For those keen to spice up their weeknights, try out Evenings of Life Drawing at Subi’s The Corner Gallery.
On every other Wednesday evening, each class hosts no more than 30 people, creating an intimate and calming space for participants to sketch to their hearts content. Each class lasts around two hours, with models holding their poses for between one and twenty minutes. The longer poses allow the experienced artists to create a masterpiece, and gives the gumbies a bit more time to perfect their stick figures. All the models have 5 – 10 years’ experience and model full-time, so you can expect tasteful poses.
Organised by Alex and Sarah from neighbouring Two Six Five Studios, the nude life drawing sessions have a culture of inclusivity, accepting artists of all levels with no judgement, Alex told us,
“It’s a very welcoming environment, people can come in and not consider themselves a creative person and still feel comfortable. All egos are dropped as soon as you walk in.”
In terms of the regular punters, Alex told us there’s a real variety, from artists who have done international work or those who turn to art for a therapeutic benefit, to those who are just curious to try their hand at drawing, all the way to those who are just there for an excuse to try the freshly made popcorn.
On the inspiration for starting Evenings of Life Drawing, Alex told us, “Sarah had come back from Melbourne where she had gone to many nude life drawing nights, and she noticed there was a lack of classes here in Perth, so she decided to start her own.”
Evenings of Life Drawing sessions almost always sell out days prior, so it’s best to book ahead. Get tickets here.
The Corner Gallery is planning to launch cosy movie nights at the gallery in the coming months – keep an eye out on Streets of Subi for the latest updates!