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A model update and some other news

Greetings all!

We had a slow night on Monday with Sebastián running the show. Can’t say I blame you all though, the weather was terrible.

This Monday (the 22nd) we’ll be having Chloe in, which will be great as it has been over a year since we last had her in. On the 27th Travis will be our model for the night.

In other news, I’ll be updating the blog shortly in regards to Wednesday evening sessions as they have now moved to Erwin’s studio. Make sure to call ahead as seating is limited.

And lastly, one of our UWA regulars, Chris Poole, is having a solo show at Artlaab (just across the road from where we are located) next month. The details are:
Fractions (new works 2013)
6pm Friday August 2nd for the opening night, then 11-4 from the 3rd-8th.
Artlaab’s actual address is No. 6 Broadway, Crawley (the old Black Swan Theatre Co. building).


Things are changing in the East

The regular Midland Junction Art Centre group have changed location! I’ll let Peter explain:

We are now to be found at St Marks Hall, Parker St Basendean 9.30 am on Wednesdays. It is a great venue with lots of parking and space in the hall. So we have decided to combine two sessions to run at the same time, one a portrait/nude 3 hour pose and the other a life drawing session with a variety of pose times. Participants can take their pick as to which part to attend, both in the same room!

Also on Wednesday nights the current MJAC session will now be in operation from 7pm at St Marks.

Portrait and Wednesday evening sessions start on the 29th and Life drawing starts March 14th.

We are hoping that this is a big step forward for life drawers in Perth as, if it works we will also fit in an afternoon session as well.

Thank you for your support .

Peter Efford

And that’s that. Portrait and drawing at the same time? That sounds quite nice.


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.