What we're about

Anyone looking to keep their drawing skills sharp by working from the live figure. We meet twice a month for life figure drawing/painting session. All skill levels are welcome but we expect utmost professionalism when it comes to dealing with our models.
We rock the short poses (2-20 minutes) like nobody's business unless announced otherwise.
RSVP's required to attend!

Sometimes we'll throw in a zoo sketch session or a landscape meetup.

Upcoming events (5+)

Free Horse Sketching w/ Marshall Vandruff

Cura Studios Inc

Horse lovers, animal friends and sketch aficionados, join us for two free horse sketching sessions, 5/25, 4-6pm, and 7/27 4-6pm. The one and only Marshall Vandruff will give us invaluable insights on how to approach this subject as we hang out at the beautiful Anaheim Equestrian Center. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Meet us at Cura Studios, where Marshall will kick off the session with some solid pointers on drawing horses, and then we'll head on over to the barn, mere minutes away from Cura Studios. Bring your sketchbook, your love for horses and any art pals who need to get out and draw more. Let us know you are coming and rsvp!

FREE Character Drawing At Patchwork Show

Downtown Santa Ana Historic District

Join us for a special pop-up costumed figure event at Patchwork Show! ​Keep your figure drawing skills sharp, while hanging out with other creatives during Patchwork Show in Downtown Santa Ana. Find out more about Patchwork Show here: https://dearhandmadelife.com/patchwork-show/ Join us for this casual, ***uninstructed*** workshop. Tracey will be rockin' her costumes and poses ranging from 30sec-20 minutes. *** The event is free. But we welcome donations of any amount.*** model: Tracey Bring your own materials. We'll have drawing horses and chairs for everyone. Spots, benches, and easels are first come first serve. The session is uninstructed but if you would like some pointers tell Carolin and she will gladly help you get started. ***PLEASE DO NOT HAVE YOUR PHONES OUT WHILE THE MODEL IS POSING! AND OF COURSE NEVER TAKE PICTURES OF THE MODEL! Any questionable cell phone activity will result in permanent ban from our group. Event coordinator may be taking pictures of attendees during the session for promotional purposes.***

Open Figure Drawing Session

Cura Studios Inc

Open, uninstructed Figure Drawing session from the nude model. ​Keep your figure drawing and painting skills sharp, while hanging out with other creatives. Join us for this casual, ***uninstructed*** workshop. Our models are so good your drawings will practically draw themselves. We'll be rockin' short poses this time 30sec-20 minutes model: Ruth ​All attendees must rsvp or risk not getting a spot. You must be 18+ years in order to draw with us or present a signed parental waiver (email me for a form [masked]). *** The event is $15/person. Pay Carolin at the beginning of the session in cash or check made out to Cura Studios Inc. You can also pay online at www.curaoc.com*** We'll have coffee, water and light snacks. Bring your own materials or your own easel set-up. We have 15 drawing horses, chairs for everyone, and easels. Spots, benches, and easels are first come first serve, but with your help we will make sure to accommodate as many "good views" as possible. Be sure to look for the right building. Ours is 1407, in the middle, unit 114. Our model will start posing at 9am, so please come early enough to find a spot and get comfortable. ***PLEASE DO NOT HAVE YOUR PHONES OUT WHILE THE MODEL IS POSING! AND OF COURSE NEVER TAKE PICTURES OF THE MODEL! Any questionable cell phone activity will result in permanent ban from our group. Event coordinator may be taking pictures of attendees during the session for promotional purposes.***

FREE Character Drawing Session

Cura Studios

Join us at Cura Studios to draw beloved characters from famous stories and time periods. For this uninstructed event we'll organize great models, period costumes, and the drawing set-up. Bring whatever materials you'd like and let our models inspire your creations. This is a free session and donation are welcome but not required. Space is limited, so be sure to rsvp and save your spot. Saturday 6/22 9-noon Scott with historically accurate Renaissance costume and props. Bring your own materials (sketchbook recommended due to space limitations). We'll have the model set-up and chairs for everyone. Spots are first come first serve. The session is uninstructed but if you would like some pointers tell Carolin and she will gladly help you get started. ***PLEASE DO NOT HAVE YOUR PHONES OUT WHILE THE MODEL IS POSING! AND OF COURSE NEVER TAKE PICTURES OF THE MODEL! Any questionable cell phone activity will result in permanent ban from our group. Event coordinator may be taking pictures of attendees during the session for promotional purposes.***

Past events (21)

Sketch Session for artists who like to imagine things

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