Monday, August 31, 2015

Model schedule for Wednesday night open-studio life drawing

The model schedule for this summer's open studio life drawing is below. The number after the name is the number of poses for the session. Sessions with two poses run for 2 hours from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Sessions with one pose run for 1 hour from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. The door to the warehouse will be opened from 6:40 to 7:00 pm.

9/2 Loey, 1 pose, female

9/9 Matt, 2 poses, male

9/16 Catherine R., 1 , female

9/23 Flynn, 2, female

9/30 Alina, 1, female

10/7 StP art crawl week, no co-op

10/14 Katherine J., 2, female

10/21 Kerry P., 1, female

10/28 Matt, 2, male

Monday, June 1, 2015

Jean will model next Wednesday

Jean will model next Wednesday, June 3, for the Wednesday night open-studio. It will be two poses from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Door to the warehouse will be opened from 6:40 to 7:00 pm.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Life Drawing resumes this Wednesday, April 29

Life Drawing resumes this Wednesday, April 29, with a 3-hour pose. Alina will be the model.  The warehouse door will be opened from 6:40 to 7:00 pm. The open-drawing session will run from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Cost is $9 for 2 hours and $13 for 3 hours.

Life Drawing Poses On-Line

We know of  several good places to see videos of life drawing sessions on the internet. Two are on YouTube and are free:

New Masters Academy has timed drawing videos with both nude and non-nude poses.There are currently 33 in the nude series and 13 in the non-nude series.

On Air Video puts timed life drawing videos on YouTube as Croquis Cafe. There are currently 160 videos.

PoseSpace.com sells poses of nude models. Each pose can be rotated 360 degrees and zoomed in for close-ups. Two free poses come when a membership is created.

Friday, April 17, 2015

No life drawing April 22

There will be no life drawing April 22 because Old Town Artists is participating in the Spring St. Paul Art Crawl.  Life drawing will return April 29 with a 3-hour, 1-pose session. Alina will be modeling.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Road closures will force a detour

From May 1 through June two blocks of Kellogg Boulevard, from Market Street to the Wabasha Street Bridge, and the south bound lane of the Wabasha Street Bridge will be closed. Two underground bridges at Market and Wabasha streets that separate Kellogg Boulevard from the river bluffs will be replaced.

As a result, persons crossing the the Mississippi River from the north will not be able to use the Wabasha Street Bridge. Two detours are shown on the map below.  Click on the map to see a larger version.

 Click on the map to see a larger version

Monday, March 30, 2015

Model schedule for Wednesday-night open studio

April

4/1 Flynn -- 2 poses, 2 hour open studio, 7:00-9:00 pm
4/8 Ginger -- 1 pose, 3 hour open-studio, 7:00-10:00 pm
4/15 Lisa -- 2 poses, 2 hour open studio, 7:00-9:00 pm
4/22 No open studio because of the Art Crawl  
4/29 Alina -- 1 pose, 3 hour open-studio, 7:00-10:00 pm

May

5/6 Sena -- 2 poses, 2 hour open studio, 7:00-9:00 pm
5/13 Emma -- 1 pose, 3 hour open-studio, 7:00-10:00 pm
5/20 Cyndie -- 2 poses, 2 hour open studio, 7:00-9:00 pm
5/27 Lana -- 1 pose, 3 hour open-studio, 7:00-10:00 pm

Cost is $9 for 2 hours and $13 for 3 hours. Artists may opt to draw or paint for only 2 hours on the nights when the open studio is 3 hours.

The ACVR warehouse is a locked building. The door will be opened from 6:40-7:00 pm to admit participating artists. Anyone arriving after 7:00 pm should call 651-278-5128 to be admitted.

For more information on the Wednesday-night open-studios please click on the Open Life-Drawing Sessions tab at the top of this page.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

3-hour Wednesday-night drawing session March 25

The Wednesday-night drawing session will be 3 hours March 25 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.  Kari will be the model. All artists are welcome. The fee will be $9 for 2 hours and $13 for three hours. The door to the warehouse will be opened from 6:40 to 7:00 pm. For more information on the Wednesday-night drawing sessions please click on the Open Life-Drawing Sessions tab.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Schedule change for life drawing March 4

Kristen will be modeling March 4 at Wednesday-night open studio instead of Kate.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Figure model audition Saturday, February 14

Lisa Pfeiffer, the model coordinator for Wednesday-night open studio, is holding another audition session for new art models at the Old Town Artists' studio on Saturday, February 4, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  The door to the warehouse will be opened from 12:30 to 1:00 pm.  Cost is $5.

There will be two simultaneous model stands. One for gestures: 1 to 10 minute poses, and one for a long pose: 30 minutes.

Six models will be auditioning: Loey C.,  Alina A., Sena D., Kristin H., and Cyndie R.

If you have any questions please call Lisa Pfeiffer at 612-735-3652 or email her at figmod@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

List of drawing studios in Minnesota

Since 2009 Art Model Book has listed art schools, ateliers, and studios in the U.S. and Candada where artists can paint, sculpt, or draw live art models.  The list for Minnesota is here.

Roz Stendahl also maintains a list of life-drawing studios on her blog, It was last updated in the fall of 2013.

Art Model Book notes "Life Drawing groups come and go, and schedules change, so it is wise to confirm with the organizer before attending."

Life-drawing model schedule for February and March

The model schedule for Wednesday-night life-drawing at Old Town Artists.

Note that every other week the single pose sessions are 3 hours from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.
Studio fee for 2 hours are $9.00 and for 3 hours are  $13.00

2/4, 7-9pm, Sylvia, 2 poses
2/11, 7-10pm, Kelly, 1 pose
2/18, 7-9pm, Kari, 2 poses
2/25, 7-10pm, Barb, 1 pose
3/4, 7-9pm, Lisa, 2 poses
3/11 7-10pm, Kate, 1 pose
3/18 7-9pm, Barb, 2 poses
3/25 7-10pm, Kari, 1 pose

Studio fees for Wednesday night life drawing has increased

The model fees Old Town Artists pays to our models on Wednesday night life drawing have increased, and, as a result, we have increased the studio fee from $8 a session to $9 a session, payable at the first break.

The studio fees for the 3-hour drawing sessions in February and March are $9.00 for 2 hours and $13 for 3 hours.

Monday, January 26, 2015

3-hour life drawing sessions in February and March

We have decided to try having 3-hour sessions when there is one pose for the next two months, February and March. That is, there will be a 3-hour session every other week from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. If there is sufficient interest we will extend the 3-hour sessions beyond March.  For now the following dates will have 3-hour sessions:

 January 28
 February 11 and February 25
 March 11 and March 25.

The sessions will run from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. The door to the warehouse will be opened from 6:40 to 7:00 pm. For more information on Wednesday-night life-drawing sessions go here.

3-hour life drawing session Wednesday, January 28

The life drawing session this Wednesday, January 28, will be a 3-hour session. Lisa will model. The fee for two hours will be $8 hours, the fee for 3 hours will be $13. The session will run from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. As usual, the doors to the warehouse will be opened from 6:40 to 7:00 pm.

The model Wednesday, January 28, is Lisa

There has been a change in the model schedule for Wednesday night drawing. The model for January 28 will be Lisa.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The model January 14 is Sylvia

The model for the January 14 life-drawing session is Sylvia. There will be one pose. The session is scheduled to run 2 hours from 7:00-9:00 PM. As usual, the door to the warehouse will be opened from  6:40-7:00 PM.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Wednesday-night life drawing will be longer (3 hours) on January 7.

We are trying an experiment to see how a longer life-drawing session will work. We would like to have a longer session in the schedule to give painters a chance to finish their sketches.

The drawing session will be three hours instead of two hours Wednesday, January 7. The session will run for 3 hours from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. The door to the warehouse will be opened from 6:40 to 7:00 PM. As usual, if you arrive after 7:00 PM call 651 278-5128 and we will come downstairs to let you in.

There will be one pose for the evening.  The model, Lana, will do three to four gesture poses and then the artists will vote on the pose they would like to have that evening. The model will take a break every 20 minutes.

The fee will be $8 for the first 2 hours. At 9:00 PM we will collect an additional $5 from those artists who wish to stay for the final hour. There will be a tip jar.

For more information on Wednesday-night life drawing go to this link.

Oil Painters -- Please keep your solvent  cups capped when not in use.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Lana will model this Wednesday, January 7

Lana will model for Wednesday-night life drawing this Wednesday, January 7, instead of Mark.

The door to the warehouse will be opened from 6:40 to 7:00 pm; drawing will be from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Cost is $8. If you arrive after 7:00 pm call 651-278-5128 and we'll come downstairs to let you in.

More information on Wednesday-night life drawing at this link.