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Life Drawing with Gabby Special Offer
from AU$22.00

Life Drawing with Gabby

An art class where traditional meets contemporary

Next Available: Wed, 28 Feb 6:00PM (AEDT)
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2 hours
Over 50 people have attended this class


Fortnightly life drawing classes with local Naarm/Melbourne based artist Gabriella Bartolo

A relaxed art-making space, focusing on representing the human body. We will explore traditional life drawing techniques and exercises, and combine them with contemporary approaches. Over the weeks, the focus will change thematically, however there are no strict boundaries. 

Materials provided: paper, graphite pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal, pastels. Paints and inks when relevant (will be announced in advance). 

~ participants are welcome to bring their own equipment 

The class will include quick exercises and longer poses, some with an emphasis on group work and communal creation. Conversations about our own and each others work will be facilitated. 

All skill levels are encouraged to come and take part. This class is a safe space for all. 

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What you will learn

  • Figurative art skills, both traditional and contemporary techniques. Build familiarity with representing the human body.

What you will get

  • Materials included
Parking Info

2hr parking around the corner on Victoria Street. 1hr parking on Johnston Street.  

Appropriate for

All skill levels encouraged. A safe space for all. 18+ age requirement.

Gabriella Bartolo

(5 Reviews)

Fortnightly life drawing classes with artist Gabriella Bartolo at the Old Bar Gallery (Fitzroy). All skill levels are welcome, we explore traditional life drawing techniques and combine them with a variety of contemporary art approaches. This class is a safe space for all. 

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5.0 (5 reviews)
Estellarated it
20 Dec 2023Life Drawing with Gabby
Loved Gabby's life drawing class! It was great to learn new techniques while also getting the space and time to be creative with it. I left the class very happy and calm. Will definitely be back!
Brigitarated it
07 Dec 2023Life Drawing with Gabby
I loved this class! It was so relaxing and fun. Gabby was a wonderful teacher. I would highly recommend :))
Megrated it
09 Nov 2023Life Drawing with Gabby
Gabriella brought such a wonderful energy, instantly putting us at ease. She provided insightful instruction and facilitated the class in a really fun and light-hearted way. Even the most nervous participants at the beginning felt confident enough by the end to show their work to the rest of the class. So much fun, thanks Gabby!
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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’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 1 day before class starts. An admin fee of AU$5.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 13 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 1 day 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

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Gabriella Bartolo or organised by Gabriella Bartolo 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 Gabriella Bartolo


I agree to give Gabriella Bartolo unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Gabriella Bartolo  classes and events or on Gabriella Bartolo premises. (For use of Gabriella Bartolo marketing materials).

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