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with Derek Batty
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Classes have been suspended since Sunday 15th March.  It seemed sensible to end the term early 
rather than doggedly go on, as I was inclined to do.  Our Summer term was due to 
start on 20th April and I was eyeing the 1st June as an optimistic re-start date.

New:  Alas I have heard from the Centre that it is to remain closed until September. 
You could cheer yourself up, like me, with fish and chips from the The Viking, Milton Road, 
or go swimming in the river at Newnham.  And new, yesterday (Thursday 11th June), I bought 
a book from the bookstall on Cambridge market (Tu/Thurs).

 Monday  9.30 - 12.15pm  No class until September

Tuesday 1.00 - 3.30pm   No class until September

Friday  7.00 - 9.30 pm  No class 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


A life drawing group, perhaps from 1943.  Get down to the air-raid shelter 
and cajole a family member to sit for you.  This painting came up for sale recently 
at Bamfords, Derby. You could have bid on it live, online via the-saleroom.com  


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 12th June 2020

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.  


    March 2020