This class will follow all mandated health protocols as set forth by the BC Ministry of Health.

Welcome to our life drawing model session, a self-guided experience with an instructor's presence.

This class is designed for artists seeking to practice drawing from a live model through observation. As the model poses under a well-lit, raised platform, you'll have the opportunity to work on capturing proportion and intricate details.

While we provide an instructor for guidance and support, the main focus is on your self-guided practice. Join us for this unique opportunity to explore the human form and enhance your artistic skills.

Please note: model subject to change

The structure of the session is as follows:

- Warm up gestures 1-2 mins for 15 mins.

- Short gestures 5-20 mins for 45 mins.

- Break 15 mins.

- Longer pose 30 mins for 1.5 hours with short breaks in between for the model.

At the end of the session participants will have the opportunity to share their work with the group, critique and take photos. This session is designed to provide artists with a supportive and encouraging environment to explore drawing from life.

Registration: open (scroll down to form below)

Age: 18+

Class Dates: Sunday December 3, 2023

Time: 10am - 1pm (3 hours)

Skill level: All levels welcome

Supplies: Participants will need to bring their own drawing materials, including sketch pads, pencils, erasers, and any other necessary supplies. For the longer poses the participants may use more permanent mediums like oils or acrylics.

Price: $38

Location: Langley Arts Council - 26770 29th Avenue, Aldergrove BC

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Art work by John Hall

Meet your instructor: John Hall

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I studied at the Art Institute of Seattle under influential Northwest artists like William Cumming and Fred Griffin. While there, I was introduced to figurative expressionism and the exploration of using color to communicate meaning and value. With a degree in visual communications, I worked as a Graphic Designer while further defining my artistic style for over 20 years through participation in various collectives and group shows throughout the Pacific Northwest.


I work in the 'all prima' style of rendering the subject in one session, working quickly and efficiently then being satisfied with the results. When I go back to a painting it's only to add elements or rework a composition, not to 'fix' marks or add tonal layering. This has led to a gestural, carefree, and expressive style of work.