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“Covert Characters Life Drawing” is a themed life drawing class based in Melbourne’s trendy Fitzroy. Our aim is to make life drawing fun and accessible so that artist of all skill levels from professionals to first timers can enjoy drawing from a live model. Themes range from fairly traditional nudes to vibrant body paint, costumes, famous figure tributes and everything in between.

The host Lily McDonnell, is a professional illustrator with an interest in life drawing and teaching.  Lily begins every class with a short tutorial with tips on drawing figures and proportion and gives her recommendations for how to get the best drawing practice out of the class time. The 90-minute class starts with the model doing short poses with a 10 minute break in the middle followed by the longer 10 and 15 minute poses. These timed poses make it easy to get into the groove and really improve your drawing as the class progresses.   After the halfway break the class is encouraged to ask Lily for any drawing advice they might need and make the most of her expertise.

Wine and snacks are included in your ticket price and can be enjoyed throughout the class. Doors open at 6:15 for 6:30 start time. Paper and a variety of drawing materials are provided.

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What you'll get

  • Clip boards
  • charcoal/graphite/coloured pencils
  • chalk
  • oil pastel
  • Newsprint and black paper
  • A beer or wine on arrival to get those creative juices flowing

what to bring

Just yourself!

Any of your own materials that you would like to work with.


Be sure to check out our Terms & Conditions before grabbing a ticket.