Drawing for Life

Each month we invite leading artists and performers to curate poses, subjects and performances for you to draw.

Relax and unwind with short, guided drawing warm-ups, followed by long and sustained poses or still life subjects, with help from our guest artist and team of artist educators.

Ticket includes one complimentary beverage from a selected drinks menu, with food and drinks available to purchase throughout the session.

Whether you’re new to drawing or one of the greats, all abilities are welcome to enjoy this unique and artful experience. All materials provided.

Doors open from 6pm.

February and March

Join artist Sam Cranstoun as he leads you through a life drawing class that explores classical art techniques with a contemporary coastal twist. With a deep interest in Southeast Queensland history, Cranstoun’s practice looks at the narratives, events and moments that have shaped our subtropical surroundings. Responding to the HOTA Collects: Made in Surfers Paradise exhibition, this drawing class will take the all too familiar beach scene as its inspiration, combining renaissance drawing methods with Gold Coast glamour.

*Please note the date change in March.

April and May

In these Drawing for Life sessions, Queensland artist Deb Mostert will focus on foundational drawing techniques and using some classic drawing materials.

Deb says, “Drawing is the underpinning ‘bones’ of my diverse practice and any drawing I can do is helpful with seeing and making something of my world and understanding my place in it.” 

*Please note date change in April

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts.

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135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

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Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. 
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.