Costumed Life Drawing

I am excited to be presenting Shamani Nair for our first Costumed Life Drawing event back at Bunya House.

Shamani is an Indian Classical dancer trained in a genre known as Bharata Natyam,  an art form that combines melody, rhythm and expression. Dating back 2,000 years, this sacred art form originated from Tamil Nadu, a state in South India.

While drawing this dynamic performer, we will also catch glimpses of the rich tradition of storytelling through dance.

We originally planned this session for a ‘Park Life Drawing’ event, but the weather blew that off course. I am excited that we can now proceed!

When – Event Cancelled

Unfortunately the current cases of community transmission of COVID-19 prompt me to cancel this event.

I wonder if we will be third time lucky, sometime down the track?

Saturday 1 August, 1pm-3pm


Bunya House, Arana Hills (address provided once you register)



Pre-payment is required to secure your spot. I will provide details of how once you register.

Covid-Safety Notice

Staying safe in the pandemic: I am following the Qld Government Guidelines to comply with a covid-safe event. If you are feeling unwell and suffering any symptoms that could be covid-related, you must not attend the session. Please check the details in this cancellation policy:

Please check the payment and cancellation policy

What should I bring?

This is part of our graded return to Bunya House and there are many restrictions on the venue’s equipment due to covid-safe cleaning requirements. You will have a chair to sit on, but unfortunately there will be no access to the regular equipment we used in the past (no easels, no boards).

Please bring your own:

  • sketching gear and materials – be aware you will be resting your drawing pad on your knees
  • foot stool if you would like to prop your knees up (you can get great little $5 folding stools from Kmart)
  • drawing board if you will need one
  • hot drinks and snacks (we are not permitted to use the kitchen items)

Bunya House will have hand sanitiser and a spray sanitiser available.


Due to social distancing requirements, there are only 10 spots available. If you want one, you will need to be quick:

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