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Life drawing

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Life drawing class in Wales

In our warm and spacious studio workshop, join artist and anatomist Dr. Sarah Simblet for an informal, yet intensive day of life drawing and anatomical study.


Sarah will work with a variety of experienced life models, and a fully articulated human skeleton, (known affectionately as Grandad), and bring a small selection of real bones from a historical osteology collection for further study and conversation throughout the day, celebrating the structures, forms and wonder of the human body.


This day is suitable for all levels of ability and drawing experience, or for those with none at all.

Learn to draw from life with Sarah Simblet


£160 - tuition fee

including course materials


Tea, coffee and simple lunch included in your course price. We also offer accommodation & evening meals

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This course is aimed at adults, aged 18yrs + and is suitable for beginners to those with some experience

ANATOMY Sarah Simblet by Nancy MacDonald

Sarah is an artist, writer and broadcaster, who teaches anatomy at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, as well as short courses in anatomy, botany and drawing at the Royal Academy of Arts amongst other places.


Her drawings can be found in national and private collections including the Royal Academy of Art in London, and the Ashmolean, Oxford. Sarah has written three books ‘Anatomy for the Artist’, ‘The Drawing Book’ and ‘Botany for the Artist’ and has also co-written 'The New Sylva'.


Sarah enjoys dry stone walling, enhancing old gardens, scrambling in the mountains of North Wales especially if she can hunt for a good tree to draw.

Stories from our students
Drawing courses, classes, workshops and experiences in Wales
It was a lovely day overall - my first experience of life drawing. I enjoyed the variety of approaches that we were introduced to and found the approach of the tutor and model very professional.  The tuition was friendly and relaxed and I would have thought of value to many skill levels. - Carol
Drawing courses, classes, workshops and experiences in Wales
A fantastic day on my first visit to Wernog Wood, attending the Life Drawing workshop which was expertly led by Dr. Sarah Simblet – very interesting and informative, nicely paced, and good fun, in a relaxed setting with a warm welcome from Claire & Rob the attentive and hospitable hosts. Looking forward to returning soon! - Phil
Drawing courses, classes, workshops and experiences in Wales
I came to this course for the second time as I really appreciated it last year. The course itself was excellent and the tuition was inspiring. - Alison
The talented tutor Dr Sarah Simblett together with the very experienced life model Helen created a great day of varied opportunities to draw, learn new techniques, and improve our practice. I definitely want to come again next year. Thanks so much - June

Upcoming Dates

  • 22 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 17:00
    Drawing from a life model and human skeleton, you will celebrate the human form with charcoal, pencil & ink.
  • 24 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 27 Jun 2024, 17:00
    Fully immersive three days of drawing from nature with an optional fourth day with 1:1 tuition if you choose

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