Weekend Life Class 1

Weekend Life Class 1

Weekend Life Class 1 

February 10-12th  2024. (Sat-Mon) 10-4pm.

Weekend Life Class 1. This is the first of the year. It is an opportunity to work from the model for 3 days. Saturday morning is an exploratory drawing session using  poses that range from 2 minutes to 30 minutes.  In the afternoon there will be longer poses.  Sunday and Monday is set up for those who want  to focus  on painting.  There will be two different poses lasting in total  5 hours each. . This is split between two morning sessions and two afternoons . Drawing is encouraged as much as painting so the long sessions suite both and allow time for some substantial and intense work.  Instruction is mostly on a one-to-one basis and tailored to individual needs and experiences. Some of those attending will have been before, therefore it’s a matter of developing everyones’ work to a further stage.


The course is suitable for intermediates and advanced. Some experience with life drawing and painting is therefore useful.

Scroll down for further details and examples of work.



Life Studio at Art Course Wales

Life class in action at Art courses Wales


The studio is purpose-built and very spacious. The lighting is excellent due to the large expanse of roof lights. In terms of equipment studio easels and workstations are provided. Go to this link to see the studio and house.

Life Drawing at Art Courses Wales

Drawing by Rebecca Battman at Art Courses Wales

Rebecca Battman

Life Drawing

Natalie Bedford life drawing

Natalie Bedford

Stand Man . Painted at Art Courses Wales

Painting by Nick Weavers



Without being over-prescriptive this is an opportunity to work on a larger scale. If you do not have your own paints there is a communal supply of oil paints which can be used at a small fee of £8 per day per person. Then, there are large sheets of paper, some primed and then pre-primed canvases.  There is also a small stock of brushes for sale.

When booking it is best to confer with us about materials and what to bring. There is no need to go out and spend a small fortune on materials. Less is more


Standing Women painting and collage made at Art Courses Wales

Collage and ink


Seated model. Painted at Art Courses Wales

Female life painting made at Art Courses Wales

Bridget O’Hara

View of life room at Art Courses Wales

Drawing and painting from life at Art Courses Wales

View more work in this Gallery 



Fees have increased from last year by an average of 8% to help cover inflation. Last year we did not increase the fees from the year before.


Our lunches are outsourced  to an award winning chef called  Gavin Kellett   who provides us with very wholesome  and delicious vegetarian soups which are different on all days. Then there is locally baked bread, baked potatoes, plus salads and fruit. If you have dietary requirements please let us know.The table is laid out pleasantly in our spacious dinning room. Lunch  provides a very welcomed break ,  a  friendly and relaxing time away from the working studio.

Refreshments:  Coffee, teas and biscuits are freely available throughout the day.

LOCATION.     Browse this site to see studio and location