Life drawing might not be something you’ve ever thought of doing, but it’s an experience everyone should try (at least once).
Held at Analogue Academy every Tuesday from 6 – 8pm, the untutored classes only cost $10 and include basic materials (this means you can rock up empty handed – straight from work/school/your couch).
For those who don’t know, life drawing is the act of drawing a living person. Normally this means drawing a nude model in “real life” – not through a photo or from memory.
Back for its third year, Life Drawing Geelong organiser, Jane clears up two key misconceptions about life drawing:
“Firstly: Many people think that the classes are just an excuse to see “hot” naked women (or men – depending on what you prefer). However, this type of comment is typically accompanied by porn music interpretations and awkward stripper moves.
“This is not what happens in class. Our models are professionals and people, we’re extremely protective of them. It’s just not like that.
“Secondly: That you have to be half decent at drawing, or have some kind of technical qualification/education. I’m a science/policy geek but love the classes as they scratch the other side of my brain. They’re a great opportunity to concentrate, focus and escape from everyday life. Plus, no one can see your drawings (unless you want them to).”
There’s absolutely no judgement – so, don’t use a lack of artistic ability stop you from drawing. If you’re feeling extra game, there may even be the chance to attend the class as the model! Plus Josh’s playlist is epic (from Analogue Academy).
Life Drawing Geelong
Every Tuesday 6 – 8pm (until we need a holiday)
$10 (cash only)
No bookings or skills required