The Bristol Drawing School at the RWA

Connection and Interaction: Paired Life Drawing

(After Titian - drawing by Hannah Murgatroyd, tutor for both the Life Drawing: Composing the Figure Through Art  10-week course - starts Tuesday 12 January 2016 - and Paired Life Drawing  workshop, Sunday 13 March 2016)

The Bristol Drawing School was started by Graham Woodruff and Carol Peace as a not for profit partnership in November 2007 with the aim of celebrating the importance and diversity of drawing. In September 2011 the school moved from the Paintworks to the Royal West of England Academy where we are continuing to offer a diverse range of courses and workshops.

As a student at the Bristol Drawing School you will benefit from access to the RWAs facilities including free entrance to exhibitions during courses and workshops and use of our stunning galleries to draw in to develop your skills at Bristol’s first art gallery.

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Icon Painting

(Image: Director of the Bethlehem Icon School, Ian Knowles's Icon Painting workshop, Friday 15 - Sunday 17 January)

Booking Information

You can download the full January - March 2016 Programme here, but to book all courses or workshops please either book online at

Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1PX

0117 973 5129 /

Bristol Drawing School moved to the RWA in September 2011. Offering one-off day, evening and weekend workshops, as well as longer 10-week courses, all aspects of drawing are taught, including:

Life drawing

Anatomical drawing

Botanical drawing

Landscape drawing

Experimental drawing

Drawing into Collage

Drawing with paints

For more information on individual courses, prices and how to book, visit the Bristol Drawing School site or pick-up our new brochure at the RWA.

Drawing Circus Performers at Circomedia

(Image: Drawing Circus Performers at Circomedia Saturday 27 Februray 2016)