Body Positive Life Drawing

Body Positive Life Drawing

Life drawing classes with Frances Cannon

Over 250 people have attended this class


Life Drawing Workshop taught by me (Frances Cannon) hosted at Pink Ember Studio.




This life drawing class will prioritise queer and marginalised bodies (both models and students) and provide a positive, affirming, and safe environment of body love and creativity. 

Students can expect: 

To have materials provided for (no need to bring anything except a willingness to learn and a positive attitude)

To learn basic drawing skills in a judgement free environment

To be guided through a variety of drawing exercises 

To be surrounded by positive affirmation

To learn how to use different materials including pencil, ink, charcoal etc 

Class guidelines:

No photography while the life drawing is taking place

No judgemental comments are to be made towards models or other students

Any disrespectful people will be asked to leave

All supplies must be left at the studio (you may take your drawings with you)  

Class structure: 

6:00pm Students and model arrive, time to socialise and chat, choose your materials, have a snack, free drawing time.  

6:10-7:30pm: Life Drawing

This part of the class will include multiple short poses (20 second, 1 minute, 5 minute etc) and 1 - 2 longer poses (15 - 20 minute). 


The front entrance is 116cm wide with no steps. A low ramp with grips leads into the shop space. There is seating available in the shop. Floors are polished tiles.

If you are attending a workshop, please let us know if you have accessibility requirements prior to your visit. 


There are no steps leading to the bathroom. The bathroom has a sliding door with a width of 75cm.

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What you will learn

  • Basic drawing skills in a judgement free environment
  • How to use different materials including pencil, ink, charcoal etc

What you will get

  • All materials will be provided
Parking Info

Limited parking on side street. 

Studio close to Batman Station and Coburg Station as well as Sydney Road. 

What to bring

  • No need to bring anything except a willingness to learn and a positive attitude!

What to wear


Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Frances Cannon Art

(62 Reviews)

Frances Cannon is a queer, multidisciplinary artist based in Melbourne/Narrm. They works predominantly in drawing and painting in ink, gouache and watercolour. Frances is well known for their simple yet nuanced style of black and white illustration. Frances' work examines ideas of body-love and body-loathing, anxiety, relationships, sex and sexuality, gender, and bodily functions. Their work can be viewed as diaristic as it is based on personal experience. Frances has been involved in ten successful solo shows at galleries including Tinning Street, Off the Kerb, Courthouse Youth Arts Centre, and numerous group shows at galleries including: Montsalvat, RMIT Gallery, Neon Park, Rubicon ARI, and Fort Delta. Frances has worked with with Teen-Vogue, Gucci, Refinery 29, Third Drawer Down, and has been published in Frankie, Yen, Teen-Vogue, Bustle, HuffPost, Dazed and Confused, Vogue, SBS Australia, i-D Mag, Rookie and many more. Frances is the co-owner and director of Pink Ember Studios in Coburg.

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5.0 (62 reviews)
Louiserated it
23 Nov 2022
Fraces creates a comfortable and inviting space to experiment and let the creative juices flow. Highly recommend this class for anyone who hasn't done any drawing before all the way up to experienced artists.
Maddirated it
22 Nov 2022
Such a lovely class! A calm, inclusive environment where anyone of any experience level can explore drawing with different materials. Was my first life drawing class and it was a lovely experience πŸ’•
Calrated it
09 Nov 2022
It was so fun being in such a warm and welcoming space. My first time doing life drawing and after looking for multiple classes Frances Cannons was the only one I found with a focus on diversity and body positivity. I cannot wait to come back!
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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:

You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Frances Cannon Art or organised by Frances Cannon Art must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Frances Cannon Art.


I agree to give Frances Cannon Art unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Frances Cannon Art classes and events or on Frances Cannon Art’s premises. (For use of Frances Cannon Art marketing materials).

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