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Life and Observational Drawing at Peterborough Museum

Working with a live model or unique objects, develop your skills and own expressive style in this artist led session. Perfect for art students and both novice and experienced artists.

Pencil on Canvas, James Tovey artists 2024, life drawing classes at Peterborough Museum

Pencil on Canvas, James Tovey artist 2024

Looking to work on your observational drawing skills? Improve on the proportional accuracy of your figure drawing? Look at different methods of approaching figure drawing? Seeking to develope a drawing language to transfer to other aspects of your arts practice? Or wanting to explore your expressive output by studying in front of a human figure or large set up?  

Life and Observational drawing classes are available at Peterborough Museum on Thursday nights during school term times 6-8pm. 

Aimed at students aged 16 and over looking to add to a portfolio or sketchbooks, through to adults wanting to continue developing their practice in a group environment. Tutoring help for those who would like it is on hand during the two hour evening sessions. Working with the art model, the tutor will help guide different poses, additional use of props and adapt lighting set ups. Expect the poses and subject focus to be changing from week to week. 

You will need to bring your own drawing materials of choice, or just a pencil and eraser.  There will be some large sheets of paper available. If your working method or materials will be particularly messy, please bring a mat or floor covering for your working area. Attendees using paint or painting and drawing on graphic tablets welcome too !! 

(This is a no photography allowed session. Doors open 5.40pm. Entrance is found on the left hand corner of the museum front when facing the main entrance. The museum staff car park beside the building can be used although spaces are limited especially on evenings when other events are taking place too.)


Thursday Evenings (school term times) 6-8pm


Peterborough Museum, 51 Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF



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