Autumn Term 2022 Life Drawing Courses: 

New courses and sessions, bookings currently being taken...

Life Drawing course at St Mary's Church Hall, Beverley, Autumn 2022 courses:

Sundays 1.30 - 5.30 pm, November 6th, 13th and 20th (untaught, with 1-2-1 tuition available, bookings being taken now)

Two long poses over the 4 - hour session.  

This untutored course offers longer poses for those who wish to work in more detail or would like to tackle a painting.  Tuition is available throughout the sessions, but this is a largely self-directed course, aimed at those of you who already have some drawing and painting experience. 

Tables, chairs and basic drawing boards are available.  Please bring all art materials and paper, plus any refreshments you require.  The course costs £60 and bookings can be made directly through Esther: cawleyesther@gmail.com.

Sundays 1.30 - 4.30 pm, November 27th, December 4th and December 11th (taught course, bookings being taken now)

For all drawing abilities, these 3-hour sessions over 3 weeks are structured as followed:

Each session begins with a new focus or teaching. Short poses then allow you to apply this teaching to your drawings.  In the second third of the session, the poses are lengthened in time and finally, in the last hour of the session, a long pose will enable you to work in greater detail.  Teaching is given initially, followed by 1-2-1 support as the poses lengthen in time. 

Tables, chairs and basic drawing boards are available.  Please bring all art materials and paper, plus any refreshments you require.  The course costs £50 and bookings can be made directly through Esther: cawleyesther@gmail.com.

Previous courses (archive):

Life Drawing Summer Special Sessions:

1) Sunday 7th August, 2022 @ Esther's studio in Shirethorn House, Hull, 1.30 pm - 4 pm Full 

2 models, 2 poses, 2.5 hours.

Drawing boards provided, bring your own materials (wet and dry)

Free parking outside and hot drinks are available.

£20 for the session, book now to avoid disappointment!

2)Sunday 28th August, 2022 @ St Mary's Church Hall, Beverley, 1.30 - 5.30 pm Full

4-hour session, 2 long poses.

Drawing boards, tables and chairs provided, bring your own materials (wet and dry)

Parking free outside on Sundays.

£20 for the session

Life Drawing course at St Mary's Church Hall, Beverley, Summer 2022 (sold out)

Sundays 1.30 - 4.30 pm, June 12, 19th, 26th & July 3rd 

For all drawing abilities, these 3-hour sessions over 4 weeks give you longer per session than the average life drawing class.  Poses will be semi-clothed and tuition will be available if you would like it.  Poses will be altered in length throughout each session including an hour-long pose for you to create a worked-up drawing.  Tables, chairs and basic drawing boards are available.  Please bring all art materials and paper, plus any refreshments you require.  The course costs £60 and bookings can be made directly through Esther: cawleyesther@gmail.com.

Life Drawing course at The Treasure House/Beverley Art Gallery, 2022 (sold out)

Esther is currently running life drawing sessions at Beverley Art Gallery.  Although the current course is full, you can contact the gallery on 01482 392780 to be added to the waiting list and you will be contacted when the next course is available.

 

1-2-1 sessions and workshops in 2022

Esther is available for 1-2-1 classes and bespoke workshops.  She runs these for individual pupils, arts organisations and secondary schools in the local area. Contact Esther directly to chat through options... 

Pre-Covid workshops and courses (archive):

Life Drawing course at The Treasure House/Beverley Art Gallery

Six week Life drawing course starting in June 4th 2020.  Taking place on Thursdays 10am-12noon, for 6 consecutive weeks. All materials provided.  Unclothed model. For further information and bookings, check their website: www.eastriding.gov.ukCOVID-19 : course currently on hold.  For further details please visit the Treasure House website.

Life Drawing course at The Treasure House/Beverley Art Gallery

Six week Life drawing course starting in February 2020.  Taking place on Thursdays 10am-12noon. All materials provided.  Unclothed model. For further information and bookings, check their website: www.eastriding.gov.uk For bookings please call 01482 392699 (this is a popular course - book early to avoid disappointment). Update - sold out (contact the gallery for reserve list)

Young Creatives (art classes at Beverley Art Gallery)

After school sessions at Beverley Art Gallery for 9-13 year olds.  Children work with Esther Cawley to explore the temporary and permanent exhibitions before working in a range of media to create their own visual interpretations.  Places bookable through the gallery on 01482 392699.

Create a charcoal portrait from life (Hornsea Art Festival)

Three-hour workshop taking place on Saturday 7th March as part of Hornsea Art Festival.  Exercises, demonstrations and 1-2-1 support.  Esther will guide you through a range of techniques to finally produce a charcoal portrait from life.  For further details please visit hornseaartsociety.co.uk Fully booked

 

Life Painting Intensive 2 day course at Hull Minster

To accompany the exhibition at Hull Minster, 'A Different View' (an installation of reproductions from the Sistine Chapel), this 2 day intensive course will give you the opportunity to work from two draped figures.  The first day focuses on drawing techniques to support understanding of proportions, composition, form and tone.  Throughout the second day you will work transfer your chosen composition onto a large canvas and will produce acrylic paintings to take home with you. 

All materials provided.  More details on Hull Minster's website

Life drawing course at The Treasure House/Beverley Art Gallery:

Six sessions that take inspiration from the contemporary installation piece at Beverley Art Gallery.  Making links between the exhibited artwork and the life model, you will be guided through a range of approaches to figure drawing.  All materials are provided.  Some experience may be useful but not essential. 

For adults and young people aged 16+.  To book call 01482 392699/392703.  The course costs £65 per person for the six week course.  

This 2019 course runs from 10am - 12 noon on Tuesdays as follows:

 

12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 March, 12 March, 19 March 

 

Place To Create (workshops for ages 9 - 14 at Humber Street Gallery) 

Inspired by the ideas presented by the three exhibiting artists, these workshops, led by Esther Cawley,  invite you to come into the gallery and create your own abstract body paintings.  Taking self-identity as a theme and using your bodies as tools for creating drawings and paintings, you will experiment with different ways to generate expressive large-scale artworks.

Workshops will take place on Saturday 2 Feb and Saturday 2 March.  There will be an 11am - 12noon session for 9-11 and a 12.30 - 2pm session for ages 12-14.  

These workshops are FREE, bookings through Eventbrite or contact the gallery.

 

Day-long life painting workshop

A full day to work directly from the model to create large acrylic paintings on canvas.  Demonstrations, tuition and support provided.  All materials provided plus refreshments.  

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Life drawing course at Nellies in Beverley:

Six week course covering drawing techniques with demonstrations at Beverley's popular 'Nellies' Pub (The White Horse).  Including life models, demonstrations, technical advice, all materials and refreshments.  Culminating in paintings on board and a private viewing of work completed over the course.  

Life drawing course at The Treasure House/Beverley Art Gallery:

Six sessions that take inspiration from the works of Elwell and other artists exhibited at Beverley Art Gallery.  Making links between the exhibited artwork and the life model, you will be guided through a range of approaches to figure drawing.  All materials are provided.  Beginners through to experienced artists are equally welcome.

For adults and young people aged 16+.  To book call 01482 392699/392703.  The course costs £65 per person for the six week course.  

This 2018 course runs from 10am - 12 noon on Fridays as follows:

April 13, 20, 27.  May 4, 11th, 18th . 

Portraiture course at The Treasure House/Beverley Art Gallery:

This six week course makes reference to the work of artists in Beverley Art Gallery collection.  The sessions will explore portraiture through a variety of devices such as composition, tone, colour and lighting, working directly from the model.  All materials are provided and full instruction is given.  All are welcome, from beginners to experienced artists. 

For adults and young people 16+.  The cost of the six week course is £65 per person and booking is essential.  To book, call 01482 392699/392703.

This 2018 course runs from 10am - 12 noon on Thursdays as follows

Sept 27th.  Oct 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.  Nov 1st.  

Reconfigured gallery sessions:

Reconfigured will be doing workshops at Beverley Art Gallery on Saturday 16th June

'Two clothed life models will be found in the gallery in poses inspired by artworks from the collection.  They will reconfigure the ideas in the artworks by adding a contemporary twist! Some movement and change in pose will keep you on your toes.  Please book through Beverley Art Gallery 01482 392699