The Figure Drawing Class will resume Tuesday, October 17.
Space is limited and registration is required.
We meet Tuesdays from 6 to 8 pm here at Cafe Mordidas to draw and/or paint live nude models. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for information. The price of each class is 100 pesos. This price includes a glass of wine or a house drink.
We will supply paper and simple drawing materials for people at their first time.
All levels are welcome. This is primarily studio time with a bit of instruction and a great deal of support. We provide tables and chairs: You bring your own supplies, tools, easels or drawing boards. All that is really required is the desire to draw or paint nudes.
Fear seems to be a driving force away from this class. Models fear that they are not good enough looking. One potential model cancelled at the last minute because her husband “forbid” her to model. Some men are afraid of getting erections (good luck with that with a room full of people starring at you). Those who might draw are afraid that they do not draw well enough. I have great admiration for our models and class members.
“Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out – I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself.” — Albert Camus.
This class in an open format with much interaction between artists and models.If you like drawing humans, this is a rare and unique opportunity for both amateurs and professionals. The setting is casual and very easy going. The atmosphere is private, comfortable and non-sexual. We have fun. At the end of each session we critique each others work but this critiquing session is totally voluntary.
Space is limited and attendance is by reservation only. Email email@example.com to sign up or for information.
The restaurant/bar is closed to the public during this class but the BAR is open to class participants.
We have adult male and female nude models. Artists of all genders and ages (over 18) are welcome. No photography is allowed unless the model OK’s it (most do not). In the workshop we normally have multiple short poses, between 5 and 20 minutes each. We can arrange longer pose sessions if there is a demand.
If you are interested in modeling, we pay models 250 pesos plus refreshments for each 2 hour session. Please email for info.
We are open to a wide variety of body types and ages for models. Some of our models are professional and some are not. Modeling, itself, is a very personally liberating experience. Our only requirements for models are that they can hold a pose for up to 20 minutes (most poses are 5 – 15 minutes) and that they have the desire to model. Attitude, confidence and a sense of humor are pluses but are not necessary. The modeling is nude and non-sexual.
All correspondence concerning modeling and class attendance is confidential.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for information.
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” — Henri Matisse
“Of all lies, art is the least untrue.” — Gustave Flaubert
“The principle of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” — Jerzy Kosinski
“I paint flowers so they will not die.” — Frida Kahlo
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” — Oscar Wilde
“It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see.” — Anais Nin
“All good art is an indiscretion.” — Tennessee Williams