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True Colors Queer Women's Meetup Monterey Bay

Monterey, CA

True Colors Queer Women's Meetup Monterey Bay

Welcome! This group is for all queer women. If you self-identify as a queer woman, this group is for you :) 🏳️‍🌈 

As the Admin and Organizer of this group, one of my primary objectives is to create well-defined boundaries so that the members of this community feel safe. With this in mind, you are welcome to become a member of True Colors if you are a lesbian, bi female, or an MTF trans lesbian. 

Established mid-October of 2020, this social club offers adult (18+ years of age) women, of all colors, single & partnered, an opportunity to create new and meaningful friendships and participate in common interest activities in the Monterey Bay Area.

Activities, adventures, and events will include but are not limited to hiking, biking, walking, running, kayaking, ropes courses, ziplining, backpacking, camping, frisbee in the park, book clubs, photography, coffee and tea, breaking bread, pub nights, farmer's market meetups, dancing, escape rooms, board and dice games, cards, tours, concerts, movies, parties, BBQs, trips, travel, whitewater rafting/tubing, skiing/snowboarding. The sky is the limit!

On average we offer about five meetups each month, usually one meetup per weekend, and then an occasional meetup on a weeknight. Often our weekend meetups are short local hikes or coffee & pastry get-togethers although occasionally we turn it up a notch and run a bigger, less local meetup such as whale watching, kayaking, or an e-bike ride. Our weeknight events have been brewery meetups so far, while we do have a full moon hike coming up in July and we'll add monthly Twilight Cycling at Laguna Seca when they get up and running again. 

We primarily hold our meetups in the greater Monterey Bay (Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Marina, Seaside, Salinas, Santa Cruz). We've talked about putting together trips to Guerneville and the Mendocino area this coming summer or fall. 

Everyone will be given a warm welcome. An ethos/culture of mutual respect, courtesy, warmth, dignity, 'positivity', and inclusivity for all members is expected. We endeavor to create an environment where members can feel confident, comfortable, and happy being their true selves. Our group vibe is warm, friendly, welcoming, inclusive, casual, and social. 

Feel free to suggest any ideas you have for events; your ideas are always welcome ;) After coming to a few events, you will likely also have the opportunity to become an Event Organizer and host events, if you wish. 

This Club is non-commercial/non-profit. Membership is free.

Please add a profile photo before applying to join our group. 

Note: Unless otherwise stated, True Color events are for queer adult women only. Just to be super clear, no pets, kids, or allies are invited to attend unless specified for a one-off event. If specified, the event will clearly state "+ dogs" or "allies welcome" in the event title or near the top of the post. 

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ENERGIZED! Fun, Travel and Adventure

Chino Hills, CA

ENERGIZED! Fun, Travel and Adventure

ENERGIZED!

Fun, Travel and Adventure

Meet with friends who are active and like Outdoor Adventures, Social Activities, Dining Out and Travel.

Have fun at adventures like hiking, urban exploration, rock climbing, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, auto racing, surfing, racquetball, kayaking, tennis, volleyball, fitness, skiing, travel, golfing, nature photography, sporting events, yoga, walking, museums, motorcycle riding, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, running, camping, bowling, skydiving, etc.

We also participate in fun social activities, picnics, dancing and dining adventures.




ENERGIZED!  Fun, Travel and Adventure

Safety Code of Conduct.


By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

Helmets will be worn on all bike riding activities (no exceptions).

Children and pets are only allowed when the organizer approves or states that in a Meetup write up. All guests (no exceptions) are your responsibility and are subject to the agreement of this Safety Code of Conduct.

You understand that the activities are not "guided" in the sense that a "leader" might be responsible for the safety and welfare of the participants.

As a member you ACKNOWLEDGE AND ASSUME the risks of the activity in which you or a guest(s) of yours will be participating, whether or not those risks are described in the Meetup writep and whether they are inherent or otherwise.

Travel may be part of an activity. You assume all responsibility for any accident whether you are driving or whether you are traveling with another member.

Horseplay and dangerous behavior will not be tolerated and may be cause for your removal from the group.

You are responsible for your own safety and making sure you are appropriately equipped and have the physical ability to participate in our events.

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Linden Street Figure Drawing

Emeryville, CA

Linden Street Figure Drawing

In person sessions are returning in July 2021 for a three week run to test the viability of returning to semi-normal drawing. Everyone, models and artist MUST be vaccinated. Once here, masks are optional, but preferred, if just for the time being and based mostly on the models requests. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us all to stay safe!


The sessions will go into another period of hibernation through August and September of 2021 but well return in October and November. We look forward to seeing you then!

~Sebastian and crew


Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 - 10:00pm. We love drawing and we love listening to music while we draw! We are a loose collection of professionals and amateurs who have been meeting every Tuesday to draw the figure since 1996. Comfort and good humor are important aspects of our group and we enjoy talking about important - or not important - issues of the day. This is not a quiet or hushed group! But no question, our dedication and devotion is to our love of drawing the figure. We work with a spectacular collection of Models, many of whom work with the local BAMG and Art Schools. All media welcome. Poses progress from short gestures, 1 or 2 minutes, up to 20 minutes. New artists are always welcome. Drop in fee of $12.00, or pay a $40.00 monthly fee.


There is absolutely NO photography allowed, so don't even ask! In this smart phone era this is a big problem. The bond of trust and respect between our Artists and Models is of the utmost importance to all of us and is essential to the vital creative collaboration that happens between Artists and Models. Please respect our Models and refrain from the use of your devices during poses (Drawing on your iPad/Surface is ok, but please disable your device camera.) 

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Bay Area Studio Fashion Photography Workshops

Oakland, CA

Bay Area Studio Fashion Photography Workshops

Our workshops are exclusively for those photographers searching for coveted information about the often secretive and highly guarded world of fashion photography.

WATCH MORE ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS: https://youtu.be/QsEC7Cq1CNs 


Fashion photography is a genre of photography which is devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. In doing so, your goal is to accomplish three things; sell a product/garment, sell a lifestyle and sell a story. 

Fashion photography is most often conducted for advertisements or fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, or Elle. Over time, fashion photography has developed its own aesthetic in which the clothes and fashions are enhanced by the presence of exotic locations or accessories. Fashion Photographers not only photograph garments but also interpret the underlying ideas or themes of the season, the clothing range, the designer or the brand.

They work in studios and on location to produce imaginative and eye-catching images that advertise clothes, accessories and lifestyle. Fashion photographs are commissioned for a variety of publications, ranging from mail-order catalogues and websites, to high-fashion magazines and Sunday supplements.

Fashion photography is a is not only an art, most importantly, it’s a business!

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Learn: creative lighting techniques, visual composition & perspective, fashion vs beauty photography, difference between editorial & ad campaign, directing a creative team, image manipulation, mood board development, from inspiration to concept, high end retouching, enhance your marketing & networking skills.


The workshops are hosted by award winning, published fashion & portrait photographer Robert Silver 

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