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Live figure drawing in Clearwater

North Thompson Arts Council (NTAC) offers non-instructional live figure drawing sessions
Model Andrew Soles poses during a live figure drawing session at the 2013 Clearwater Arts Festival.

Charlene Lau

As part of its mandate to support and promote the arts, North Thompson Arts Council (NTAC) offers non-instructional live figure drawing sessions. Artists of all ability levels are encouraged to try it out. While there is some structure to each session, people can easily work at their own pace.

SketchLive figure drawing is essentially a study of the human form. While drawing a live model, artists often look at topics like: proportion, the play of light and dark across the body, negative/positive space and anatomy. Figure studies can be made in preparation for a painting or sculpture, but artists also draw a live model just to practice and hone their skills.

Figure drawing sessions start up again on Jan. 22 and will run every Wednesday, 9:30  – 11:30 a.m. for six weeks at North Thompson Community Resource Centre (224 Candle Creek Road, next to Raft River Elementary School). Pre-registration fees, due Jan. 22, are $30 for the entire session. There is a drop-in rate of $7 per day. Artists provide their own drawing materials. If you’re planning on dropping in, please let us know in case of any programming changes to this session.

NTAC is always looking for male and female models of all ages and body types. No experience is necessary. Models are always clothed and there is a $20 honorarium.


For more information, please contact Doris Laner. (250-674-3361 or