What we're about

This is a group for people interested in realist drawing and painting, especially open life drawing and portrait sessions as well as short courses and workshops. Northern Realist is based in AWOL studios, Manchester and run by classically trained painter Christopher Clements. There’s always lots happening from open sessions to studio workshops and plein-air painting sessions, everyone is welcome to join.

Upcoming events (5+)

Drop in Portrait Session

Northern Realist Drawing & Painting

£10.00

Portrait Sessions with long poses run every Monday at Northern Realist during term time. Take advantage of the long poses to push your work further plus the time available make the sessions well suited to painting. Customised easels with a drawing board and a tray for your materials are provided as well as seated positions if you’d rather work sitting down. The studio also has specially designed lighting to give everyone a great working environment. The sessions are not taught although there is always friendly advice on hand if you'd like a bit of help or feedback. All you need bring along is whatever you want to work with and lots of enthusiasm. The studio is open from 6:00pm if you want to arrive early to get set up. That way you can start the session in the right frame of mind and get the most out of the evening. One of the goals of Northern Realist is to create a hub of like minded artists to meet, swap ideas and see different techniques being used while pushing their own abilities. The open drawing sessions offer a great way to do this. Everyone is welcome regardless of whether you study at Northern Realist. If you are interested in studying at Northern Realist, Monday sessions are a great opportunity to see the studio and get idea of what’s on offer. Price £10 Cash n the night or book via Eventbrite FAQs What Materials Will I need? Bring whatever you want to work with, drawing or painting. Easels and drawing boards are provided What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Train: Manchester Piccadilly Metrolink: New Islington/Holt Town Parking: Free parking at Hope Mill How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Contact Chris: [masked] What's the refund policy? Up to one week, full refund if the session is cancelled

Drop in Portrait Session

Northern Realist Drawing & Painting

£10.00

Portrait Sessions with long poses run every Monday at Northern Realist during term time. Take advantage of the long poses to push your work further plus the time available make the sessions well suited to painting. Customised easels with a drawing board and a tray for your materials are provided as well as seated positions if you’d rather work sitting down. The studio also has specially designed lighting to give everyone a great working environment. The sessions are not taught although there is always friendly advice on hand if you'd like a bit of help or feedback. All you need bring along is whatever you want to work with and lots of enthusiasm. The studio is open from 6:00pm if you want to arrive early to get set up. That way you can start the session in the right frame of mind and get the most out of the evening. One of the goals of Northern Realist is to create a hub of like minded artists to meet, swap ideas and see different techniques being used while pushing their own abilities. The open drawing sessions offer a great way to do this. Everyone is welcome regardless of whether you study at Northern Realist. If you are interested in studying at Northern Realist, Monday sessions are a great opportunity to see the studio and get idea of what’s on offer. Price £10 Cash n the night or book via Eventbrite FAQs What Materials Will I need? Bring whatever you want to work with, drawing or painting. Easels and drawing boards are provided What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Train: Manchester Piccadilly Metrolink: New Islington/Holt Town Parking: Free parking at Hope Mill How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Contact Chris: [masked] What's the refund policy? Up to one week, full refund if the session is cancelled

Drop in Portrait Session

Northern Realist Drawing & Painting

£10.00

Portrait Sessions with long poses run every Monday at Northern Realist during term time. Take advantage of the long poses to push your work further plus the time available make the sessions well suited to painting. Customised easels with a drawing board and a tray for your materials are provided as well as seated positions if you’d rather work sitting down. The studio also has specially designed lighting to give everyone a great working environment. The sessions are not taught although there is always friendly advice on hand if you'd like a bit of help or feedback. All you need bring along is whatever you want to work with and lots of enthusiasm. The studio is open from 6:00pm if you want to arrive early to get set up. That way you can start the session in the right frame of mind and get the most out of the evening. One of the goals of Northern Realist is to create a hub of like minded artists to meet, swap ideas and see different techniques being used while pushing their own abilities. The open drawing sessions offer a great way to do this. Everyone is welcome regardless of whether you study at Northern Realist. If you are interested in studying at Northern Realist, Monday sessions are a great opportunity to see the studio and get idea of what’s on offer. Price £10 Cash n the night or book via Eventbrite FAQs What Materials Will I need? Bring whatever you want to work with, drawing or painting. Easels and drawing boards are provided What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Train: Manchester Piccadilly Metrolink: New Islington/Holt Town Parking: Free parking at Hope Mill How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Contact Chris: [masked] What's the refund policy? Up to one week, full refund if the session is cancelled

Drop in Portrait Session

Northern Realist Drawing & Painting

£10.00

Portrait Sessions with long poses run every Monday at Northern Realist during term time. Take advantage of the long poses to push your work further plus the time available make the sessions well suited to painting. Customised easels with a drawing board and a tray for your materials are provided as well as seated positions if you’d rather work sitting down. The studio also has specially designed lighting to give everyone a great working environment. The sessions are not taught although there is always friendly advice on hand if you'd like a bit of help or feedback. All you need bring along is whatever you want to work with and lots of enthusiasm. The studio is open from 6:00pm if you want to arrive early to get set up. That way you can start the session in the right frame of mind and get the most out of the evening. One of the goals of Northern Realist is to create a hub of like minded artists to meet, swap ideas and see different techniques being used while pushing their own abilities. The open drawing sessions offer a great way to do this. Everyone is welcome regardless of whether you study at Northern Realist. If you are interested in studying at Northern Realist, Monday sessions are a great opportunity to see the studio and get idea of what’s on offer. Price £10 Cash n the night or book via Eventbrite FAQs What Materials Will I need? Bring whatever you want to work with, drawing or painting. Easels and drawing boards are provided What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Train: Manchester Piccadilly Metrolink: New Islington/Holt Town Parking: Free parking at Hope Mill How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Contact Chris: [masked] What's the refund policy? Up to one week, full refund if the session is cancelled

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Drop in Portrait Session

Northern Realist Drawing & Painting

£10.00

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