Life drawing groups are uninstructed.
I require 72 hours notice if you can’t make the session. This way I can likely fill your seat. Less than that, and if I can’t fill your seat, then you’re required to pay for the missed session. If you’re a no-show, you’re still expected to pay for the session. This helps me keep the costs as low as they are. No-shows with no notice will be required to pre-pay for any future sessions you sign up for.
About the Sessions
Poses are 5-6 hours per day. We start at 9:30am on the nose, and doors open at 9am to come get set up. We draw from 9:30am – 12:30pm, and then break for an hour for lunch. The afternoon session runs from 1:30pm – 3:30pm or 4:30pm.
Sessions are run on a strict timed schedule – 25 minutes on, 5 minutes off, with a 20 minute tea or coffee break mid-session. If timers bother you, then this is not the place for you. We use timers to create a structured, supportive environment for our models so that they never sit for too long, preventing pain and strained muscles.
We have a fully equipped model stand with drapery and various kinds of furniture, enabling us to create a variety of poses. Easels and chairs are provided, and the room has been laid out so that each seat has an optimal view of the model stand – nothing will obstruct your view, and you won’t get any weird foreshortening effects.
The pose will be set according to the model’s preference with some feedback from the artists. Sarah, as the studio owner, gets final say.
Easels and chairs and drawing boards are provided. All other art supplies must be provided by the artist. If you wish to paint in oils, you can only use Gamsol for your solvent. No other solvents will be permitted for health and safety reasons.
There are only 9 seats available for each session, so be sure to register early!