Life Drawing Online

The LMS Committee will be running Zoom Life Drawing sessions while Melbourne is in lockdown.

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

The session is suitable for all ages 16 and over. Materials not provided.

Sunday 26 October – with model TBC
TIME
2:00pm – 4:00pm (AEDT)

Prices are $18.00 full, $15.00 concession, $30.00 household (two or more artists using the same screen)
Tickets and dates for upcoming sessions are available from: www.trybooking.com/eventlist/lifemodelssociety 

LMS Models are entitled to a 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.

March New Model and Member Workshop

Our next new member/model workshops (hosted over Zoom) is scheduled for 14 March, 14:00-17:30 approximately.

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 March workshop should click the link here for more information.

In Praise of David P

We wanted to thank David who is a LMS life model and WAA artist for his wonderful work with us over the years by making this special presentation.

Below is the article and photos that were published in the January 2021 Whitehorse Arts Association Newsletter plus some of my drawings of David from the WAA Life Drawing workshops. Sadly, David has motor neurone disease and is rapidly declining. Our love and best wishes go to David and his family.

David has been part of our WAA Thursday afternoon life drawing family for ever.

He brings with him into our midst love, light and laughter. Working on either side of the drawing board as our model, or as a fellow artist David’s pursuit of art is dedicated and serious.

As our model, David’s unique signature poses are often (not always) an intricate tangle of bony arms and legs almost impossible for us to decipher. (David confesses he often includes extra arms and legs to confuse us!) With his most wonderful “Old Testament prophet’s face”, bony body and expressive hands and feet, these poses are the utmost challenge to our abilities and are always a joy and delight and inspiration to us. The one problem with these poses is David is not free to do a drawing of himself!

As a fellow artist David draws with dedication and love. The notable qualities of his drawings are their sense of gesture and movement, and particularly the varied and sensitive line quality they display. His drawings contain mark making at its very best.

As a friend David, with his generosity of spirit, simply by being David enhances our Thursday afternoons, and transforms them into an extraordinary shared art experience.

There are no words that are high enough praise to honour our beloved David and express what he means to us. We know he has inspired dozens of other artists all around Melbourne for years and years, but we still believe he is ours.

Thank you David.

Rosemary Price, Coordinator, Whitehorse Arts Association.

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.

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.

Zoom Life Drawing with Madelyn

Back in March none of us would have predicted we would still be facing significant social restrictions in August, but here we are.

The LMS Committee is now starting Zoom Life Drawing sessions featuring our models.

Madelyn, self-portraits

Our first session will feature model Madelyn. Madelyn is a prolific artists of no fixed media, theme or subject matter. She has just started working on a book about bees. She is a model with several years experience for drawing and photography.

Date: Sunday 30 August, 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.