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 DelRayArtisans.org/life-drawing for the most current schedule.
If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Rand at LifeDrawing@DelRayArtisans.org.
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.
Sessions feature nude models unless otherwise noted.
|Sun Jan 7||9:30-11:30am||Gesture (clothed)|
|Wed Jan 10||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long (clothed)|
|Wed Jan 24||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Sun Feb 4||9:30-11:30am||Gesture|
|Wed Feb 7||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Wed Feb 21||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Sun Mar 4||9:30-11:30am||Gesture (clothed)|
|Wed Mar 7||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Wed Mar 21||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Sun Apr 8||9:30-11:30am||Gesture|
|Wed Apr 11||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Wed Apr 25||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long (clothed) – Apr 25th session will be FREE! Come early to get a spot!|
|Sun May 6||9:30-11:30am||Gesture (clothed)|
|Wed May 9||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Wed May 23||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Sun Jun 3||9:30-11:30am||Gesture|
|Wed Jun 6||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Wed Jun 20||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Sun Aug 5||9:30-11:30am||Gesture (clothed)|
|Wed Aug 8||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long (clothed)|
|Wed Aug 22||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Sun Sep 9||9:30-11:30am||Gesture|
|Wed Sep 12||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Wed Sep 26||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Sun Oct 7||9:30-11:30am||Gesture (clothed)|
|Wed Oct 10||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Wed Oct 24||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long|
|Sun Nov 4||9:30-11:30am||Gesture|
|Wed Nov 7||2:00-5:00pm||Short/Long (clothed)|
|Wed Dec 12||1:00-2:00pm||Holiday Party|
Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community.
Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.
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LIFE DRAWING: Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions to hone your figure drawing skills. Just drop in with your supplies to draw our live models. Fee: $8-$12. View the calendar: DelRayArtisans.org/life-drawing
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LIFE DRAWING: 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. Just drop in for the session and bring your supplies to draw or paint our live models. Fee ranges from $8-$12. All skill levels are welcome. Del Ray Artisans is located at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA. See our calendar for dates and times: DelRayArtisans.org/life-drawing