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Notsuoh Drawing Studio

  • NOTSUOH 314 Main Street Houston, TX, 77002 United States (map)

Weekly Life Drawing session at Notsuoh, 314 Main, upstairs. 8-11pm, most Thursday evenings. $10 model fee per participating artist. Bring your own art materials. Please arrive early so you may find parking easier, and to make the most of your drawing session. Have a drink at the bar, come upstairs, and have fun practicing your life drawing skills with us! 

About: Informal life drawing session that meets weekly on Thursday evenings. The event is open to artists of all levels who have a serious interest in rendering the nude human figure. We simply provide time with an art model in a studio setting where artists sketch. While we provide some structure to the session, there is no set theme- we like to mix things up, so we encourage models to be creative in their poses and any props they may bring, and we have different models each time. 

Artists, please bring your own (traditional, or digital) art supplies. While a model stage area, lighting, and seating are provided, tables may or may not be available, so please bring your own portable easel and drawing board if you have the need. 

Poses are timed. As the session progresses, we begin the first hour with a number of short, 2 minute gestures, and then a few 5 minute sketches, transition to a few 10 minute sketches in the second hour, and conclude the last hour with a few 15 or 20 minute drawings. We also take a couple of 10 to 15 minute breaks. 

PARKING- most Parking Meters Downtown are Free after 7pm. You can usually find somewhere to park round the corner or 1 to 2 blocks away. There are a number of paid parking lots or garages close by. Parking and traffic can be bad Downtown if there are large events going on like sports events, conventions, or concerts. So it is a good idea to try to arrive early so you have time to find parking. Also you may need to have time to set up, and so you have more time to get the most out of your drawing session. If parking is an issue, please consider taking other modes of transit into Downtown like Cabs, Uber, Lyft, Metro Bus, Metro Rail, or Bicycling. 

*We usually meet at the same place each week- above Notsuoh (314 Main, Downtown), but our venue does change due to circumstances like holidays, weather conditions, or to allow for other events in the space. I will try to post any changes or cancellations in advance.