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Book for Life Drawing – Wednesday

Book for Life Drawing – Wednesday

Untutored Life Drawing with professional models

Next Available: Wed, 19 Jun 1:00PM (AEST)
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2 hours
Over 250 people have attended this class


At Box Hill Art Group we hold monthly sessions to draw nude models in changing poses i.e. Life Drawing. We alternate between male and female professional models. Our untutored life drawing sessions cater for both beginning and accomplished artists.

Life drawing is taught to many budding artists as an introduction into the world of art, even artists that don’t primarily want to specialize in the human form. The human body is a complex object, which allows an artist to learn about a variety of essential techniques. Observing and interpreting the shape of the human body trains an artist to see almost every form of curve, line, and the subtle undulation found in nature.

The two hour sessions begin with five 2-minute poses in quick succession, then two 5-minute sessions. These help the artist with the process of looking and then capturing the pose with simple lines and marks. We then have two ten-minute poses and finish with two twenty-minute poses.

There are regular short breaks after every 20 minutes. Coffee, tea and biscuits are provided.

The cost for each 2 hour session is $20 with tables, boards and easels, supplied. Artists must provide their own paper, charcoal or other drawing mediums.

Those in attendance must prebook and pay in advance. Non-members are also welcome.

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What you will learn

  • Professional female and male Artists models from the life drawing models guild are employed for these sessions.
  • There is nothing like life drawing to sharpen your observational and drawing skills.
  • Sketching from life is possibly the most difficult art form to pursue when the artist is seeking accurate realism. This is great for observational and drawing skills. Correspondingly, of the many life subjects available to us, it’s the human body which has been the most enduring art subject historically, if not one of the hardest to visualise accurately. There are a number of ways to develop an image of the human. These include focusing on the shapes created by tonal effects of light and shade on the body. Another is to focus on the muscles and bone structures of the body, while there are those who like to construct a visual image of a body from geometric shapes before refining them into a realistic form. Whatever method is preferred, we provide a monthly opportunity to draw nude models in various poses that enhance the artist’s ability to draw what is in front of them – life. Each of our untutored two hour sessions of life drawing begins with five 2-minute poses in quick succession that enables the artist to practice drawing the flow of the form, thereby getting the eye and hand in sync. Then comes two 5-minute and two 10-minute poses which allows for a little more detailed work. Two extended poses of 20 minutes each are then provided so artists can hone in on the detail of the form – the body shapes, the joints, the muscles, the way the light highlights the body giving it a three dimensional look.

What you will get

  • Board and easel supplied.

What to bring

  • Artists must provide their own paper, charcoal or other drawing mediums.

What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy)

Appropriate for

Open to all skill levels for adults aged 16 years and above.

Box Hill Art Group

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Our offer to you
Painting pictures is enjoyable, satisfying, therapeutic, good for the soul, great for your social life, combats social isolation, and helps the brain fight against depression and dementia.

Let our expert tutors show you how it’s done because expressing yourself through art is about the best way to be happy and fulfilled.
We cover all styles for all levels.

Our history

The Box Hill Art Group Inc. was established in 1952 and since then it has nurtured many thousands of budding artists, as well as stretching the skills of experienced and exhibiting artists.

Moreover, we cater for watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels, drawing, life drawing and mixed media.

We also offer our member’s access to lessons, paint outs, art demonstrations, competitions, exhibitions and arts awards.
The Box Hill Art Group will open up a whole new colourful world for you to enjoy.

Our membership
Membership is open to anyone between 16 and 116 years of age. Whether you are just starting out in painting or drawing or have been doing it for years you will love being a part of this group, meeting with like minded people to express yourself visually.

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4.9 (45 reviews)
Shirley rated it
21 Feb 2024
Great model
Ray rated it
21 Feb 2024
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Margierated it
21 Feb 2024
A great class. All keen participants...relaxed atmosphere but we didn't waste unnecessary time. All the models they've used when I've attended have been professional and excellent. Thankyou Ray Margie
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Transfers for classes that cannot be attended need to be made up within the same term.

Non members are entitled to only purchase ONE single $26 tutored class. All additional purchases require the participant to become a member of the Box Hill Art Group. This condition excludes Life Drawing sessions and one day workshops which are open to everyone.

Memberships are not transferable to other people. Class payments are not transferable to other members.

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