Life Drawing Sessions

Life Drawing is so good for the brain – working out the left-right hemisphere connections and activating new neural pathways. It has been proven by the Mayo Clinic to be one of the best ways to maintain cognitive health as we age. Let’s do it!

Life drawing at Bunya House in Brisbane’s north-west at Arana Hills is relaxed, fun, social and addictive! Life drawing is wonderful for limbering up the brain and shaking out the cobwebs. It is challenging at first, but as you build your skills you will feel great satisfaction in seeing your work develop. I especially like working with people who learned somewhere along the line that they ‘can’t draw’ to help them build their drawing muscle. Tuition and regular practice can turn around the ‘I can’t’ message very quickly.

All levels of skill are welcome: you can choose to come for a tutored or untutored session on Thursday evenings. It’s a welcoming environment where you can build your skills at your own pace, enjoy catching up with other creatives, and give back time to yourself after the mid-week work hump. The two hours cover warm up poses, and a longer pose in the second hour. This means you get the best of both worlds: being able to hone in and develop your work, while also keeping your mark-making alive and expressive.

Saturday Sessions: I provide a tutored session once a month on a Saturday afternoon. Register to find out about the upcoming session, or check here

Saturday Sessions for Young People accompanied by their favourite adult. read more…

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Find out how to book and pay here

Session times

Thursday evenings (both tutored and untutored): 7pm-9pm

Occasional Saturday afternoons (tutored): 1pm-3.30pm.


The Venue

Bunya House

When you complete the enrolment form below, I’ll send you a map and respond to any questions you may have. Some GPSs and iPhones have a map error, so I want to make sure you know how to find us. Please note that Arana Hills is a north-west Brisbane suburb, near Mitchelton, Ferny Hills, and Everton Hills, about 13km from the city centre.

What should I bring?

Easels and drawing boards are provided. I offer A2 sized cartridge paper at cost – 25cents/sheet (not acid free). Apart from that, please bring your own paper and drawing materials. Here’s a suggested list (but don’t feel you have to rush out and buy a lot of materials…we’ll work with what you have).


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