Drawing Centre

Attend life drawing, talks and events run by the Drawing Centre and get involved in our exhibitions and projects.

Drawing at UWE Bristol

At UWE Bristol, drawing has been a core activity for our students within art and design disciplines for over 60 years. We see drawing as one of our areas of strength and expertise. The School of Arts brings together a diverse set of disciplines and with this comes an opportunity to expand the tradition of drawing into new areas.

Drawing is accessible, interdisciplinary, and enables thinking through making. Whatever your experience level, or the course you're doing, we will have something to interest you. Take a look at what we have on offer.

Student in the Drawing Studio preparing sheets of paper for a drawing class.

Drawing sessions

We offer a range of drawing sessions on a regular basis that are free to attend for UWE Bristol students and staff.

Life drawing

Life drawing is open to all UWE Bristol students and staff, no experience necessary.

It’s free and all materials are provided. Sessions are drop-in, no need to book.

Life drawing takes place on:






Arnolfini (students only, term time)

Every other Tuesday (please see events diary for dates)


Arnolfini (students and public, term time)



Drawing Studio, 0C38 Bower Ashton (students only, term time)

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