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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 Monday evening 7-9pm and Tuesday 4-6 and 7-9pm.  £150 per 10 week blocks or £20 per taster session.

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 13 years for Granary Arts.

Classes are 2 hour sessions and start at 4-6pm or 7-9pm

Venue: The Magpie, Albion Yard, Skipton, BD23 1ED


Spring Term 2020

Mondays 7-9pm 10 week term

20th, 27th January, 3rd, 10th February Half Term 17th February 24th Feb, 2nd, 9th, 16th 23rd and 30th March

Tuesdays 4-6pm and 7-9pm 10 week term

21st, 28th January, 4th, 11th February Half Term 18th February 25th Feb, 3rd,10th, 16th, 23rd and 31st March

Summer Term 2020

Mondays 7-9pm 10 week term

20th, 27th April, 11th, 18th, Half Term 25th May, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June, 6th July

Tuesdays 4-6pm and 7-9pm 10 week term

21st, 28th April, 12th, 19th, Half Term 26th May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June, 7th July

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 £25 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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