Figure Drawing Fridays is an open drawing group that meets every Friday (except for holidays) to draw from the live model. It is hosted in a cozy former TV studio in Northampton. Bring your favorite media (nothing smelly please). We have a few easels, drawing horses and lots of chairs. BYOB if that's your thing.
In March, we will be going to a bi-monthly schedule unless we get enough guest hosts so check back in for dates.
The session runs 3 hours with a break in the middle for snacks and chats. The schedule we run is 5x 2 minute gestures then 2x 5 minute, then a ten and a twenty minutes sketch and then snack time. After break we come back to do either a 90 minute pose or 2x 45 minute poses depending on the mood of the group. Occasionally we do a long pose night with a 3 hour sitting (with breaks for the model of course) and often those nights are based on a famous painting being recreated in our studio.
There will always be music playing in the background and lively discussion about whatever pops up. We ask that any "touchy" subjects be left at home.... :-)
The model fee is $15/ night or $10 for students. High school art students welcome with parental permission.