Tuesday, 27 December 2011


The Brighton Life Drawing Sessions now come under the umbrella of 'Draw'. This blog is no longer in use, but take a look at www.draw-brighton.co.uk for details of what we're doing now...


Tuesday, 16 March 2010

For the most up to date information on BLDS please visit www.jakespicerart.co.uk and look under 'ArtSchool'

Thank you!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Winter Draws In

So here's the news...

We're going strong (expanding to a bigger studio in fact!) so if you've never drawn before and fancy giving it a go, if you're new to Brighton and want to meet some friendly creative types, if you're a seasoned draftsman looking for something different then we've got just the thing...

New tutored, untutored and experimental life drawing sessions, exhibition trips, lectures, animators life drawing and painting classes. Daytimes, evenings and weekends. All abilities and all ages welcome.

Just get in touch to book a session, or to get a copy of our full program: info@jakespicerart.co.uk

Whats else is new?

Gift Vouchers...coming up to Christmas we have lauched Brighton Life Drawing Sessions Gift Vouchers. Starting at just £10 and presented in a Limited Edition presentation pack they make mighty pretty presents. Email the address above for details.

Loyalty Cards...once we're in or new studio we'll be intrdoucing Loyalty Cards: come to a session, get a stamp; bring a new friend, get a stamp; nine stamps gets you a free session.

White Night 2009...

To everyone that made Drawing Cards from the Deck such a success, thank you! Check out the photos here. To everyone that didn't make it in, keep your eyes peeled for forthcoming events!

To anyone that didn't get one of the beautiful, limited edition brochures designed by the Entente, we still have a handful left; they are free and you can get hold of them at all regular life drawing sessions.

Happy drawing.


Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Great things ahead...

The Life Drawing sessions are going to be changing soon. We will still run our regular weekly session, but after the beginning of December these will be held in our new life drawing studio at New England House and will be complimented by new events such as the White Night Drawing Cards from the Deck.

For more information on how to be part of this, to join a session or just to hear what will be going on email Jake at info@jakespicerart.co.uk

Thank you to...

Seawhites of Brighton
The Entente
White Night 2009

...for helping make this possible

Drawing Cards from the Deck

Who ?
This totaly free event is open to everyone; welcoming anyone keen to have a go at an alternative life drawing session from total beginners to experienced draftsmen. Anybody can drop in on the sessions for any length of time, feel free to stay for as many poses as you like or just pop in to get a feel for life drawing.

An extravaganza of quick fire, theatrically costumed life drawing to a quirky sound track this themed life drawing night is a chance for the uninitiated to have a taste of life drawing and for the more experienced draftsmen to try something a little different; deep into the night models will be enacting dynamic nude and costumed poses inspired by the imagery of 13 cards from Tarot deck.


White Night 24th October 2009

Long poses: One 20 minute pose
Short poses: Four 5 minute poses
Animation pose: Ten 2 minute poses

Program of poses

21:00 Opening
21:30 Short pose – The Fool
22:00 Long pose – The Magician
22:30 Animation pose – The High Prietess
23:00 Long Pose – The Empress
23:30 Short pose – The Emperor
00:00 Long pose – The Hierophant
01:00 Short pose – The Lovers
01:30 Long pose – The Chariot
02:00 Short pose – Strength
02:30 Long pose – The Hermit
03:00 Short pose – Justice
03:30 Long pose – The Hanged Man
04:00 Short pose – Death
04:30- 6:00 Run down

We'll look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Long time, no post

Hello, hello.

Evidently its been a while since Ive updated here, the sessions are going well after five months and I'm hoping to take on additional space from which to run extra sessions. I also have a new website, you can sign up to a life drawing newsletter from the Art School page which will keep you better updated than this blog tends to... www.jakespicerart.co.uk

Here is a bit of updated information to replace the now outdated information from earlier in the year.

The Brighton Life Drawing Sessions


The Brighton Life Drawing Sessions welcome anyone who is keen to learn, to develop and to engage with drawing practice from the complete novice to professional artist. The class is taught and run by Jake Spicer, Brighton based painter and printmaker (previously of the Calico Gallery, Brighton).


The sessions are largely untutored, encouraging diverse work and creative discussion amongst everybody attending; all of the classes are taught at Jake Spicer’s Brighton studio. T

he Sessions use a variety of nude models, each class is comprised of a number of long and short poses. Occasional long pose classes are held for painters and sculptors outside of the usual schedule of sessions, get in touch on the details bellow for more information. For complete beginners a full tutoring program is available within the context of the usual sessions at rate of £9 per session; regular sessions are £8 per person per session.


Sessions are held from 7.30-10pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 6.30-9pm Sunday. We encourage flexible booking; you are welcome to attend occasional one off sessions or regular weekly classes, all you need to do is to contact Jake Spicer on the details bellow to book your place.


Unit 2 North Level 5New England HouseNew England StreetBrighton BN1 4GHPlease ring 07805 201 057 for entry to the building.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Publicity at Art @ Taylor Made in Brighton

A live portrait painted of Brighton Poet and Drawing Session life
model Rosy Carrick in situ at the gallery Art @ Taylor Made in
the Lanes to promote the soon-to-be-coming classes...