beginners life-drawing classes, liverpool, merseyside and southport

LIFE DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES, tutored and led by artist ROY MUNDAY (BA. Hons)

...In Liverpool and Sefton. All classes are tutored, whether a beginner or someone more advanced...

telephone: 07737982513

Examples from my sketch book    |    portraits    |   If you require further information, email me:

brief information on my other general art classes    |    example of member's work    |    what you will learn

LIFE DRAWING CLASSES ARE HELD at The Bluecoat (central Liverpool) on a Tuesday evening. Pre booking for this class is essential. Contact me how to enrol.
Also at Lydiate L31 4HL (close to Maghull, Southport, Formby, Ormskirk,) all day Saturday, once a month (always the first Saturday of each month 10am till 3.30pm)

BEGINNERS' CLASS STARTING FEBRUARY SATURDAY 3RD. Ideal for absolute beginners, or of limited experience.
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charcoal drawing of a female nude done in the life class, liverpool.I run several life-drawing classes on Merseyside including Southport. I also do a Tuesday evening life drawing class(beginners and the more advanced) at the Bluecoat art centre, Liverpool. Please contact me for further details. Also at Lydiate L31 4HL, the first Saturday of each month. This is an all day session. Cost £28. I've been doing life-drawing and figurative painting courses for a number of years and the combined groups have now grown into a very lively art group where people come together to not only learn about doing art, but also as a social activity.

Life-drawing and figurative work is the key to painting. Why? Because it forces you to observe and to measure accurately! I have taught many students life-drawing. Life drawing is the key to drawing and painting because you need to develop a measuring system so you can achieve correct proportions. It pays back enormous dividends for the rest of your life. If you can draw the figure, then I believe you can draw any subject. Believe it or not, even people who know nothing about art, if shown a drawing or a painting of the nude, will immediately see if the figure isn’t drawn to the correct proportions! They will sense that something is not quite right. On the other hand, if shown a painting of a landscape they were unfamiliar with, half the painting could be out of proportion and it wouldn’t be obvious.

view an introduction to life drawing from this video I gave to students at John Moores Unversity.


Because people in the life class are at different levels, we see a lot of different approaches to the figure, which is good, because it feeds back into the class and often members pick up new ideas in how to depict the human form. At the end of the session we can have work ranging from very precise and detailed to something approaching abstraction.

female nude, life-drawing class on merseyside, liverpool, southportI now run a tutored all day life-drawing class, for both beginners and those more advanced. It takes place on a Saturday, starting at 10am till 3.30pm. The first Saturday of each month.
Life-drawing, working directly from the nude figure, is the key to learing to draw and paint accurately. I will teach you how to measure accurately so you can achieve correct proportions. Many beginners fear they cannot draw the human figure, but if you allow yourself 25 hours of my tuition, you will be able to measure with some confidence. From then on it's constant practice which will allow you to draw and paint with confidence. Please contact me for further details and cost.

LEFT, One of the life class member's drawing.
"working from the life model".

Below, A quick study of the female nude. More information...
beginners life drawing class, liverpool, merseyside also organise art exhibitions for the life-drawing class. This provides an imputous to members to prepare work which they can exhibit and hopefully sell. Apart from enjoying the feeling of having their work exhibited before the public, it provides an opportunity to see their work in the contex of an exhibition. Plus, members enjoy the social event as well.

The life-drawing class on merseyside and liverpool
The life-drawing class on merseyside and liverpool
Above, a study for a portrait. More information...

If you think that joining a class might be a bit intimidating, don't let that put you off. Remember, everyone in the class has the same interest as yourself, plus they also felt the same. Besides, people join at different times, and they soon settle in.

The life-drawing class has grown over the last year, and pre-booking is essential. You just need to contact me to arrange a place.

The life-drawing and figurative class, liverpool, southport, merseysideThe life-drawing class, southport
Two examples from a recent life drawing class.

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If you require further information, email me:

Examples from my sketch book    |    portraits    |   If you require further information, email me:

brief information on my other general art classes    |    example of member's work    |    what you will learn

Life drawing is the best way to learn to draw accurately, as it forces you to observe the subject carefully. Drawing in proportion is essential, in all aspects of art, whether drawing or painting. I often say: "drawing is the key to painting, and measuring is the key to drawing". If you can get the basic drawing correct and in proportion, then half the problem is solved. No matter how good a painter you are, unless you can draw up your subject with confidence and accuracy, you will nearly always fail. Drawing is the key.