Life Drawing

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.

Please note I run this group in a Covid-safe way, prioritising the health of vulnerable members. If this does not sit well with you please seek another group. In practice, the current level of protection means:

  • You are required to wear a mask on arrival and when not seated in place. So when you are moving around, mixing/interacting with each other, you need to put the mask back on.
  • If you are unwell and could have Covid, you must not attend.

(Covid information updated February 2023)

Our life drawing group is a warm, inclusive group and the models are sourced through an agency, guaranteeing high quality. 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.

All levels of skill are welcome:  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 a mix of short and medium poses, up to 20 minutes long. 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 usually run a session once/month on a Saturday afternoon. Sometimes these are advertised as costumed life drawing sessions, so keep an eye on the facebook page for updates. Please note, this  facebook page shows life drawings from our group and is therefore not exactly ‘worksafe’.

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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 untutored: 2-4pm Summer months, and 1-3pm Winter months.

The Venue

Bunya House

When you complete form below, I’ll give you more information. We draw in Arana Hills, a north-west Brisbane suburb about 13km from the city centre.

What should I bring?

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…you can start with what you have). There are chairs and drawing boards available.

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