Summer Salons Drawing Sessions

Christmas is approaching, and maybe you’ve got a hankering for some drawing early in the new year. We’ve got you covered: join us for the summer salon life drawing sessions.

Salon Models
7 Jan - Gigi (AM), Peter H (PM)
8 Jan - Rose (AM), Rocky (PM)
9 Jan - Kevin (AM), Ella (PM)
10 Jan - Jade (AM), Sophie S (PM)
11 Jan - Phoebe (AM), Toria (PM)
12 Jan - Steve (AM), Alan M (PM)
13 Jan - Angel (AM), Michaela (PM)
14 Jan - Elevan (AM), Chris A (PM)
15 Jan - Aliska (AM), David J 
& Jane (double PM)

Tickets are available for all sessions, see link
If you would like to attend 7 or more sessions, please contact us for a discount. 

Dates: Saturday 7 January – Sunday 15 January 2023
: Morning: 10:30 – 13:00, Afternoon 13:30 – 16:00
Venue: Princes Hill Community Centre
5 Bagung Lane (rear of 270 MacPherson St)
Princes Hill, VIC 3054

Near the Melbourne General Cemetery, see map snippet.

Please note the venue is on the first floor, with one set of stairs and no lift. Contact us if you need accessibility assistance.

Tickets to attend to draw:
Space is limited so get in quick to avoid disapointment. 

Bring your own materials (paper and drawing implements). Easels, tables and boards are available.

Light refreshments, tea and coffee will be provided.

Conditions of entry include:
– Drawing devices with cameras will need to have their lenses covered at all times.
– Mobile phones are not permitted to be used in the drawing studio.
– Attendees will be asked to wear a mask at all times.
– Proof of vaccination may be required.

Fleur, President. 

LMS Winter Life-Drawing Salons

We’re back in person with our Life-Drawing Salons

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 June, Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 July.

Morning 10:30am – 1:00pm (short poses) & Afternoon 1:30pm – 4:00pm (long pose)

Models to be announced.

Hosted at Princes Hill Community Centre, 5 Bagung Lane, Princes Hill.

Tickets are available online here.

Email us for discounts available for bulk purchases

Attendees must provide proof of vaccination and wear masks to enter this venue. Numbers are limited.

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.