Open Life Drawing Sessions

Open Life Drawing Sessions

Open life drawing continues at the Del Ray Artisans gallery. These sessions operate on a drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and draw or paint the live models.

Gesture Sessions (two hours)

Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of series of dynamic 1-5 minute poses. One or two favorite poses may be revisited for 10-15 minutes at the end of each session.

Short/Long Pose Sessions (three hours)

The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 5 minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10-45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to hone your drawing and observation skills.

Long Pose Sessions (two- or three-hour sessions)

For people wanting to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to the long pose sessions. Poses will be at least one hour long and may extend for the full length of the session.

The fee for each three-hour session is $8 for DRA members and $10 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Check the Del Ray Artisans calendar for upcoming dates and times. Contact Katherine Rand at 703-836-1468 or

Currently scheduled 2010 sessions:

* Jan 27: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. gesture

2 p.m. - 5 p.m. short/long pose

* Feb 10: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. gesture

2 p.m. - 5 p.m. short/long pose

6 p.m. long pose (duration TBD)

* Feb 24: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. gesture

2 p.m. - 5 p.m. short/long pose

* March 10 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. short/long pose

* March 24 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. short/long pose

Del Ray Artisans is located at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. Directions available at