Pencil sketch of a full human body

A space to document the human form

Location: Eldon Building

Life drawing is the art of drawing a living person, and our Life Drawing Studio is a space for students, academics and the public to develop their drawing skills for their coursework, projects, or as a hobby.

The studio is primarily used by students in our Games, Animation, and Illustration courses to practise their still life and life drawing skills, and to study physiology. Our experienced drawing teachers guide students in their drawing modules, working individually and in teams within the space. Students are also able to order specific materials ahead of time for their classes and sessions.

Our studio is open until midnight three nights a week during certain periods and bookable by students to work unsupervised. Our skills tutors offer sessions for students of differing levels and run evening drawing classes open to the public.

Equipment and amenities

  • 20 canvas easels — to run maximum classes of 20 students at a time
  • Elevated platform — for our subjects to be easily viewable
  • Full skeleton and an assortment of bones — for practising bone structure and body mechanics
  • Overhead artificial lights and large open windows with adjustable blinds — to study and draw subjects in different lighting situations
  • Projector used to assist drawing classes
  • Sound system — for expressive drawing sessions

Opening times

  • Tuesday–Thursday: Open during semester time until midnight

Our studio runs on a timetable with courses and teaching taking priority. Students looking to use the space can book it through the Eldon Reception team at


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Where to find us

Life Drawing Studio
Eldon Building
Winston Churchill Avenue