Studio Sessions: Still Life Drawing

Looking for ways to take time to yourself, relaxing and getting creative? Then come along for this still-life drawing session, where you will be guided in the art of drawing a range of interesting objects!

This visually engaging and relaxing drawing session provides the perfect opportunity for people of all levels to momentarily unplug from the world and tune into a creative space.

Whether you would like to hone your existing skills, quiet a busy mind or try something completely new, this is the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Natural and man-made objects will be arranged on white wooden plinths, with a focus on colour, shape and form as your host Lauren guides you through the evening.

What to expect:

  • Time to unwind in a warm, creative space with high ceilings
  • Interesting still life arrangements to inspire you
  • Using paper on clipboards you'll choose from a range of materials such as pastels, pens and pencils
  • A series of warm-ups in charcoal, before moving on to extended drawing at your own pace
  • All materials provided for you
  • Mellow beats playing in the background
  • Tasty light refreshments will be served
  • Your drawings to take home

You don't need to be an experienced artist to enjoy this experience: come along and get creative under the expert guidance of your host, Lauren.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult (16 or over) £12

What people are saying

Samantha Burt
Jan 2023

Lauren was such a great, relaxed but encouraging teacher, especially for someone like myself who’...

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Louise Fitzgerald
Nov 2022

Me and my son had a really fantastic evening. It was calming, great to do something new. We didn’...

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How to get there

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Attendees are welcome to wear masks if they would like to
  • Wipeable materials are cleaned after each session

On the day

Please arrive on time to make the most of the session. The entrance is on the side street (Greenbank Ave E) and free residential parking is available on neighbouring streets.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Lauren Maria Hill

Lauren Maria Hill is a visual artist from Bristol, working across painting, object and image making.

Lauren has taken part in community-based projects, held participatory exhibitions, and painted at Upfest – Europe's largest street art festival. More recently, she has extended her practice to offer creative workshops and experiences to the public called 'studio sessions'.

Lauren currently hosts 'Studio sessions: drawing from life' fortnightly on Wednesday evenings at the beautiful Fresh Dance & Arts Centre in Greenbank, BS5. This is not your average drawing class; the still life arrangements change each week with seasonal themes displayed on handmade wooden plinths. This is an opportunity to momentarily unplug from the world and create something unique.

Lauren Hill (She/Her)

Lauren is a visual artist working across painting, object and image making. Her work encourages thought in others, characterised by the study of people and the manufactured world.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Lauren Maria Hill.