE

Published: 2019-01-16

Unique Christmas Gifts

We have now released the January dates for our workshops.

These can make an absolutely unique Christmas gift for someone!

Buying for a Christmas present?

Let us know by e-mail or via your instructions when you pay and we can send you an invitation card so they have something nice to open on Christmas day. Our last post for this would be the 15th December 2018, we would not send out any cards after this date.

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Published: 2018-11-23

New Show Reel 2018

New year and about time we had a NEW SHOWREEL!

We know it has been a long time, but finally we created a new showreel. We hope you enjoy.


Published: 2018-01-12