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Queenstown Arts Society - Life Drawing with Kasia Hebda

Location: Puawai, Queenstown
Region: Queenstown
Dates: Sun, 21 April 2024 - Wed, 19 June 2024

  • Queenstown Arts Society - Life Drawing with Kasia Hebda

Join Queenstown Arts Society for eight individual classes of classical figure drawing, guided by artist Kasia Hebda. Enhance your drawing skills and deepen your understanding of composition, line, mass, and texture through observational drawing with a life model.

Sundays 4-5:45 pm - 21, 28 April, 5, 12 May

Wednesdays 6-7:45 pm – 29 May, 5, 12, 19 June

TE ATAMIRA | PUĀWAI | $25 + $3 booking fee per class

Classes on 21st of April and 29th of May are free of charge! Please reserve your seat prior.

Join QAS for Term 2 of Life Drawing classes – this time we have eight classes for you, you can book and pay as you go.

Practicing observational drawing is a core skill for anyone seeking to enhance their artistic abilities. Life Drawing teaches you hand-eye coordination, hones your observational skills and improves your focus. Engaging in life drawing not only allows you to portray the human body but, with consistent practice, fosters a deep comprehension of composition, form, and balance in our artistic pursuits.

‍Life drawing enhances spatial imagination, accelerates your drawing process, and refines decision-making skills. The need to swiftly capture visually captivating images within time constraints ingrains these skills naturally. The human body becomes a visual form for creative experimentation, offering exploration through diverse materials, mark-making, and techniques.

‍Attending life drawing classes led by our experienced tutor and professional artist, Kasia Hebda, will be an invaluable addition to any creative practice. No experience necessary - beginners are welcome.

‍This series of classes is crafted to help you start your drawing practice. Please bring your sketchbook and preferred dry materials. Two out of eight classes will be non-guided which means you will be able to consolidate your knowledge and work uninterrupted. Our tutor, Kasia, will set the poses.

Big thank you to Queenstown Lake District Creative Communities NZ for supporting our classes and making them accessible.

Classes details and dates:

  • 21 April, Sunday 4-5:45pm – guided, free of charge
  • 28 April, Sunday 4-5:45pm – guided
  • 5 May, Sunday 4-5:45pm – guided
  • 12 May, Sunday 4-5:45pm –  non-guided
  • 29 May, Wednesday 6-7:45pm – guided, free of charge
  • 5 June, Wednesday 6-7:45pm – guided
  • 12 June, Wednesday 6-7:45pm – guided
  • 19 June, Wednesday 6-7:45pm – non-guided

‍Recommended materials:

A4-A3 sketchbook, visual diary or digital tablet.
Pencils, colour pencils, conte and graphite sticks, markers (no soft charcoal sticks please)
Erasers (kneadable or soft)
Bulldog clips

Drawing room etiquette and model protocol:

-No smartphones, personal music devices or photographic equipment are allowed in life classes.
-Students are expected to arrive on time, at least 10 minutes early so they can set up and be ready to start on time  
-If a life model is working, students and visitors will knock and wait outside the room until a pose is broken and the model is robed.
-Models will have preference over room temperature.
-Students must be conscious of the model's personal space and not approach the model without permission.
-The privacy of the model is to be maintained at all times both in the room and outside the room.

Learners under 18

Please note that these classes have nude models (male and female). We welcome learners under 18 but they do need parental consent to take this class.

If you are a learner under 18, please do the following:

-ask your parent or guardian if it's okay for you to do this class
-ask your parent or guardian to send a permission email to us at [email protected]

For further information and to book click HERE


Puawai, Queenstown