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A model update and a heck of a lot of news about town

Greetings all!

There is a lot of news to cover this week, so I will just quickly let everyone know that Nin will be our model for this coming Monday (the 14th) at UWA. The session may start a few minutes late to allow for him to make it over from work.

Next, it looks like my loyalty card idea is really taking off with two other groups having cards having systems of their own!

First is the Drawing School with Tracey, which is happening again tomorrow evening (the 13th) with the wonderful Martha as their model. Remember that through till the end of September (so the next two sessions) you can also get the card from my own sessions stamped. 

Secondly is Thursday nights at The Art Space Collective, which now have their own loyalty card (though I need to look into if this replaces the bring a friend and pay $5 less system that they had before). Through till the end of September, head on out and get yourself a stamp for my own group too at the same time. And you really should go as this coming Thursday they have the fabulous Hayley who is virtually unavailable anymore due to her allowing her work and life to take over her schedule of modelling. 

Combine these two with Sebastian’s Tuesday night group at Mt. Hawthorn which you can get stamps at up till the end of September, and those things really add up! Come on people, the seasons they are a changing so now is a good time to get out there! Don’t have a Monday night @ UWA card? Then come on out for a session and pick one up!

Speaking of Thursdays (well, two paragraphs back), Ray’s sessions at his studio in Craigie have moved from Thursday to Friday mornings 10-1. I’ll be updating the Thursday and Friday pages soon to reflect this, plus the fact he has a model coming in from over seas for a limited engagement.

And last but not least, one of our former models (who is dearly missed) and absolutely amazing portrait artist, Tess, is having a group exhibition opening soon. For a preview head to tessamconie.com.au. Details:

  • Opens: Friday 2nd October @ 6pm 
  • Exhibition runs from the 3rd Oct – 2nd Nov, 2015
  • Heathcote Museum & Gallery, 58 – 60 Duncraig Rd  Perth, WA

Man that was a lot. Get out there and keep drawing (naked) people!

– Christopher


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A model update and a change in format for a week

Greetings all!We had a crazy busy night last Monday. Super crazy. Which was great to see. Especially as we had an impromptu clothed session with Nicola gracing us with her Wonder Woman costume and a burlesque outfit, alongside Molly who is seven months pregnant (we may try to get her in one more time before she is due).

This coming Monday (the 1st) we’ll be having in Leah, who haven’t had in in awhile now.

The following week we’ll be having something a bit different. Two models, Jane plus newcomer Jodie (who just recently joined the scene from what I understand, but takes part in a great deal of cabaret dancing). One will be clothed for the first hour while the second is nude, then vice-versa for the second hour. We’ll also be trying a different format time-wise. For the first hour the format will be: 2x5min, 3x10min, 1x20min. Then we’re going to repeat that for the second hour as well. Let’s see how that works out!

A reminder that the Drawing School is on again this Sunday (look at the Sunday tab for all the info)!

And one last reminder that the Tuesday night at Curtin has switched rooms (Tuesday tab for all the info).

Happy drawing everyone!

– Christopher


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A model update, general info, and some drawing classes

Greetings all,
Terribly sorry about this late update!
Thank you everyone for coming out lately, the last couple of weeks have seen the numbers start to bounce back after quite a dip. I guess tea and coffee was all it took?
Our model for this coming Monday (the 3rd) will be Ron. The following week will be with a new model model, Shontay.

In news about other sessions:
Tracy’s Drawing School will be on again tomorrow (the 2nd), and from then through to the end of September, anyone who heads out will get a stamp for my group on their card (like what I did with Sebastian’s Mt Hawthorn group when it first started). Head on over to drawingschool.com.au to find out more about her group. 
As the numbers have started to slide back down for Sebastian’s group, we’ve decided to reinstate the stamp system at his group through to the end of August, so get out there people!
The Curtin Tuesday night group will be back this week (the 4th) after a brief hiatus with what sounds to be a pretty cool clothed session. 

Drawing Classes!
Earlier this year I did a two week workshop at The Art Space Collective in Scarborough. Well I’m doing it again, and due to feedback it’s changed a bit.
First off, it will be over four weeks, and be on Saturdays from 2-5pm (as opposed to middle of the week during the day as it was before). The first two weeks will be without a model as it covers drawing techniques and the basics, while the following two weeks will have a model to apply those techniques on in an instructed environment.
Anyone interested can head over to https://theartspacecollective.com/bookings to sign up. 

And that’s it!

Keep drawing, but please don’t hurt people while doing so!
– Christopher


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A late model update and Tuesdays with Sebastian

Greetings all,
Sorry about the late update folks. Tomorrow night we’ll be having a female model session, with new face Aya.

And the Tuesday night sessions in Mt Hawthorn are finally starting up this week.
Details:
Location – Mount Hawthorn Lesser Hall, (downstairs) entry via Braithwaite Park, 197 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, WA, 6016 Cnr of Scarborough beach road and The Boulevarde, Mount Hawthorn
When – Every Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 pm starting on the 5th of May, no bookings needed – just roll up
Cost – $15 for three hours
Supplies – Any dry drawing media (charcoal, pen, pencils, etc.) and your own choice and size of paper.
Contact – Sebastian can be reached on 0422 955 910 or sebastiangf(AT)hotmail.com

Keep drawing people!
– Christopher


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A model update and a holiday

Greetings all!
We’ve been having a great turnout of late, so thank you all for that!

This coming Monday (tomorrow night) will be a male/ female session, with a first for us: a 55 year old woman (Rebecca, who we haven’t had in before) with a 30 year old man (Travis, who we have had in quite a few times before). Every other time it’s been the other way around for us.

The following week (the 30th), we have a new model from Germany in by the name of Mirjam.

On April 6th there will be no session as it will be a public holiday, so we’ll be back the week after that.

Cheers
– Christopher
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No session, a model update, and our annual exhibition!

Greetings all!

First up, there is no session this coming Monday (the 2nd) thanks to it being a public holiday.

When we come back on the 9th, we’ll be having new for us Martha, along with new to Perth from France, Jeanne. Yes, a surprise double session! Though not so much a surprise now that I’ve just revealed it…

Next up, we have our annual show this coming Friday at 6pm! Feel free to come on out for a drink and to look at some artworks. It’s in the Cullity Gallery, which is located on the ground floor of the tall building right next to where we have our drawing sessions!

And lastly, The Art Space Collective in Scarborough is doing a special this month where a friend can join you for free at their drawing sessions on Thursday mornings, which basically makes it half price if you two share the costs!


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Life drawing everywhere!

Hello all!

So a few updates about our own group, and some of the other ones in the city.

First up, incoming models! Three new models over the next three weeks:
February 16 – Xanthea, a classical dance trained street statue performer.
February 23 – Peter, a Norwegian/Indonesian student of Vovinam (a Vietnamese martial arts).
March 2 – Martha, a red headed model that comes highly recommended by some members of our group.

Our exhibition:
I have confirmed this week that our opening night will be March 6th, with the show running through to the following weekend. We start setting up on March 4th, and we take down the 14th. As with previous years, you can put up as much as you like and set your own sale price, just keep in mind that the gallery keeps 10% (which is quite measly for any of you with gallery experience). I’ll be making up a flyer for early next week for everyone to distribute if they’d like.

Other venues!
The Bassendean group has changed both venues and days. They are now on Monday mornings (as opposed to Tuesdays) and are now located at the Basso Community Hall (same time of 9:30-12:30, and price of $15).

The Art Space Collective is a new centre in Scarborough. They run sessions on Thursday mornings, Tuesday evenings (with lights and props and such), and over the next two Wednesdays I’ve been asked to run drawing classes there (instructed, three hours each day from 9:30-12:30, with a model for the final two hours). You can find out more about them on http://www.theartspacecollective.com or their Facebook page.

Happy drawing everyone!