photo 1The year has just flown by here at Jamberoo. Having a three-hour untutored drawing and painting group based on the human form has proved very successful.

Throughout the year we’ve had sixteen members on our books and each week we have different models to choose from, both male and female. I organise the group and make out a term plan that includes a range of pose times and types. So for example, one week we may have short poses throughout the three hours generating many drawings and sketches. Another week we may have a three-hour pose enabling a concentrated development of a drawing or painting.

Once or twice a term we also include a clothed portrait pose, which allows quite a different kind of focus. The main idea of the group is to have a variety of approaches to the human form. Each session is quite demanding but the great thing is it really does help one’s observation and gives the opportunity to experiment with varying media and approaches knowing that each week you will be generating new drawings.

If you already have experience as an artist then this group could well be for you. It is a great  focus for developing and experimenting with skills and techniques. New members to the group are welcome and even if you have to go on a waiting list for a while, I’d encourage you to give it a try. Incidentally, we are also looking for new life and portrait models. If you know of anyone, male or female between the ages of 18 to 80 (or over) please pass on this information.

See more about our Drawing & Painting the Human Form group for 2015. To discuss modelling please ring me on 4263 9953 or email

– Tony Hull, group organiser


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