Eastern suburbs life drawing bonanza!


Lots of action for life drawing in the Eastern suburbs these days, There is the Basso group on Mondays, and Carol’s Midvale group on Wednesdays and Thursdays, a couple of Swan Valley groups in action and an Armadale group under way. I have not got all of the details as yet so it you would like to be promoted on my site please send info. Take a look under ‘The Scene’ for current life drawing gig information.

Even better ,the Mundaring Arts Centre will be taking over and organising the Midland Junction Arts Centre in the future. There are very positive whispers already in the wind that this will mean the addition of two further weekly Life Drawing gigs available.

Please note there will be an Easter Monday gig at at Basso.

Winter wonder at Basso


We already have a fantastic facility at the Bassendan Community Centre, and it just got better. They have upgraded the fitting and curtains and there is now a splendid wooden floor that beautiful reflects the light. Last week they installed reverse cycle air conditioning. Yippee……. not more cold artists and even colder models. So if you are in for some luxury life drawing, up to three sessions running, great food, great models and 5 star conditions this is the place for you. More details go the The Scene.newmap1

New Life Drawing Group


Hello , here is a new group that is well and truly underway, run by Maggie Hayes in East Fremantle.

Details below

Greetings Fellow Artists,

I am an artist who loves to draw the human form, so I have started LIFE DRAWING sessions in my home studio at EAST FREMANTLE.

Initially, these sessions are NOT being run as lessons, but as an opportunity for artists wanting to draw the figure to come together and participate in a 2.5 hour session, once per week.

The weeks will be set out in 8 week terms, roughly in tandem with school holidays.

Sessions will include a variety of long and short poses which will cater for different styles of work; but this approach can be varied depending on the wishes of those present. Anyone can join any time.



each session will require:

  • a payment of $18.00 x 8 weeks, or $144 payable in advance, so that I can secure models. Alternatively, if you want to addend casually, the cost each session is $25.
  • Participants must bring all their own materials, although butchers and brown paper is available from a roll.
  • There are still three sessions to go until the end of term, the new term will begin on 25/7/16 and will run as follows:



Week 1:     July 2   Monday   6.30 pm – 9pm

Week 2:    August   8

Week 3:   August 15

Week 4:   August 22

Week 5:   August 29



Week 6:     September 5 Monday   6.30 -9pm

Week 7:     September 12

Week 8:     September 19


Please contact me if you are interested at:   maggiehayes50@gmail.com   or: ph: 0423765485

Bali in August, one place left!


My 15th Art Retreat to Bali is from August 8th to the 16th. These are always popular and I only take 4 persons [three already booked]

If you would like to check out the details go the the BALI BOUND tag at the top right of this page.

We travel on the 7th and return on the 17th [9 nights] and of course you might want to add to your stay. I booked these dates on Jetstar and was amazed that the return airfare was only $219

Look forward to hearing from you.

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Vale Travis Betts




If you go back on this blog to May last year you will find a post about male model Travis Betts, along with a great drawing I did of him. It was done at his request prior to him taking on some tats across his chest.

Tragically, Travis died today.

He is well known in life drawing circle, not the least for his amazing ability to endure very long poses. He was so well regarded as a top notch professional, always engaging, deep and personable. Sincere condolences to Tavis’s brother Trent and family.


Male models wanted


The Artistic Hen is looking for gym fit males to model for their Hen’s drawing groups.

Mostly weekend work, well paid, and lots of fun if you are up to it. You need to have a good body and lots of friendly personality to work as a nude model for groups of up to 25 ladies, out to have a good time and also learn to draw. The sessions are well run with a qualified tutor and enthusiastic students. Let me know if you are interested via contact me, and answering the questions in the ‘being a model ‘ section on this site.

Model Information


Life Drawing is well and truly under way in Perth after the seasonal break. If you are interested in being a model this is the time to do something about it. Go to the Being a Model section on this site and have a good read. If you are applying, please answer all of the questions required, it really helps. We are especially looking for more fit MALE MODELS so if that’s you we would like to know.