It's enrolment night for 'Life Drawing for Beginners' and each of the prospective students has their own reason for being there . . .For friends Meg, Anna and Fiona the class is a welcome distraction: Anna's husband has just left her for a younger woman. As she struggles to come to terms with the end of the marriage, she begins to develop some strange habits. Fiona has just found out that she's pregnant but has to ask herself the reason why she hasn't told her husband yet. While Meg is just there to support her friends - or is she? Then there's the handsome, mysterious James who has moved to Carrickbawn looking for a new start for himself and his daughter. With secrets to hide, he's vowed to keep to himself but then his interest in Jackie, the single-mum, life-drawing model takes a more personal turn. Irene has a beautiful home, a handsome, successful husband and the perfect daughter. So why isn't this enough? While Audrey, the teacher, has just fallen in love - with the adorable puppy in the window of the local pet shop. Will she be put off by the brusque pet shop owner or does she find out that his bark is worse than his bite? As the weeks pass, do the members of life drawing for beginners find hidden talents, or at the very least some distraction?