Guelph Figure Drawing

I co-host a weekly figure drawing drop-in session every Tuesday evening from 7-10 pm. We can host up to 14 people, and it is open to the beginner and experienced alike.  We've been running it for over 5 years, and we always look forward to seeing new faces.

 Me in the foreground. This is a busier night!

Me in the foreground. This is a busier night!

Materials

All you need to bring is paper, whether in a sketchbook or a newsprint pad, and something to draw with.  We have boards and clips to attach newsprint to, and have plenty of seating.

Do I need to book in advance?

No, these sessions are drop-in. If you're concerned about getting a seat, arrive 15 minutes early and you should be fine.

Do you host any other days?

We occasionally book Sundays (about once a month) for an extended 3-hour pose for anyone who'd like to do a long drawing or a painting.

 My dad, who runs the figure drawing with me, painting away.

My dad, who runs the figure drawing with me, painting away.

Is it taught?

Not officially, but we're always happy to share plenty of tips and tricks with beginners. If you really want tutoring with your art, visit my Teaching page.

Are there breaks?

Yes, we have our long break (about 15 min) at 8pm, after the first hour, and then a shorter break after the second hour, at 9pm. On the first break we also serve fresh baked goods, such as muffins or cookies. We also serve a wide variety of teas.

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What is the cost?

The simple drop-in price is $18, but if you intend to come multiple times we recommend picking up our 5-session punch card at $80 ($16/session) or our 10-session punch card at $150 ($15/session).

If you cannot afford our sessions but you'd still like to come out, just let us know this, and we will work out another arrangement, such as helping us advertise or put up posters for the event. We believe in accessibility!

Speaking of accessibility, is it a physically accessible space?

Somewhat, there are about two steps to get into our house (where it takes place) but once you're through the door, you immediately turn left and that's our studio. So as long as you're able to get up the two initial stairs of the porch, you will be fine.

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"The atmosphere for figure drawing at the Guelph Art Hub is fun, comfortable and supportive. Acquaintances quickly become friends. And the break-time snacks are delicious!"  -  Maryn
 
"Excellent, interesting looking, experienced  models, both male and female, who can take and hold a variety of poses. Sessions are held in a comfortable setting with decent lighting, where artists  can situate themselves well in relation to the model. I find it is a sociable group of artists of all ages and levels, working in a home setting with home-baked goods and a lovely dog, Rocky. There is no problem with parking on the street!"  -  Melodie

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Our Studio

61 Tiffany St. West
Guelph, Ontario, N1H 1Y3

 
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