Nicholas Building

Great article about the Nicholas Building published by Right Angle Studio. Click here to read.


Things to do in May

We’re in Broadsheet, again! Yahoo. Click here to read the article.


Life Drawing in Broadsheet

Here we are in Broadsheet: Feeling a bit historic? We are.

Tinder 101: Date Venues That Will Make You Look Impressive

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye… thanks for the love plug, The Urban List.



As of 30 May, we start Life Drawing classes on Monday nights from 7–9pm in the Nicholas Building. This means that you can attend a class on Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday every week until December. Classes are $13 and we provide the materials. Seniors receive a special discount – $10 per class – if they dare […]

pulp fiction

60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s extravaganza!

For the last month of life drawing in 2015, we’re going to celebrate with some classic vintage sounds. The first week of November (3–4) we’ll be playing everything from the swinging sixties. Week 2 (10–11 Nov): squeeze into your flares for two fabulous nights of 1970’s disco and funk.  Hawt. Week 3 (17 –18 Nov) hear deep […]

Concrete Playground

Concrete Playground: The ten best places to get crafty in Melbourne

Oo la la! Concrete Playground have listed our life drawing classes as one of the ten best places to get crafty in Melbourne. Most of what is said is true except a few minor details: The price is $13 and the beer is from Dan Murphy’s. Either way, we’re grateful  for the feature. You can […]

Art Spectrum

Thanks, Art Spectrum!

Art Spectrum are an Australian owned company founded in 1966 that make extremely high-quality art materials that both practicing artists and novices LOVE.  We’re excited to announce that Art Spectrum, “the makers of colour” are supporting us! We have the finest charcoals, pastels, colourfix paper available at our classes, thanks to their generosity. If you would […]

Jeff The Peff

Jeff The Peff

We’re blessed with a large number of talented people who attend our classes regularly. In recent times, we’ve been wowed by the work of Jeffrey Phillips (Jeff the Peff) who is a Melbourne-based illustrator, suitably equipped with “two hands and a nose” and some seemingly magical pens. His drawings are lovely – spontaneous, playful, funny – and […]


Melbourne Art Trams

Between 1978 and 1993, a project called Transporting Art saw 36 of Melbourne’s iconic W-class trams completely repainted by some of Australia’s most renowned artists, including Mirka Mora, Howard Arkley, Michael Leunig, Reg Mombassa, Trevor Nickolls and many more. In 2013, the tradition remains. For this year’s Melbourne Festival, several emerging and established artists were […]


5th Year birthday

Life Drawing celebrates its fifth year birthday on 4th September. We would like to thank everyone who has come along for the ride. Artists, friends, family and pets (old mate Kevin Bayken, you’re the boss). Please join us for drinks and cake after class on Wednesday 4 September. Illustration by Jeffrey Phillips



We love local music and we want to support Triple R. Please subscribe to Triple R during Radiothon and you’ll score a free life drawing class. Here’s the link.


Our new Facilitator for July: Fiona James

For the month of July, Fiona (Fi) will be taking the life drawing classes at No Vacancy gallery. Louise (Lou) will be taking a month off to work on her suntan in Europe. For some background information on Fiona, please read on. Fiona started her artistic career with a Diploma of Visual Art and Applied […]



Discovered this great stop animation by London based creatives; Wriggles & Robins where they used every easel in a life drawing class to capture a different angle of the life model. Wriggles & Robins edited each drawing with the next, moving around the circle of easels to make the film. To see it on Vimeo, […]


South Wharf Promenade Window

Look out for Tuesday regular, Nicholas Ryrie featured in Broadsheet as one of the local artists to take part in ‘South Wharf Promenade Window’, a public art project in South Wharf. Please read on: or visit the Facebook:


We need to talk about Kevin

Let me introduce the infamous Kevin Bayken, the miniature Daschund or art hound. On most nights, Kevin attends the life drawing classes. He makes people giggle by generally being small and cute and sometimes he’ll have the opposite effect by attempting to steal your sandwich or by spilling over your ink. He likes people, gloves, […]


Roger Wadia: Thanks Heaps!

Life Drawing regular, Roger Wadia has recently started up ‘Thanks Heaps!’ A website and Facebook page containing his fun loving Illustrations.Have a looksie:  


This City Speaks: Ruth Molloy

THIS CITY SPEAKS is about uncovering intimate stories about all types of artists and how they affect a city. Starting in Melbourne, the project intends to travel all around the world to understand how different cities change the way in which artists create and communities respond. In this video portrait, Ruth speaks about her bohemian […]


Adrian on Arts Nation

The founder of The Life Model Society and meter reader Adrian Maiolla featured on Art Nation. Here:


The Life Drawing Show in Milkbar Mag

The Life Drawing Show was featured in Milkbar Mag