life drawing in perth


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So. A blog. About life drawing. Yes.

This site will try to be as straight forward as possible. Essentially, it is to be a resource for artists in Perth, WA, to get as much information as they can about the various life drawing sessions going in and around Perth, and for newcomers to not feel intimidated about joining.

In addition to that I, and hopefully organisers from the other various sessions, will be posting pictures from the sessions.

To get things started;

Monday Mornings at 9:30 there is a three hour session in the Midland Junction Arts Centre (Cale St & Great Eastern Hwy) which cost $12 for the session. I’ve never been myself, so I am unfamiliar with the format.

Every Monday night at 6pm, I host a life drawing session at University of Western Australia in the Hew Roberts Seminar Room (adjacent to the Hew Roberts Lecture Theatre) on the ALVA campus (Northwest corner of Stirling Hwy and Hampden Rd). These $10 sessions last for 2.5 hours, 2 hours of which is drawing, and the rest is comprised of two 15 minute breaks. Free Parking in the adjacent parking lots after 5pm. The format starts at gestures, then works up to two 10 minute poses, and finishes off with three 30 minute poses.

On the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm, there is a session run out of the King Street Arts Centre (on on the first floor, turn left from the stairs and it’s the first door on the right). Sessions are similar to the ones listed above, but end with an hour long pose as opposed to the series of 30 minute poses at  the UWA sessions. $10 cover gets you in, and also access to the free wine and juice.

Wednesday Mornings at the start time of 9:30, there is a three hour session that runs out of Hackett Hall in Floreat that will cost you $12. These sessions start at gestures and worth their way up to 25 minute poses. These sessions have been going on for around 25 years, and as such, tend to have a fair size crowd. Make sure to show up early for a good spot.

Wednesday evenings 7pm at the Mechanics Institute Hall on Meadow Street in Guildford. I’ve never actually been to these sessions, so I am unfamiliar with the format, but the sessions run from 7-9:30 and cost $12 for the evening.

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