Figure Drawing in Montreal : Syn Studio 2017 Edition

The new year is practically upon us and what better resolution is there than making Figure Drawing a part of your artistic routine!

Drawing a live model is one of the best ways to strengthen your technical artistic skills while gaining a further understanding of the human form. From comic book artists to concept artists – even the pros take time to brush up on their knowledge by attending figure drawing sessions.

While Syn Studio has classes that teach just that (see Drawing from Life, Drawing the Human Form) it also hosts Figure Drawing Workshops on Fridays every two weeks that are open to the public.

The models are all professionals and the poses vary between 1 to 20 minutes for a total of 3 hours.

People from all over like to attend such as students, industry professionals, teachers and even some who just want to practice their art and get to know the community.

Art by Matty and Cris

Art by André Pijet

Art by Hana Jones

Art by Jennifer Pascual and Steven Labute

You can check out the Syn Studio Facebook page here, for updates on when the workshops will be held and to see more photos of our previous workshops. You can also join our newsletter (see bottom of page).

If you are looking for even more practice, we’ve provided an updated list of other Figure Drawing Workshops that you can find in Montreal:

1. UQAM Centre de Design Atelier Libre

Hosted by David Chait, this session happens three times a week and features a wide variety of models and pose durations.

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Where: UQAM, 1440 Sanguinet DE-2250 ( 2nd floor, Design Bldg (DE)
If the doors are locked (for security purposes), you must enter the school by 315 Ste-Catherine

Metro: Berri-UQAM

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When:
Wednesday  6pm-9pm (short poses) – 5$
Saturday 11am  (short poses) – 5$
Saturday 2:30pm  (long poses) – 10$

 

2. L’atelier du dimanche à l’UQAM

A session that is also held at UQAM and is on Sundays.

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Where: UQAM pavillon Judith Jasmin local J-7130, 7th floor
Metro: Berri-UQAM

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When:
Sunday 11am – 2pm – 10$

 

3. Ubisoft Life Drawing Friends

Organized by Funny Schütt, Gabriel Loignon and Julien Lemaire, this workshop is held at Ubisoft, a famous video game studio that has created many popular titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs and more.

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Where: 5505, boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Piedmont room on the 3rd Floor

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When:
Monday 6pm – 9pm – 10$
Note: Doors open at 5:45pm

 

4. Dr. Sketchy Montreal

Dr. Sketchy is a fun, costumed life-drawing workshop that features burlesque performers, dancers and other characters from movies, comics and more. Here is an example of one of their themes:

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Where:
MainLine Theatre
3997 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y4

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When:
Saturdays 2pm – 5pm (once a month) – 10$
Note: Follow their Facebook page to stay updated on which dates the workshop is held

 

5. Montréal Art Live

Live Model and artistic activities organized by Dominique Gaillard at the Georges-Vanier Cultural Center

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Where:
Centre culturel Georges-Vanier
2450, Rue Workman,
Montréal, Québec, H3J 1L8

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When:
Tuesday 1pm – 4pm – 12$

 

6. Drawn and Plastered

Drawn and Plastered is a fun workshop held in a café and geared towards all artists, from illustrators, to sculptors, to photographers and more. It features models sporting vibrant costumes that usually follow a theme such as moulin rouge, 90s style etc.

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Where:
7000 Av du Parc
Montreal, Quebec

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When:
Follow their Facebook page to stay updated on when the workshop is held

 

If you found this helpful, you might also like our blog posts on figure drawing references online: https://blog.synstudio.ca/online-figure-drawing-references/
and building your own references for live models here:https://blog.synstudio.ca/a-syn-studio-guide-to-making-your-own-references/

Syn Studio also offers Drawing from Life and Analytical Sketching classes, if you’re looking to improve your drawing skills while receiving feedback from a seasoned professional.

Finally, don’t forget to join our newsletter if you want to stay updated on Syn Studio events, workshops, blog posts and parties!

Tag us on Twitter and on Instagram @synstudio to share your awesome work with us! We love seeing what everyone is doing 🙂

Happy Sketching everyone!

 

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