Learn to draw the human figure!
with Derek Batty
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We were about to re-start classes, moving from Buchan Street to the nearby Meadows Community Centre.
Current information is posted here first.  Check frequently for updates. 
No classes are planned at the moment.  So sorry to get your hopes up.

Late Summer Term - 5 Weeks - cancelled

 Monday  9.30 - 12.15pm No classes at the moment.

Tuesday 1.00 - 3.30pm No classes at the moment.

Friday  7.00 - 9.30 pm No classes at the moment. 

Beginners welcome
Two models

at *The Meadows Centre
 1 St Catherine's Road, Cambridge CB4 3XJ
*New venue, 500 metres from the old 'Buchan Street'
at the end of Arbury Road.


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 artistic output.

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. 

Practising 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 offer guaranteed success for beginners, and additional insight for those with more experience.

Looking forward to drawing with you!

Derek Batty

Updated 18th October  2020

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



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.  


    September 2020