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Helen’s life drawing classes offer a structured life drawing/painting environment designed to give technical advice in key areas such as proportion, perspective, anatomy, line, gesture, tone and colour.

Participants are encouraged to use this knowledge as a basis through which to develop their own style, using a wide range of approaches and mediums. Currently classes are held on a Tuesday and Wednesday at Skipton Girls High School. £150 per 10 week blocks. Also introducing a new Wednesday afternoon class from 4.30-6.30pm and Wednesday evening class 7-9pm

All classes are suitable for beginners!

Helen has over 20 years of experience teaching life drawing at Leeds, Bradford and Craven Colleges as well as 12 years for Granary Arts.

Classes are 2 hour sessions and start at 4.30-6.30pm or 7-9pm

2018/19 Term Dates

Venue: The Dame Judy Dench Studio at Skipton Girls High School, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1QL

Autumn Term 2018

Tuesdays 7-9pm

25th September, 2nd, 9th,16th 23rd (not Half term 30th October) 6th November (Not 13th November) 22nd, 27th November, 4th, 11th December

Wednesdays 4.30-6.30pm or 7-9pm

26th September, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, (not half term 31st October), 7th, (Not 14th November) 21st, 28th November 5th and 12th December

Spring Term 2019 
Tuesdays 7-9pm

22nd 29th January, 5th, 12th, 19th February, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March, 2nd April


Wednesdays 4.30-6.30pm and 7-9pm

23rd, 30th January, 6th, 13th, 20th February, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March, 3rd April


Summer Term 2019 
Tuesdays 7-9pm

30th April, 7th, 14th, 21st, May, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June 2nd July (9 week term fee adjusted)

Wednesdays 4.30-6.30pm and 7-9pm

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd May, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June, 3rd July (9 week term fee adjusted)


Hen Parties
Ever fancied a truly unique experience for your hen party? Why not try the historical art of life drawing. Tailored to suit your needs this fascinating and fun session is full of drawing games and techniques.
All materials, room hire, easels and models are included in the price. Starting from as little as £20 per person (minimum of 10) Larger or smaller groups can be catered for too

N.B. Gift Vouchers are available for the perfect present.

Ring Helen on 0784 017 7962 for availability or queries (or email


Artwork by Margaret Swift and Anne  Thompson

To book a place please email or
ring/text 07840 177 962

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