Coastal Arts Guild (CAG) and Oregon Coast Council for the Arts are sponsoring a monthly drop-in figure drawing series, from February – November, 2023, at the Newport Visual Arts Center.
This is an opportunity for artists of various skill levels to experience figure drawing from life, with a live model. The model will be wearing fitted clothing and will begin with a series of quick gestures, followed by longer standing and seated poses. While the event will be facilitated by a CAG volunteer, who will be available to answer question, participants should note that there will be no formal instruction.
2pm – 4pm at the
Newport Visual Arts Center
Standing easels will be provided, and there will be a limited number of spaces for seated drawing at table-top easels, for those unable to work while standing. Participants are also welcome to work while seated in a chair with a sketchbook in their lap. Newsprint, 18″ x 24″ drawing boards, and charcoal will be available for free, or you are welcome to bring your own paper, drawing board, sketchbook, and/or other drawing implements. Ink and watercolor are permitted. No oil or acrylic paint, and no media with a strong odor will be allowed.
There is no fee to attend this drop-in session; however, a $5-$10 donation to the Coastal Arts Guild is suggested (for those who can) to help cover the model fee.