Open Life Drawing/Painting Figure Group in Marietta, GA
A community of life drawers/painters/sculptors
Shane McDonald has hosted weekly open figure life drawing/painting sessions since his studio opened in 1998.
Shane currently hosts session at his classroom studio K2 of the Artisan Resource Center (one
mile south of the Big Chicken off Cobb Parkway). The meetings are relaxed and friendly. Shane invites you to
become part of the community of artists and budding artists who love to work from the reference of a live figure
Avoid over-crowding and Sign-up!
These 3-hour sessions are an opportunity for community artists to
practice drawing/painting the human figure, but there is no formal
instruction. It's a friendly group, so if you're a beginner, feel
free to ask others for tips during the session. Join Shane McDonald's
Figure Drawing/Painting Facebook Group
for frequent updates on the schedule of models and to share your work.
$12 - Please use the Sign-up buttons above to hold your spot for attendance. You'll have the
option to pay in advance
at the link using Setmore.
The group generally starts with six 2.5-minute gesture poses, followed
by an 8-minute pose, and finally one or two long poses that last for
the remainder of the evening. 7-minute model breaks take place every 23
minutes. This agenda may change on days when a model is scheduled to
pose for consecutive sessions enabling artists to complete more
Cameras are allowed, but please respect the model's right not to be
photographed. Artists should ask the model individually and discretely
if they allow photographic references to be taken. Please do not
assume that permission given to one artist is granted to all artists.
Please always tip the model if you take photos. (Suggested tip: $5-10 for each pose.)
Things to bring:
The studio supplies easels for up to 9 people on a first-come
first-served basis. Bring your own drawing board, drawing paper and
tools. If you want to paint, please use odorless mineral spirits
bought from an art store (hardware store brands are not really
odorless). Many people bring wine and snacks to share, but this is
not required. Music will be played — hopefully for your
Attendees are welcome to wear a mask, but they are not required. For more information on COVID, please
this CDC link:
Map and Directions
The Artisan Resource Center is somewhat hidden behind the small furniture store on Cobb Parkway South. If
coming from Wylie Road, it's hidden behind the Marietta Commercial Plaza. Please enter at the Main Entrance
(red door with decorative ironwork) on the South side of the building.