Del Ray Artisans Open Life Drawing Sessions

  • August 09, 2017
  • Del Ray Artisans Gallery 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandfria

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Open Life Drawing Sessions – 2017

Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome.

The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for Del Ray Artisans members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. View the “Life Drawing” category in the online calendar at for the most current schedule.

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Rand at

Session Types

Gesture Sessions (two hours)
Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of dynamic 1 to 5 minute poses. Occasionally different drawing exercises are employed to keep things interesting.

Short/Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

Long Pose Sessions (three hours)
If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

This week's sessions are:

Gesture (clothed) - Sunday, August 6th, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Short/Long - Wednesday, August 9th, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Long - Wednesday, August 9th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

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