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You're Welcome to Join The Seattle Figure Drawing Meetup Group. The main purpose of this meetup group is to do art and figure drawing, as well as provide a wide variety of figure drawing opportunities and settings for area artists, without prejudices or cultural bias. All who appreciate art are welcome.

We hope it will also give artists the opportunity to meet, support and collaborate with each other, swap tips, hook up to visit exhibitions, stage shows, nightclub, etc. We are a diverse group and believe through mutual support and exploration as an artistic community, we will forge strong bonds, we will learn from each other, and we will become better artists.

"Artist" is a broad description and could cover visual art, film, writing, poetry, design, photographery, you name it. We are musicians, singers, dancers, models, actors, painters. In short, any creative spirit. It does not matter in what discipline you are working, your current level, or if you have even started creating the work you wish to show - all you have to do is want to do it and show up.

First, start off by sharing a little bit about yourself so it makes it easier to talk with other guests when meeting for the first time. Just a short line or two with some tidbits about yourself, like where you're from, areas of
creation you are interested in, what you are hoping to gain from the group. Then, try adding your photo or a photo of anything you?ve created.

Next, take a look at our Calendar of Events. While not every event will appeal to your tastes for whatever reason, there is a lot to choose from, so you?re bound to find something that is right for you. At your first meeting, try not to feel shy. At least 50% of guests at each group are meeting for the first time, so plunge in and introduce yourself. Everyone is very friendly. We?d love to have you as a member!

The Seattle Figure Drawing Meetup Group is all about art and figure drawing. We work to provide a wide variety of figure drawing opportunities and settings for area artists of all kinds and styles. Some are more classical and traditionally arranged. Others are non-traditional like at a nightclub or theatrical performance when we get the chance. Everyone is very welcome, from complete beginners to professional artists. Our sessions are laid-back, without a teacher to tell you what you are doing "right" or "wrong." You aren't expected to show your drawings to anyone unless you want to, so please don't be put off even if you don't have much experience. This is a great way to gain more experience.

We have a great mix of people, from those who are simply trying to work extra time for creativity into their lives, to professional artists looking to sharpen their life drawing skills. For everyone, we strive for the highest
professional standards for all involved models, performers, artists. We invite you to take a look at our Calendar of Events. While not every event will appeal to your needs or tastes, there is a lot to choose from, so you?re bound to find something that is right for you. Have an idea for a session type or place and don?t see it on the Calendar? Any member can set up a session for the group at any time. We only ask you adhere to the required criteria for sessions as follows:

* Figure model(s) ages 18+ are welcome [ Meet our models! ] (If the model is under 18 for any session, s/he must be clothed with a parent or guardian present all arranged and approved in advance.)

* All attendees contribute toward model fees (what you can give depends on what you can afford. Some can give more than others and some sessions state a minimum set fee)

* Classical poses, no overtly sexual poses please

* Drawing and painting materials only, no photography please (unless decided otherwise beforehand)

* A professional, safe and respectful work environment for the models and fellow artists. This same standard applies for events in non- traditional settings.

* Bring your own supplies and materials

* Enjoy!

Our goal is to have both regularly scheduled and impromptu sessions as frequently as possible so we have a variety of times and locations to choose from. So if you know of a space that's available, post a notice!

Models, please join and introduce yourself by posting a note in the message board so we can easily reach you and see if your schedule fits our session time.

All artists and model(s) are encouraged to post their artwork and self-promotional info in the message board.

See you at the drawing board!


"This was a great event! The space is easy to get to since it's downtown, the lighting was good, and there was a nice turn out of models (3 women, 1 man) and artists - approx 25. There were one to three models up at a time, so you had some variety to chose from. Good job guys, that was fun!" -Tara
"I give this event a 10 star rating! Loved posing for the artists while listening to music and loved drawing the models while listening to the music." -GMan
"Thanks for organizing the artists and models last nite, you added a really great element to the nite! I am looking forward to next month's event. And if you are interested would love to do it again. I am going to do another one on Jan 26th" -Scott Binder
"realy great! I love it.... when is the next?" -Nadege
"I'd do it there again." -Dan
"I have to say, I was puzzled about the idea of figure drawing in a nightclub, but it turned out to be really wonderful and not "strange" at all." -air
"I had a really good time. The only things that would have made this event better were more light and more artists." -Fedora
"I had a ball and everyone was great! Thanks!" -sam
"Great studio with some very provocative people. Good session!" -Rob
"great group, fine talent, and excellent atmosphere." -Gary Skinner
"It is a great event with wonderful people in a wonderful envirement! I have done two and will be a 'regular'." -Patirck
"I really enjoyed the chance to improve and the atmosphere was real chill." -Jeremy
"Great Studio! ..... nice people and nice chilled out atmosphere ;)" -Johnny B
"This is a wonderful group of artists and models! The artists are serious about their work & really fun to be with and supportive of each other. They make a very laid-back and creative energy that I really enjoy. The figure models are just great - so good at interesting poses & very inspiring. Thanks models - I know it's hard work! Thanks Johnny, Paul Pauper & everyone else!" -air
"This group kicks ass." -Fedora
"The group that showed up were wonderful - hope to see them all again. Thanks to all the artists and models!! JohnnyB - you're a prince among men! Thank you." -GMan
"Johnny you do a very good job! if I can help you , let me
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