What we're about

Meetup for figure drawing or painting in a few formats: Quick sketch with the nude model, longer sustained poses with the nude model and clothed portrait sessions. We will post how you can be involved in each session. Because it is a school, there are some classes mixed into the announcements but most events are for people who want to do their own work!

There is free parking, handicap access and a coffee machine. We are using warm single form lighting on the model. There are about 12 easels and tray tables set up with the possibility of about 6 additional ones. My goal is to create a nice day and time where people know they can come to for great models and great company.

We are located at Bucks County Classical Arts Center, Room 205 of St Martin of Tours Church, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope, PA 18938.

For more about classes, information about art and more go to https://classes.murdochart.com/ . The Center is run by John Murdoch who is committed to empowering artists to make the best work they can.

Upcoming events (4+)

Portrait Model Session

Needs a location

There are still spaces for our portrait model tomorrow. The model is Jim.

Join us in room 205 of the school building behind St Martin of Tours Church.

Draw or paint from the live costumed portrait model. Single pose throughout.

May 21st 10am-2pm

$20 prepay. Follow the link and pay online

Portrait Drop in Session

The model session starts at 6:30pm. You can draw or paint from the model.

Starting Wednesday September 15th Life Drawing sessions are back! Welcoming all newcomers and welcome back to our life drawers who have missed our beloved studio practice.

Every Wednesday 6:30-9:30 PM

Location of Bucks County Classical Arts Center (https://www.buckscountyclassicalartscenter.org/art-center-location.html)

Join us for drawing from the nude model in short poses. Different times will be used throughout the session starting with very short to medium to a longer more sustained one.

Uninstructed but moderated. $15 drop-in fe​e per session.

I am organizing the meetup group (John). Per session though either Aurelle or Nautilia will be the contact people making sure everything runs smoothly. I have a different model every week and try to mix up male and female models. I generally try to hire experienced models or new models that communicate well and come across as professional. I am open to feedback on models and will hire back people's favorites. Let me know!

​FAQS

How much is it? Pay $15 each session you wish to attend. Pre registration is good because we can get an idea of how many are coming.

How long are the poses? They will start short (30 seconds-minute) and end with a 30 minute to 1 hour pose. Each night may vary depending on the moderator.

Are there easels? Yes and tray tables

What media can I use? Any media that you can clean up and doesn't disrupt other artists. Digital media are allowed in the form of drawing/ working on a tablet or screen. No photos or video are allowed however.

Is there free parking? Yes!

Is it handicap accessible? Yes the room and bathroom are both handicap accessible.

Can I bring my cat? No, your cat has to stay home, sorry!

Are there snacks?

Sometimes yes and sometimes no. We have a keurig machine and an espresso machine and a coffee machine. See a theme here!? There are also styrofoam cups, sugar packets, and creamer. These are all brought in and it's up to everyone to add what they like to the mix! I do not ask for donations and people just keep bringing in what they like!

The model session starts at 6:30pm. You can draw or paint from the model.

Starting Wednesday September 15th Life Drawing sessions are back! Welcoming all newcomers and welcome back to our life drawers who have missed our beloved studio practice.

Every Wednesday 6:30-9:30 PM

Location of Bucks County Classical Arts Center (https://www.buckscountyclassicalartscenter.org/art-center-location.html)

Join us for drawing from the nude model in short poses. Different times will be used throughout the session starting with very short to medium to a longer more sustained one.

Uninstructed but moderated. $15 drop-in fe​e per session.

I am organizing the meetup group (John). Per session though either Aurelle or Nautilia will be the contact people making sure everything runs smoothly. I have a different model every week and try to mix up male and female models. I generally try to hire experienced models or new models that communicate well and come across as professional. I am open to feedback on models and will hire back people's favorites. Let me know!

​FAQS

How much is it? Pay $15 each session you wish to attend. Pre registration is good because we can get an idea of how many are coming.

How long are the poses? They will start short (30 seconds-minute) and end with a 30 minute to 1 hour pose. Each night may vary depending on the moderator.

Are there easels? Yes and tray tables

What media can I use? Any media that you can clean up and doesn't disrupt other artists. Digital media are allowed in the form of drawing/ working on a tablet or screen. No photos or video are allowed however.

Is there free parking? Yes!

Is it handicap accessible? Yes the room and bathroom are both handicap accessible.

Can I bring my cat? No, your cat has to stay home, sorry!

Are there snacks?

Sometimes yes and sometimes no. We have a keurig machine and an espresso machine and a coffee machine. See a theme here!? There are also styrofoam cups, sugar packets, and creamer. These are all brought in and it's up to everyone to add what they like to the mix! I do not ask for donations and people just keep bringing in what they like!

The model session starts at 6:30pm. You can draw or paint from the model.

Starting Wednesday September 15th Life Drawing sessions are back! Welcoming all newcomers and welcome back to our life drawers who have missed our beloved studio practice.

Every Wednesday 6:30-9:30 PM

Location of Bucks County Classical Arts Center (https://www.buckscountyclassicalartscenter.org/art-center-location.html)

Join us for drawing from the nude model in short poses. Different times will be used throughout the session starting with very short to medium to a longer more sustained one.

Uninstructed but moderated. $15 drop-in fe​e per session.

I am organizing the meetup group (John). Per session though either Aurelle or Nautilia will be the contact people making sure everything runs smoothly. I have a different model every week and try to mix up male and female models. I generally try to hire experienced models or new models that communicate well and come across as professional. I am open to feedback on models and will hire back people's favorites. Let me know!

​FAQS

How much is it? Pay $15 each session you wish to attend. Pre registration is good because we can get an idea of how many are coming.

How long are the poses? They will start short (30 seconds-minute) and end with a 30 minute to 1 hour pose. Each night may vary depending on the moderator.

Are there easels? Yes and tray tables

What media can I use? Any media that you can clean up and doesn't disrupt other artists. Digital media are allowed in the form of drawing/ working on a tablet or screen. No photos or video are allowed however.

Is there free parking? Yes!

Is it handicap accessible? Yes the room and bathroom are both handicap accessible.

Can I bring my cat? No, your cat has to stay home, sorry!

Are there snacks?

Sometimes yes and sometimes no. We have a keurig machine and an espresso machine and a coffee machine. See a theme here!? There are also styrofoam cups, sugar packets, and creamer. These are all brought in and it's up to everyone to add what they like to the mix! I do not ask for donations and people just keep bringing in what they like!

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