a digital drawing of abstract female figures dancing together. The forms are dark blue and the background is peachy pink with white stars
Courtesy Herfa Thompson

Drink & Draw

  • Wed 27 Apr
  • 6.30–8pm
  • The Tetley Bar & Kitchen
  • £6
Book tickets here

April’s Drink & Draw will get you dancing in your seat.

This session explores traditional life modelling, but with the added complexity of costume and dance.

Inspired by ‘contact jams’ where dancers and musicians improvise while artists sit and draw, we’ll develop the skill of capturing life in movement.

Starting with still poses and gradually moving into slow movements, the evening ends with a 15 minute dancing and drawing exercise.


Drink & Draw is The Tetley’s regular series of live drawing events, inviting you to get creative in a relaxed, sociable atmosphere.

This event is intended for adults.

No previous experience is required, and all materials are provided.

About the artist

Herfa Thompson is a London-born artist, currently based in Leeds. She studied Sculpture and Environmental Art at The Glasgow School of Art. Having grown up in Southern Africa, Thompson experienced frustration that her return to the UK was not made to feel like a return home. Her work explores a world where brown bodies are peacefully and joyfully existing, referencing nostalgic memories of her time in Africa and Martinique, as well as exploring the relationship between humans and bodies of water.


  • Drink & Draw is hosted in our Bar & Kitchen on the ground floor. There are accessible toilets on the ground floor.
  • Please call us on 0113 320 2323 or email reception@yorkshire-contemporary.local if you have any specific questions about access.