This group is an experiment to create a free exchange of modeling and drawing for artists, like myself, who love drawing from life. Group members take turns doing some of the modeling (nude or lightly-clothed) and will have plenty of time to draw.

I'm experimenting with a new system and limiting the meetup to ages between 18 and 35. I'm very sorry if this excludes you. The point is not to place a value judgement on people outside of that age range, but only to try to create a social group closer to my age.

I have drawn from life on and off for the last 15 years or so, have taught life drawing, and also have experience modeling for life drawing classes in the University setting. I think the experience of being on both sides of the coin is valuable and interesting.


  • All meetings are free!
  • All body types are welcome. I generally prefer to draw athletic bodies (just to see anatomy better), but I've drawn great models of all shapes, sizes, races, etc.
  • The group is hosted at my home in Oakland as I have plenty of space and nice light.
  • I live in the Glenview neighborhood (accessible by car or bus)
  • This is a safe and respectful group. If I see any predatory, undesirable behavior, I will not hesitate to remove those members.

PS. We may also have meetings to just talk about and look at art in museums or galleries. Any ideas are appreciated.

We're 529 life drawing exchangers

This group is closed to new members.

Founded Jul 18, 2010
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