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Short course

Life Drawing Workshop

Are you a newcomer who wants to take up a hobby? Are you an experienced artist looking to continue your practice and hone your skills?

Students taking life drawing classes

Our Life Drawing workshops are open to everyone. You will receive any needed advice and encouragement even though this is not a taught class.

York campus

  • Start date – 16th September 2019 onward (excl. bank holidays)
  • Time – 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Facilitator - Rob Oldfield


Course Fees

    £10 Please email for any queries.

Course information

By attending this course you will:

Work with a nude life model, who may change week to week and will include both male and female life models. All materials including paper, pencils, charcoal and easels will be supplied but please feel free to bring your own too.

The Chapel at York St John University is a modern, light and airy space where you can feel inspired and creative. The room is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.

If you are unfamiliar with our campus, please have a look at our Campus Map.

To book a place, either select the date you would like to book online, or simply turn up on the night and pay in cash.

Life Drawing Models

We are always looking for new life drawing models! As a society, we preach body positivity and look for models of all ages and sizes. If you are interested in modelling for us, please email

Course biographies

Rob Oldfield is a Fine Art technician at York St John University. He has modelled for life classes for many years and runs life drawing workshops at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery in Leeds and the Leeds University students union life classes.

Rob now coordinates all the life drawing classes for York St John University. As a tutor Rob encourages, advises and listens so please come along and take advantage of his skills and experience.

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