Places for life drawing in Montreal

If you are looking for life drawing sessions in Montreal, here are a few suggestions:

Dr.Sketchy, Montreal chapter

With it’s quirky monthly events and costumed models, Dr.Sketchy Montreal has mostly shortish poses in a festive ambiance. Good for unlimbering fingers and having fun, but not for producing very finished and polished pieces.

Game artisans

Now I’ve never been to a GA event, but they look very interesting. They had a shibari event and one with people dressed as urban ninjas or something. They also have art demos. As far as I can tell, they have space to paint and longer poses. They are also geared towards video games but I don’t think it makes much of a difference as far as life drawing is concerned.

Centre Georges Vanier

This is where I used to go when I lived in St-Henri, a nice quiet session with poses from 1 to 20 minutes (at some point they did 45 minutes but some people started shuffling and making noise in the middle so it went down to 20.) They had nude and costumed models but I think they are always nude now.

Studio technique

Never been to this one either, but we have passes at work so I’ll try to go sometime. I don’t know much about them but they have untutored drop in sessions and drawing classes.



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