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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.

– Christopher
0448 511 207


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 or their Facebook page.

Happy drawing everyone!


Model updates and life on the Fringe

Greetings all,

First up, thank you to everyone who came out on Monday, it’s been a while since we were filled to maximum occupancy like that, which was great to see (especially with so many new faces).

Next week we have something different. Firstly, we will be having Marnie in, which is a first for… oh, two years now? And she also happens to be about 34 weeks pregnant. Which means that this will most likely be the last time we have her in. To compliment her, we’ll also be having Ron in. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ron, he is an older, and very skinny, individual, which should make for a great contrast to Marnie.

Fringe Festival Events!
One of our regulars, Chris, is doing an outdoor portrait session as part of the festival and will be doing so Feb 6th and 7th from 8pm onwards. He is set up by the the Perth Cultural Centre and will be drawing people using his tablet. The process of doing so will be displayed on the wall while he works, which is a really fun thing to see. Actually, here’s the blurb from the Fringe page:
The event can be described as live projected street portraiture — a very traditional practice combined with digital tablets and video projection. Highly regarded by judges at the Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2014, Cinema Portraits is a public engagement in which the audience becomes the spectacle. Become immortalised on the walls of Perth’s Cultural Centre as crowds look up to a building sized portrait of yourself as depicted by the Perth artist Chris Lawrence.

Secondly, a life model who we have never been able to get in (but I have tried numerous times, it always comes down to bad timing) is doing a solo cabaret show about what it’s like to be a model. It also concludes with a life drawing session, and sounds really interesting. It runs for two nights next week (the 11-12th). You can find out more and purchase tickets here.

Happy drawing everyone!
– Christopher
0448 511 207

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No session tonight and a model update

Greetings all (and I guess a Happy Aussie Day for those inclined)!

Just a late reminder that there is no session tonight on account of the holiday that is happening this very day.

We’ll be back next week (Feb 2nd), and it will be our first double session of the year with Tess and Lucy. We’ll also be going back up to the usual $15 for the session.

Also, just a general query, I’m considering picking up a music player for the room that anybody would be able to hook their music player (phone, iPod etc) to and add some variety to the room. Might try to see if I can find one with a CD player too for anybody thus inclined. Would anybody be interested in that, or should I just keep bringing in my own stuff? Let me know!


We’re coming back early!

Greetings all, and a Happy New Year!
Usually the UWA sessions come back at the end of January/beginning of February, but due to popular demand we’re going to be starting back on Jan 12th.
As a celebration of the new year and all, the sessions on January 12th and 19th will be $10, down from the usual $15. There won’t be a session on the 26th due to it being Australia Day. When we come back February 2nd it’ll go back up to the normal rate of $15.
On the 12th we’ll be having in Sarah 2 (the newer one we had towards the end of last year) and on the 19th we’ll be having in Trent.
For those of you needing your drawing fix sooner, the Floreat group starts up again this week (Wednesday 7th).


No more for the year!

I hope everyone read my post from a couple of weeks ago and realise that we have no more sessions for the year at UWA.
Sorry about the delay, I’ve been trying to log in all day but WordPress has been giving me issues.
We’ll see you all next year!

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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 ChloƩ 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