What we’re about
Saint Louis Drawing & Painting Meetup offers an environment for artists of all levels to converge and find their way creatively. We hope to offer community, training, information and other resources that guide the artist to self-improvement and challenge in areas they can share passion and enlightenment. \
We have a wide range of artists, print-makers, painters, models, performers, poets and musicians gathering in this space. No matter whether you are a rough beginner or a seasoned professional, your love of the arts is welcome here. Lastly, this is a safe place so no voyeurs, or lurkers please.
Note: Because there is alcohol at many of our events and nude figure drawing, it is advisable that artists be 18 years old or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is for the protection of young artists and our art group.
**We have and an Artist's and Educators page that members can list and promote classes they teach, with prices, times, and mediums! SO PLEASE CHECK IT OUT! \
Though we don't formally critique unless it is requested or a specific forum is set for such things, we do like to encourage and foster the self-development of an artist and their work. We like to make connections between artists and open avenues for promoting, selling and networking about arts.
We are friendly. Please show up, ask questions, enjoy a spirited conversation and make some art. Everyone will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and share techniques, tips, etc.
See you soon! :-)
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Creating Life and Drama in Your painting - with Phil StarkeHeartland Art Club, Kirkwood, MO
Hosted by Heartland Art Club
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Not a member? Sign up here
3 Day Workshop
When: February 29 through March 2, 2024, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Class is 9:00AM to 4:00 PM with a 1-hour lunch each day.
Limited to 18 participants.
The Galleries at Heartland Art Club
101A West Argonne
Kirkwood, Missouri 63122
Too often our paintings look dull and lifeless, especially when we use photographic reference. In this workshop I will focus on how push the color, value and composition, to create more life and drama in our painting. The photographic reference is just a place to start, as artists we want to be able to create our own mood and excitement, to draw the viewer into the painting and make them want to stay there. We will learn how to think outside the box and more creatively instead of copying the photo.
The price is $495.00
You must sign up over here:
- Posed - Model ZephyrinaSt Louis Artists' Guild, Clayton, MO$20.00
## First Saturday of every month | 1:00 - 4:00 pm
### Posed is a live drawing and painting event in the gallery where regional artists come together to work from two models draped en scene. The public is encouraged to stop by the gallery for this free event to see the artist’s work in progress. Artists who wish to participate in the event are encouraged to register prior to the event to secure a spot. Walk-ins will be welcomed based on availability. There is a $20 artist registration fee.
Artist Guidelines - Easels will be available on a first come first serve basis. No turpentine. Plan to carry out used brushes.
Signup beforehand here:
- Weekly Plein Air PaintingNeeds location
Disclaimer: I am not the host. This is only posted for informational purposes.
This event is hosted by the Missouri Plein Air Painters Association
The Missouri Plein Air Painters’ Association was established in 1999 by a group of local artists, with the express purpose of furthering the practice and appreciation of plein air painting in Missouri and surrounding regions.
Since there's no membership, dues or meetings it's extremely easy to join us on any Sunday, just show up - everyone is welcome!
Check the website on Saturday evening for the paint location.
LOCATION TBA the Saturday before the selected Sunday
- Drink and Draw - FaerieSpine Indie Bookstore & Café, St. Louis, MO
Live figure drawing with revolving models. Models will be nude, semi-nude, draped, or costumed. Each model decides their comfort level. Artists of every level are welcomed. The artist must provide their own materials, easels, stands, etc. Spine currently has one spare easel that can be used.
Door: 5pm // $10 cover
Figure drawing: 6-8pm
When the model is nude, the blinds will be drawn and the door locked with no admittance after 6pm.
Spine offers alcohol and nonalcoholic drinks, and a safe, inclusive place to relax and express one's creativity.
Contact us here if you'd like more info or would like to model.