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The Drawing Group

Beaconites come together to draw. Let's strategize the when, where and how of a weekly drawing-from-the model session.

Location: Beacon, NY
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Figure drawing session 2 Replies

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Comment by Dana Devine O'Malley on February 3, 2009 at 2:19pm
perhaps thursday early evenings would be good. we could move locations.
did someone offer a studio spot in an earlier discussion?
Comment by Sue Walsh on February 3, 2009 at 2:30pm
I love the idea of using Floor One. Ty and Derek, would the time work for you guys?
Comment by wesley ortiz on February 4, 2009 at 1:47pm
i am in....that would be so cool and i could meet some other artists here in the beacon!! whenever and wherever!
Comment by Lynne on February 4, 2009 at 5:11pm
how are tuesdays for people? thursdays... there's so much happening on thursdays.
Comment by Sharon Watts on February 5, 2009 at 3:41pm
tues or thurs also good for me.
Comment by Joan Martorano on February 5, 2009 at 5:32pm
Either Tues or Thurs for me.

I've got the names of three possible models; they ask $15-20/hr, although we have offers from volunteers.

I would love the group to expand so we could afford to do three hours with each person contributing $5; I think it's important to keep the fee low since so many of us are hurting financially. We could go from 6-9 or 7-10pm with two 15 minutes breaks. The first hour would be short poses, the second, maybe two twenty-five minute poses, and the rest of the time one long pose for those who would like to do a finished drawing.

Let's discuss.
Comment by wesley ortiz on February 5, 2009 at 6:28pm
that sounds good...and it is good to know i am not the only that is BROKE!!
but i will gladly give what i can
Comment by Mark Roland on February 5, 2009 at 7:02pm
Tuesday is no good for me, Thursday works. I know 3 hours is a traditional length for life class, but unless I was doing it several times a week as a student, I always found it difficult to concentrate for that long. And with life being busy, and saving 33% in these times, just tossing it out there, the idea of 2 hours (40 min short, 10 min, 10 min break, 20 min., 40min. {or whatever})

One other suggestion is to pay monthly. This frees the administrator from running around with the hat every session, guarantees the booked model will be paid, and has the added benefit of increasing one's personal commitment to attend each week. Anyway, if any other day than Tuesday is chosen, I'm in.
Comment by Lynne on February 5, 2009 at 9:59pm
Well, if thursday works for everyone, I could do alternate thursdays... are we thinking we'll do every week? or every OTHER week? I'm excited we're getting this off the ground. Re: Mark (he he) I am actually pretty game for a 3 hour session, but maybe it can be a little less formal (ie, come and go during that period of time as you please) with a $/hr or as suggested a monthly unlimited fee.
Comment by Sharon Watts on February 6, 2009 at 9:31am
Do we have a place? Floor One? Hey--that's great, I live practically right around the corner.


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