Learn to draw the human figure!
with Derek Batty
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Busy pages Sketchbook Ideas  Learn ho0w to use your drawing skill away from the class by developing 
confidence with your sketchbook.  For example you could crowd all the quick sketches onto a double page 
as though you are drawing at the airport, or from memory, where each attempt might be just 
a scribble.  Overall these loose ideas add up to an interesting scene.   Demonstration

Monday 22nd July  9.30 - 12.15pm  -  spaces, drop in

Longer Pose   Use the extra time to overcome those recurring problems 
such as poor figure placing, big heads and short legs.

Tuesday 23rd July 1.00 - 3.30pm  -  spaces - last of the term

 Monday 29th July  9.30 - 12.15pm  -  spaces, drop in - last of the term

The Friday evening class is already on a summer break until September

Beginners welcome
Two models

Drop in, pay-as-you go - 18 per session
Book of 5 - use-anytime vouchers  -  78

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at Buchan Street Centre
6 Buchan Street, Cambridge CB4 2XF


During the term I have encouraged you to put more than 
one figure on the page.  When starting remember to leave 
space for the second!
  Georges Tribou


Extend your artistic skills by drawing the figure in expressive life drawing classes. There is expert guidance to enable you to get the most from our inspiring models.

It is a great way to develop and maintain your skill in visual art and can form a core element in your art practice.  Here in Cambridge you can find the best classes which will inspire and enhance your art practice.

Art students will find the courses fit well with the demands of the A level and beyond especially in preparing a portfolio of artwork for a college application. 

Practicing artists also relish the regular discipline of drawing the figure. I offer specialist classes for those involved in graphics and computer games industries. In Cambridge Drawing we use a wide range of models who can help us with topics such as animation, anatomy and character.

There are regular demonstrations on a variety of topics which aim to guarantee success for beginners and professional insight for those with more experience.

Looking forward to drawing with you!

Derek Batty

Updated 20th July 2019

Earn Money as a Life Model 
Being local to Cambridge is key ...

Life Drawing Gift Voucher  

Want to give an inspiring present?  Why not a gift voucher to attend one of my classes?  Your recipient can choose between two classes Tuesday (1.00- 3.30) or Friday (7.00-9.30). 18 Email with your request and pay with cheque, bank transfer or via paypal.



Pastels Demonstration 
Step by step method of drawing with colour chalk pastels.  Beginning with a quick outline you then block in colours using the side of the pastel.  Follow up with strokes of colour to create optical mixtures. And finally, if necessary, reinforce some outlines.


What You Said About the Class

Anglia Ruskin University 2008
Cambridge artists show off their talent ... 

Buchan Street Centre
Exciting projects including Matt on his yellow motorbike.

Your Local Art Shop in Cambridge

Tindalls Art Shop, sometimes still known as Heffers Art Shop -  the greatest Art shop in Cambridge. Head off to King Street for a huge selection of materials. If in doubt, friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you select the right things.  


  Ok, so I am mucking around with the website trying to make it more accessible on a mobile. Hopefully it is not too bad and you found the information you wanted!  October 2018