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New Model and Member Workshops

Two new member/model workshops (hosted over Zoom) are scheduled for early January, 5 & 12, 5:30pm-9:00pm.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Life Models’ Society (LMS) must attend a workshop. This helps allow us to vouch for you as a responsible model, and to help you understand the modelling environment in Melbourne.

In the workshop potential model/members are tutored by very experienced life models who will show them through various poses; explaining what to expect at a modelling session for artists.

The workshops are a very good way to develop physicality and to get the good oil on what to do in front of your audience (usually made up of very grateful artists).

All the good, the bad, and the slightly awkward issues are covered here and will conclude with potential models ready to go out and get work within the art world. Some of the potential models are asked to work in the LMS salons, so artists can experience drawing models on the LMS list.

Anyone interested in registering for the January workshops should click the link here for more information.

LMS Office Closures

The Life Models’ Society office will be closed for the holidays from 5pm, 24 December 2020, until 9am, 2 January, 2021.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we’re back after a well deserved break.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported the arts, life models, and life drawing arts through 2020.

I hope we can count on your continued support in 2021.

Model memberships and artist subscription renewal are due 31 January. Enquiries around payments should be directed to our email address.

Two new member/model workshops (hosted over Zoom) are scheduled for early January, 5 & 12, 5:30pm-9:00pm. Anyone interested in registering for these workshops should click the link here for more information.

Zoom Life Drawing with Chiara

The LMS Committee is now running regular, fortnightly Zoom Life Drawing sessions featuring our models.

All artists are welcome to attend, feel free to pass these sessions on to your networks. These sessions are suitable for all ages 16 and over.

Image: model Chiara, artist Karen Mai

Our next session will feature model Chiara. Chiara describes herself as tall and lithe with long red hair. She is a creative and dynamic well over ten years experience.

Date: Sunday 22 November, 2020 @ 2:00-4:00pm AEDT
Prices are $18.00 full, $15.00 concession, $30.00 household (two or more artists using the same screen)
Tickets are available from Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BLBWL 

LMS Models are entitled to 50% discount please email us for details.

We can also provide custom sessions to your life drawing group at your convenience. If you are interested to engage our models and moderators or instructors please email us for rates.

Zoom Life Drawing with Paul

The LMS Committee is now running regular, fortnightly Zoom Life Drawing sessions featuring our models.

All artists are welcome to attend, feel free to pass these sessions on to your networks. These sessions are suitable for all ages 16 and over.

Image: model Paul, artist Tom Alberts

Our next session will feature model Paul. Paul is a very experienced model having joined the LMS in 1991. Paul is an actor, artist and circus performer. He is an expressive model with sharp features.

Date: Sunday 8 November, 2020 @ 2:00-4:00pm AEDT
Prices are $18.00 full, $15.00 concession, $30.00 household (two or more artists using the same screen)
Tickets are available from Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BLBWL 

LMS Models are entitled to 50% discount please email us for details.

We can also provide custom sessions to your life drawing group at your convenience. If you are interested to engage our models and moderators or instructors please email us for rates.

Zoom Life Drawing with Alison

The LMS Committee is now running regular, fortnightly Zoom Life Drawing sessions featuring our models.

All artists are welcome to attend, feel free to pass these sessions on to your networks. These sessions are suitable for all ages 16 and over.

Image: model Alison, artist Peter Spruch

Our next session will feature model Alison. Alison started life modelling in 2002 and has worked all over Melbourne and much of Eastern Victoria in the 18 or so years since. She enjoys challenging the notion that large bodies are floppy or static, and has been called ‘the most athletic model we have drawn’ on numerous occasions.

She spent much of her childhood rearranging the furniture for play, climbing trees, and hanging upside down on a trapeze. Alison is also an artist, with a particular love of life drawing, which informs her poses. For this session, Alison has access to her own furniture, what will she do?

Image: model Alison, artist Peter Spruch

Date: Sunday 25 October, 2020 @ 2:00-4:00pm AEDT
Prices are $18.00 full, $15.00 concession, $30.00 household (two or more artists using the same screen)
Tickets are available from Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BLBWL 

LMS Models are entitled to 50% discount please email us for details.

We can also provide custom sessions to your life drawing group at your convenience. If you are interested to engage our models and moderators or instructors please email us for rates.

In Memoriam

It is with great sadness the LMS acknowledges the passing of our long-time friend and artist, Gary Cassidy.

For over a decade, Gary had been respected and liked by the LMS community and by artists groups where he drew. His artworks are colourful and full of contrast which created dynamic pictorial representations.

A stalwart at the LMS model’s workshops and Sunday life drawing at Princes Hill Community Centre, Gary made models feel at ease, whether they were anxious and just starting out, or confident and experienced.

He will be greatly missed by all who have known him. He was generous with his time and kind towards others, especially those in our society who were vulnerable as he also was living on the fringe. I will never forget the times I have gotten to know Gary, spent with him and shared with him.

-Patrick Loverso

Zoom Life Drawing with Richard

The LMS Committee is now running regular, fortnightly Zoom Life Drawing sessions featuring our models.

All artists are welcome to attend, feel free to pass these sessions on to your networks.

Our next session will feature model Richard M. He has over ten years experienced as an art nude model and will provide refined classical poses for our session.

Image: model Richard, artist Jane Ineson

Date: Sunday 11 October, 2020 @ 2:00-4:00pm
Prices are $18.00 full, $15.00 concession, $30.00 household (two or more artists using the same screen)
Tickets are available from Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BLBWL 

LMS Models are entitled to 50% discount please email us for details.

We can also provide custom sessions to your life drawing group at your convenience. If you are interested to engage our models and moderators or instructors please email us for rates.

Zoom Life Drawing with Danielle

The LMS Committee is now running regular, fortnightly Zoom Life Drawing sessions featuring our models.

Our third session will feature model Danielle. Slender, long limbed model Danielle has more than 10 years experience. She describes her style as ‘Fluid Grace’, with expressive, dancer-like short poses and elegant, pensive long poses.

Image: model Danielle, artist Palma Ragno

Date: Sunday 27 September, 2020 @ 2:00-4:00pm
Prices are $18.00 full, $15.00 concession, $30.00 household (two or more artists using the same screen)
Tickets are available from Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BLBWL 

LMS Model members are entitled to 50% discount please email us for details.

Zoom Life Drawing with Andrew

The LMS Committee is now running regular, fortnightly Zoom Life Drawing sessions featuring our models.

Our second session will feature model Andrew. Andrew has been modelling for two years, and describes himself as dynamic, creative and slim.

Date: Sunday 13 September, 2020 @ 2:00-4:00pm
Prices are $18.00 full, $15.00 concession, $30.00 household (two or more artists using the same screen)
Tickets are available from Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BLBWL 

LMS Model members are entitled to 50% discount please email us for details.