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Life Drawing Classes

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by Sarah Maddock (subscribe)
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Published June 4th 2011
Every Friday night in Adelaide slightly away from the after work crowds filling pubs and restaurants, you can find students, art lovers and artists expressing their creative side.

In a small community centre in the south west corner of the city you will find the group drawing, sketching and painting in a life drawing class. The class starts with the model in several 5 minute seated and standing poses to get you warmed up and the creative juices flowing. The shorter poses are helpful if you haven't drawn in a while, as you have to focus on making quick sketches and get no time to become critical about your work. The poses gradually increase up to to 20 minutes to allow you to focus on the detail and light and shade of each pose.

This is what your drawing can look like with a little bit of practice

The class isn't led by a teacher, but you can't help but draw inspiration from watching the techniques used and seeing the final sketches of the many talented people in the group.

The writer's life drawing efforts

The class welcomes all levels of ability. At the end of the session you walk away with several pieces of artwork created by you, not a bad start to a Friday night. You supply your own pencil's paints and paper. The class fee covers the cost of the life model and there is a different model every week.
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Why? To express your creative side
When: Every Friday night from 7pm - 9pm
Where: Adelaide South West Community Centre, 171 Sturt Street Adelaide
Cost: $8
I love these classes.
By Justine Kelly - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 26th of July @ 02:16 pm
How do i go about attending a class?
By Anonymous
Monday, 14th of November @ 07:04 am
Hi Anon,
This is the information available on the website:

Life Drawing
Each week there is a different model. Poses range from 1 minute to 30 minutes. Participants need to bring their own art materials. No teacher. Peer feedback. Some light easels and boards available.
When: Fridays, 7pm 9:30pm
Cost: $7
Location: Adelaide South West Community Centre

I think Sarah has covered all that. It doesn't really say what you need to do, or whether you can just turn up. I'd recommend calling 8203 7203 to enquire about them, and whether there are limited spots.

Hope this helps!
By Natasha Stewart - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 15th of November @ 06:51 am
I am keen on trying out being a Life Model. Is there a way I can email them?
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 20th of December @ 01:54 pm
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