Are you a keen artist?  Are you looking for life drawing in Essex and need something friendly and local? If you have your own materials and would like to practice with life models, our Monday classes would be perfect.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso 

Life Drawing in Essex, right here at Prested Hall

Classes are £12 per session and run 10am – 1pm with short tea break, with a different life model according to the week;



7th May Bank holiday – no class

14th May Kaz

21st May Esma

28th May Bank holiday – no class


4th  Marilyn

11th – Stephen

18th Emily

25th Kaz


2nd  Marilyn

9th Kaz

16th Emily

23rd Marilyn

30th Kaz


Sunday Sessions – £15

May 20th – 10am to 3.3pm Heide – Portrait clothed

June 10th – 10am to 3.30pm – CANCELLED

July 15th – 10am to 3.30pm Chrissy – Nude


We will then be finished for summer – back on 3rd September



We have several regular models, but always welcome newcomers, so if you’d like to offer your services please email us

You could come and join a regular model for an hour and see if you enjoy it, in which case we’d be more than happy to book you on a regular basis.

Models are paid, and, can be collected from Marks Tey or Kelvedon train station if transport is required.

If you have any queries do call The Club on 01376 573399.

For regular updates please visit the Prested Health Club Facebook page

Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.” Georgia O’Keeffe 

Furthermore, if you hold a club or a group activity which needs somewhere to meet why not consider Prested? Along with our fitness classes, we also have a variety of different hobbies represented here at Prested. Over the years we’ve hosted singing groups, well-woman workshops and yoga retreats to name but a few. We’re always happy to hear new suggestions and hire of our studio space is very reasonable. Call us on 01376 573399 to have a chat about your requirements and see if we can make Prested work for you.

With an on-site cafe serving delicious meals and light snacks from 12pm – 3pm Monday to Friday (and 10.30am – 3pm on weekends) you can even build in a lunch element if you are planning on a full day workshop.