There might be no rules when it comes to art but there is one when it comes to life drawing and it's pretty simple: "be respectful of the models".
The classes, which were previously held at the Orange Art Society hall before COVID-19, are coming back in 2021, and if the speed in which the first class booked out is anything to go by they have been sorely missed.
With more dates planned though, the organiser of Artsy Fartsy Life Drawing Orange, Jodie Geach, is encouraging those of all artistic abilities to give life drawing a go.
"Some people get a bit confronted if they're faced with a person standing in front of them in the nude. But that usually only lasts a few minutes and you get into the drawing," she said.
"If someone is going there and they haven't done life drawing before it could be a little bit daunting to begin with but everyone's pretty relaxed and the models are professional."
For artists, the exercise of life drawing is a "really good way to hone your skills and practice," Ms Geach explained.
"Life drawing helps you draw what you see," she said, adding that for her personally as an artist, it helps her improve and better understand proportion in her work.
While the first class for 2021 on Thursday, January 28, is booked out, there are still spots available for Thursday, February 25, from 6 until 8pm - with more dates planned.
"The plan is to do it every fourth Thursday in the evening but we've already had some interest from people wanting to do tutored life-drawing," she said.
"We're hoping to maybe do a few classes in between the regular sketching. It's all new so we're still sort of feeling out [what works best]."
Bookings can be made online through eventbrite by searching 'Artsyfartsy Orange'.
Tickets are $10 for Orange Art Society members and $15 for non-members.
Attendees must be over the age of 18. Orange Art Society is at 22 Sale St.
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