life drawing in perth


Some unfortunate news

Greetings all, I just received confirmation today from Gary that the Tuesday night sessions at the King St Art Centre have been discontinued effective immediately due to a ridiculous decision on the part of the DCA to up the rent to over $100 an hour. And to not even give him any advance warning of that happening which is a real douche bag thing for a government department to do.
So Gary is now in the process of finding a new location and I will post the details as soon as they become available.


Reminder: No session on the 5th or 19th

Good evening all, just a reminder that there is no session at UWA tomorrow night (March 5th), nor the 19th.

For those of you wanting to make up for missing out, how about heading over to the Tuesday night session at the King Street Art Centre? 1st floor, just to the left of the steps, from 7-9:30. It’s their first session for the year and they’re having Lindsay as their model (who we have had in numerous times and is a very good model).


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Quick info

Hello all, first up, there is no session at UWA on the 25th July. I’ll be repeating this weekly to ensure that it isn’t missed.

Secondly, this coming Tuesday, the 5th, is the first Tuesday of the Month. As such, the King Street group will be in session (info for is is under the Tuesday page).


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Last one here

Well we had the final session at UWA on Monday night. Jasmine was our model for the evening and the musical theme was Authechre. That was the last session for the year, and we’ll be returning on January 17th, not the 10th like I had said earlier. Sorry about the confusion.

The drawing sessions at the King St Arts centre also finished up for the year earlier this week with the models being Gary for the first half and Roz for the second. They are now on a break and will be returning the first Tuesday in March (and should be continuing the rest of the year in that fashion too).

Have some happy holidays everyone.

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A short update

The King Street life drawing sessions run by Gary that usually are on a Tuesday night (which would be the upcoming Nov 2nd session) has actually been pushed back to Thursday 4th November. This is due to the Melbourne Cup and the conclusion that there may not be too many people wanting to go drawing after the festivities.

As for the UWA Monday night session, the model for the next session (the 1st), will be Nigel.

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and away it goes

The life drawing session at the King Street Arts Centre last night (06 July).

Jane was the model, and the session was quite tightly packed with a fantastic turnout.

Layout of the king street arts centre life drawing facilities.

The King St session allows for plenty of room for participants

Sample of work from the King Street life drawing session

One day, I too will learn to use colours like Maria

Sample of work from the King Street life drawing session

Even in shadows, Doug's work is awesome

Sample of work from the King Street life drawing session

Some fantastic pen work by a lady whose name I completely forgot to ask

I’ve also discovered that my phone’s camera really hates artificial light, so my apologies to the artists’ whose work my camera is butchering.


we like to draw

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.