The life drawing scene in Perth is pretty active. At last count it was about 15 regular groups that I know of and I am sure there are more.
Also life drawing groups are becoming a little more co-ordinated with one another which means that it is now possible to catch a life drawing gig probably every day of the week. Best, there is a real sense of sharing information and support for groups just forming. As this list is just starting out, let me know if you have a regular group and I will add it to this list or update your information.
There is also now a ‘Life Drawing in Perth’ Facebook page that is really good to join if you want to keep up to date with gigs and models info.
For models there is a Perth Life Models Facebook page, but I am not sure if it is kept up to date.
Some of the major life drawing groups are;
Floreat Group, now the Dalkeith group.
This longstanding group has now moved from Hackett Hall.
Meets Wednesday 9.30 until 12.30 at Adam Armstrong Pavilion, off Jutland Parade, Beatrice Ave, Victoria Ave Dalkeith
Usually two models, good lightingand lots of good drawing gets done. $15. Easy parking New building. Bring your own everything. Well organised. Very dedicated. Contact Rob email@example.com
This group has now expanded into the Bassendean Community Centre next to the Senior Citizens Cnr. Old York Rd and James St, map below. Because there is lots of quality space and lighting it has now expanded two sections and occasionally three separate groups working in the same space. Has special drawing events on Monday holidays. Contacts Jeff Bryant<firstname.lastname@example.org> portraitsitting.wordpress.com/.and Bonnie Barlow <email@example.com>
Shenton Park group
Monday evenings from 6.00pm to 8.30pm
Meets at the Victoria League premises, an old world, wood paneled and carpeted room.
The address is 276 Onslow Road, Corner Kings Street Shenton Park.
Poses start at 1 minute and progress up to 20 minutes.
BYO materials, there are tables but you are welcome to bring your easel if you prefer.
$15 per evening, casual basis.
Atwell House Group
Casual Life Drawing Sessions are held on Sunday mornings. Atwell house is on the corner of North Lake Rd and Canning Hwy. Parking is OK but entry is only from the West on Canning Hwy.
Enquiries 9330 2800
Life drawing @ Curtin
Weekly life drawing sessions
Open to all every Tuesday (6.15 – 8.30PM) Located in building 201.504a at Curtin University Campus in Bentley.
$10 BYO materials. Bit hard to find but go to http://experimentaldwg.wordpress.com/find-us/
Queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Kiah Bouchet is directing and modelling in her own life drawing classes. Giving the opportunity for artists and models to come together to share and experience the excitement that comes from being a creator. Kiah is a wonderful model and really dedicated to encouraging life drawing. Set dates on her website http://drawingclassesperth.com.au
Shirley Winstanley/Karen Fankel group.
When: Every first Sunday of the Month
2.00pm to 5.00pm – Please arrive early to set up and be ready for a 2pm start.
Cost: $20 – includes afternoon tea.
Where: Unit 2, 6 Barnett Court, Morley (click here for google map
Usually single pose. Limited to 10 persons.
Shirley Winstanley Friday Group
Shirley runs a group on Friday mornings at her home in Bayswater 10am until 1pm. Good lighting and atmosphere. Range of poses and also some long pose painting sessions. Check with Shirley first about attending as she has ‘regulars’ and space is limited.
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