life drawing in perth


Model info for some groups about town!

Greetings all,

I hope you folks haven’t been letting the weather keep you from heading out to do some drawing (sadly, I am using that excuse for myself).

Over the next few weeks, the Shenton Park Monday night group has a few models lined up:

  • April 18th is Amy
  • April 25th is Anzac Day so no life drawing that evening
  • 2nd May is Jane
  • 8th May is Joe, the first male so far with the group

And over at The Art Space Collective, their fortnightly Drawing Theatre sessions will continue on April 28th (7-9pm) with Jane. 

Happy doodles everyone!

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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 and yet another holiday?

Greetings all,
Just a quick note for the weekend that our session on Monday will now be a clothed model session (our first for the year) with Jane, as our pervious model had to unfortunately cancel. I’m not sure what outfit Jane will be wearing this time, but given her previous outfits (jungle girl, steam punk, burlesque and 1960s stewardess) I’m quite sure she won’t disappoint.

The following Monday (the 20th) will be a male/female session with Kieran and Leah.

And lastly, there will be no session on the 27th due to ANZAC day. Which from our perspective unfortunately makes April quite a short month.

Cheerio all!
– Christopher

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New models

Good evening all, we had a great turnout this weeks thank you all for that.
For our session this coming Monday (the 17th) we’ll be having in two new models. First up is Sarah… though we just had a Sarah last week, so I shall refer to her as Sarah 2 to avoid confusion. And secondly we have Marisa.
The following we’ll be having our first ever double clothed model session with Jane and Beth!
– Christopher

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Big model update

Greetings all,
Sorry about the late update (yet again). Stupid illness and work caught me unawares.

Tomorrow night (the 27th) we’ll be having a new model for us (and newish to the scene as well), Marisa.
The following week (Nov 3rd) we’ll be having in Lindsay (who has not been in in quite awhile) and Joe.
On Nov 10th our models for the evening will be Chloé and Sarah.
The 17th I’m stall waiting on confirmation for (I’m trying to get in new/unused models before the end of the year, so hopefully they’ll be unfamiliar faces).
The 24th is going to be exciting, as we’ll be having our first double clothed session with Jane and Beth! Apparently they even met up yesterday to talk about costumes (and I put in a request for one of them to be Jane’s steampunk, as I was disappointed I had to miss it last time).

After that we’ll have two more sessions for the year, Dec 1st and 8th.

See you all tomorrow night.
– Christopher

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Clothed again

Greetings all,
My apologies for the late update. We’ve been having some great sessions lately and I thank everyone for coming out.
This coming Monday we’ll be having a clothed session with Jane who will be wearing her jungle girl and steam punk finest for us. Quite jealous as Sebastian will be running the session for me that night as I won’t be able to make it in.
The following we’ll be having in Hamish (who we had earlier this year for a session Sebastian ran for me, so I am looking forward to getting to draw him), and new to the Perth scene from the USA, Shalyn.

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A UWA model update and loads of info

Greetings all,
We had an absolutely massive turnout last week which was just crazy. I think I can safely say that 30 people is the the breaking point for our humble little room. But think you everyone who came out, I will try a modified layout on Monday to see if I can make things more comfortable (say by removing some of the tables and such).

The next model
This coming Monday we continue the newness of the year by having in yet another new model for us, Joel. I am quite interested in seeing what he looks like as apparently his upper body physique is so impressive that he was described as looking like Captain America. So this ought to be good.

No session
After that, there will be no session on March 3rd due to the public holiday.

Clothed model
When we come back on March 10th, we will have the first of what will be a regularly occurring event for us, a clothed model. In this case one of our regular models, Jane, will be dressed in her finest cabaret outfit for us. The time format for these nights may shift slightly based on the model/clothing.

Double session
And then after that on March 17th, another new regular event for us will be starting with us having two models in at the same time. For our first double-night we’ll be having Kieran and Amy in for the night. This will be really exciting as it will allow us to have have both short and long poses going on at the same time where one model is still for 20 minutes while the other goes through 5 and 10 minute poses. This is something I have wanted to do for a while so I am quite excited to finally get this off of the ground.

Weekly format
After this, we’ll be going to our new six week rotation of having four regular model sessions, a clothed session and then a double session.

I am also looking into getting some proper lighting for the room. Those of you who joined the group last year wouldn’t know what I’m talking about, but those from before then may remember the nice bright spotlights we used to have. Unfortunately, they were really bright, and once we changed the layout of the room to have the model in the centre of the room there was no where to position them that wouldn’t blind an entire row of people trying to draw. So now I am looking into getting some professional spotlights that I could possibly hang from the ceiling for our sessions. I’ve only just started looking, but if any of you have photo or artwork hanging experience and can help point me in the right direction that would be great.

The dropping of the other boot
All of this does come with a drawback though, and that is that from March 24th (the new model cycle), the session rate will be going up to $15. I will be giving out a stamp cards though and you’ll get a stamp for every session you come to with the sixth one being free. Which means that if you come out regularly the double model session won’t cost you a thing, and means that if you average the cost over the six sessions the rate is actually $12.50.
This is due to factors such as the fact the hourly rate I pay models has gone up over the years whereas I’ve been charging the same amount. It also helps to create a buffer for when we have slower nights, which inevitably happens over the winter months where we go down to nights with a few as 6-8 people. The buffer will also assist with refreshments for our annual exhibition.

If anybody does have any questions about anything in this email, please feel free to email me or just ask me in the weekly session.

Oh yeah, one other thing, if any of you are looking for drawing supplies, there is a new supplier in town (though their main thing seems to be catering to Uni students, they do deliver to everybody). Feel free to check them out:

– Christopher

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A model update – the last one for 2013

Greetings all,

I hope everyone is doing well this wonderfully wet weekend.

Only three sessions left for the year, and then the Friday after that we’ll be having our show. Tomorrow night (the 2nd) we’ll have Jane as our model. The following week will be Ron, and the last session (the 16th) will see a new model for us (and Perth in general as she’s an overseas student just here for a year), Milly. I hope to see quite a few of you over the next three weeks.

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Burning through the year

We’re burning through to the end of the year at a fantastic rate, only a few weeks left for us for the year.
This coming Monday (the 18th) we’ll be having a new face in for us – Amy (though she has been modelling for about two years now). The following our model will be Nin, and on December 2nd Jane will be joining us.

Usually we finish up the first Monday into December, but seeing as to how we’re having the show in December, I’ve decided to continue the sessions up till the 16th to give us all some extra time to produce some work. And speaking of the show, I’m starting to put together some promotional material and I’d like to hear if any of you have any names for the show that you’d like to put forward for consideration. Last year I picked it myself, but I think it’d be great to get some feedback from everyone.