Sunday, May 26, 2013

Themed Life Drawing Opportuntites

Art By Mike Burrell -Star Wars Themed
Life Drawing - May 2011
Photo by Mike Burrell - Dark Horse Comics "Ghost"
Themed Life Drawing - January 2013

Hello to all fans of Cabaret Life Drawing at 21C! Wow I miss those sessions! I do hope that Skylar and the folks at 21C Louisville will find a way to start them back up!

I would like to inform you all of the Lexiington Drawing and Painting meetup group  - in case you are ever in the Lexington KY area and wanted to do some figure drawing and sketching. Last year I met architect and product designer Chris Manzo who was involved with a similar meetup group in St Louis prior to relocating to the Bluegrass in 2012. The Lexington KY Comic Creators Group has hosted several Themed Life Drawing Sessions over the last couple of years and I welcomed an accomplice to help promote/organize/host these and similar events. We want the meetup site to work like a clearinghouse of local and maybe even regional art opportunities. So if any of you attend or host art workshops or regular drawing/painting sessions maybe we should talk about sharing schedules?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

While Cabaret Life Drawing is on hiatus (and I for one hope this will end soon) you might consider attending the CCG Themed Life Drawing (TLD) events in Lexington (and possibly other locations for future events - contact CCG Coordinator to discuss other venue cities in KY, Southern IN or OH).

We have hosted six TLD events or sessions since January 2011. We most recently hosted a "Brave" inspired drawing session with three models in costume!. See our photo gallery on the CCG Facebook Page.
Disney's "Brave" Themed Life Drawing (wth model)
Saturday June 23rd, 2012 

9a - 12p UK Reynold Building Room 202B.

Disney's "Brave" (Scottish Animated Epic) Themed Life Drawing session - $5 for artists. 
Will have at least one model in costume from movie (Medira - young red haired lead character). Get warmed up the Movie Tavern Event (Drink and Draw) later that night. Contact Ccg Coordinator at or call 276-5528 for more info! :-)
Artists can work in pencil, pen, ink, watercolor or even oils. Pose lengths will be 1 min, 5min, 10 min, 20 min, and maybe one or two longer poses as time, energy and heat allow :-)
Looking for extra models - artists come in costume and draw for free! (email to confirm)! 
Friends who can volunteer time as models, hlelpers or bring props are encouraged to do so! Email for more info about what we need....
This should be a lot of fun and really helpful for creating art/illustration based on fantasy characters but having some real world reference!

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Currently planning for:
  • a "transportation" (motorcycles, bicycles, riders in gear) TLD and 
  • a "Mid Summers Night" (faeries and pre Raphaelite style themes) TLD this summer. 
Seeking models and artists for both of these.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sunday June 26th 2011 - Dancer

This Sunday, multi-faceted dancer, Olivia Klotz will model for your drawing pleasure!

olivia2Olivia has Ballet training from the UofL Dance School and began Contra dancing at the Advent Church in Louisville. In 2004 she started belly dancing under the instruction of Taletha, a prominent belly dancer of Kenuckiana. Most of Olivia's dance repertoire is with the Louisville belly dance troupe Asrar Al Badre, where she performs American Cabaret, Egyptian and Gothic style belly dance with the troupe and as a soloist. Olivia is currently a member of Va Va Vixens, a local Burlesque Troupe.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday May 15th 2011 - Biker and Adventurist

This Sunday, REV IT UP with Biker and Adventurist Desiree, modeling for your drawing pleasure!

Desiree leads a very open, exciting, and adventure-filled biker lifestyle. She has an outgoing personality and has never met a stranger.

She has modeled for several layouts for various biker magazines, and was a model for Twisted Images tattoo studio during the premiere of the short film 'Little Shop of Horrors'.

P.S.: WonderFest!
If you are in Louisville already - you should check out the last day of WonderFest!

SF, horror & anime models (aliens, robots, monsters, spaceships & vehicles, comic book characters) are celebrated in Louisville! WonderFest is THE annual expo for model and toy collectors of s-f, horror & comics subjects--especially plastic kits & garage kits. Featuring the largest imaginative model contest in America, how-to seminars, movie special f/x & comic art guests, parties, and a dealer's room with collectibles from around the globe. Celebrating its 22nd year in 2011, WonderFest is an international hobby event.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday February 13th 2011 - Valentine Day Special - Cupid and Psyche

Psyche and Cupid at the fateful
moment...Venus will not be happy.
Valentine Special! This Sunday, Feel the Love with Cupid and Psyche modeling for your drawing pleasure!

Envious and jealous of the beauty of a mortal girl named Psyche, Venus asks her son Cupid to use his golden arrows while Psyche sleeps, so that when she awakens, Venus would have already placed a vile creature for her to fall in love with. Cupid finally agrees to her commands after a long (and failed) debate. As he flies to Psyche's room at night, he turns himself invisible so no one can see him fly in through her window. He takes pity on her, for she was born too beautiful for her own safety. As he slowly approaches, careful not to make a sound, he readies one of his golden arrows. He leans over Psyche while she is asleep and before he can scratch her shoulder with the arrow, she awakens, startling him, for she looks right into his eyes, despite his invisibility. This causes him to scratch himself with his arrow, falling deeply in love with her....

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday January 9th 2011 - Burlesque Dancer/Aerial Performer

2011_01_07_JordanThis Sunday burlesque dancer and aerial performer, Miss Gypsy Love will model for your drawing pleasure!

Born bright-eyed and attention-starved, Miss Gypsy first began to satisfy her hunger for "oohs" and "ahs" when she discovered fire performing in 2007. The spark within her began to grow and she has singed many enthralled audiencesthroughout the city with the "hotness" of her fire and hula hoop acts. Her adventures and constant desire to improve her ability to amaze have spread her blaze to absorb a few new tricks, including aerial performance. There's no hope of surviving this wildfire of a performer...she continues to consume her audience, setting them ablaze with their own hunger for more.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday January 2nd 2011 - Acrobatic Contortionist

bethan2Happy Holidays! Bring in the NEW YEAR with Cabaret Life Drawing and Yoga with Art @ 21c Museum!

This Sunday Cabaret Life Drawing welcomes back Bethan Kannapell, an Acrobatic Contortionist and circus producer!

Bethan has performed and directed circus productions around the country and is a member of the Circus Performance Group at Warren Wilson College. She recently directed her own circus production with 35 performers about a journey across the world told through folklore. See one of her recent performances here: