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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 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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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. 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. 

Quotes:
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.

Manga at The British Museum

Lexemon’s Manga & Anime Blog

The British Museum in holding a fantastic exhibition that celebrates manga in all aspects. The exhibition features... MORE

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Published: 2019-05-24

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

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Published: 2019-03-15

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.

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Published: 2019-02-11

New Tutorials

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

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Published: 2019-01-25