AS YOU HAVE ASSUMED, LIFE DRAWING HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO COVID.
SADLY PINEAPPLE ARTS IN DULUTH IS CLOSED FOR GOOD. We will miss the wonderful people who ran the Store, Jamie, Faith, Lucy, etc!!!
Life drawing in Duluth MN will come back in some form! I know of people who may be working on it. It may be held in one of the colleges, yoga studio, store, or the DAI.
Until then, check out some of my favorite life drawing links,
Interested Models see more information at the bottom.
Old Pineapple Arts Life Drawing set up
Figure drawing can help an artist hone fundamental visual skills that are transferable to almost any medium or subject. Drawing a live figure is a classic method of drawing what you see. Drawing from a photo is still good but you loose the 3D aspect. I like to feel and translate the movement, the angles, the proportions, the lighting, etc. that drawing the nude provides. I feel drawing a nude is simpler than drawing a model with cloths. Nudes have round, smooth, rhythmic lines. Models with cloths add angled lines and different shading which are fun to do as well. The first few times will feel awkward but that passes. It is very important to be VERY respectful and appreciative for our model and the other artists!!! Holding a pose for several minutes is not easy. Some artists will only focus on the portrait. Sometimes I like drawing just the hands and feet.
Life Drawing in Duluth MN. (Currently not available) Typically a location/host hires a nude model to pose for 2 hours. A timer person will start with five-1 min poses (or less) to get loosened up doing quick gestural drawings. Then four or five 2 min poses and three or four 5 min poses. Then a 10-15 min break. In the last hour there will be three 15 min poses. Cost on the low end is $12-$15 on up. It is largely dependent on length of time, the location and experience and skill of the models. There are typically no lessons or instructions provided! Get there at 10-15 min early so you can get set up and settled. Being late disrupts the model and the other artists!! You might be able to pay the host at break time. The location may have a closed sign in the door, maybe saying class in session. This is obviously to protect the models privacy. There are usually drawing boards and drawing horses available. See photo.
There are no fixed rules or necessary supplies for figure drawing. Most use only pencil or charcoal and simple inexpensive sketchbooks and low-cost non archival paper, such as newsprint.
Don’t be frustrated by comparing yourself with others who have been doing this for many years! You can ask to see their work and be motivated to improve!
(Must be over 18 yrs to attend)
I may see you there.
If you want to be a paid adult model please contact me and I will forward your email to the Life Drawing scheduler.
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We are looking for adult male or female models. Nude, (or possibly partially clothed or fully clothed) models interested in posing for Life Drawing groups.
Please contact me and I will try to answer questions and talk about typical poses and times in pose, etc. or I will provide your info to the scheduler to reply. Give me very specific information so I know you are not a robot or some creep spamming me (you can understand).
Updated 18 Aug 21