Grace Art Events West End Life Drawing Social Arts Group

  • Brisbane, Australia
  • 952 members

What we're about

Public Group

Grace Art Events holds weekly life drawing classes in West End on Tuesday and Thursday nights 7-9pm at AHEPA Hall, 174 Boundary St, West End. Our aim at Grace Art Events is to spice things up and put some LIFE into drawing and drawing into life!

Bringing Brisbane a variety of models, with traditional nudes to vaudeville costume theme nights.

We used to have a fortnightly rotation of a traditional nude model and a costumed model on Wednesdays and traditional nude sessions every Thursday, however, since we have moved venues to AHEPA Hall, we are running all nude sessions on Tuesday and Thursday nights and plan to make more of an event out of costume sessions with staging and lighting etc.

BYO your own drawing materials, (sorry no oils or acrylics allowed in the hall) some paper, charcoal & pastels are available for use.

These are untutored classes designed to develop your drawing techniques through practice. These classes suit beginners and trained artists alike, we encourage you to learn from one another, in developing your creativity! In this class, we start with 1-minute warm-ups and work our way up to 15 (and sometimes 20) minute poses.

If you are a complete beginner and are looking for some drawing instruction, head to our website and register your interest and we will contact you when our next beginner drawing course is due to run (no obligation).

There is no need to book ahead, just turn up. Classes are $15 per person to help cover costs of hall hire and life models. Often only a few people RSVP, but as people get to know our class they often don't bother to RSVP anymore... our classes often have upwards of 15 people, so don't be shy or worry that no one will be there!

Photos from the drawing sessions are posted on our Instagram account at (

Often, despite being a social group, the activity of drawing doesn't leave much time for social connection and networking, so we created the Grace Art Events Creative Network where people share their exhibitions, workshops, gigs, events & performances, jobs, competitions and opportunities, relevant news articles, ask and answer questions or just network with other creatives and/or supporters of the arts.

Vaudeville Costumed Events

These are for those of you who are a little bored with traditional nude life drawing and want to spice it up! Still based on the human form, we have different performers from around Brisbane to sit and model for us for the night. Burlesque, pin up, circus, belly dance, clowns, dancers, even actors in everyday costume such as a builder! We are planning to make more of an event with these with proper staging and lighting... Check our Facebook page ( ) to be kept up to date with these sessions!

Be Kept Up to Date!

If you would like to be kept up to date on what is going on, the best way is to join our email list, which you can do here: Yes please! Keep me up to date! (

Everyone, no matter your level of skill or experience is welcome!