Sep 13, 2010

Drawing, always drawing.

Sessions have been going strong with good attendance for the second half of summer. This Wed our model is the lovely Aimee, better known as local burlesque performer Violet Vendetta. She will be doing classical rather than burlesque poses for us, though. See you there!

Jul 20, 2010

New Model this week + a second session!

This week at Buena Vista we will have a new model - she has experience from some years ago but will probably be new to everyone at the group. I am excited to draw her!

I also wanted to mention that Trey and I are now running a second Figure Drawing group at another location on Sunday Nights through summer. For more information about that, visit

Jul 16, 2010

New Model

This Wednesday we will have a great new model, she is curvy and should be fun to draw!
Thanks to everyone for coming the last few weeks, our sessions have been packed. As always, if you have any suggestions/ requests feel free to email me!

Jul 3, 2010

Coming up...

There will be some new models (we are always adding as much variety as possible!) and a special opportunity: in August we have scheduled a lovely model that is expecting. An unusual subject to draw, I am looking forward to the extra narrative quality and interesting shapes! More to come about that..

As usual, there is a model every single Wed Morning, year round. See you there!

Apr 17, 2010

Double Models this Wed!

This Wed at Buena Vista Studios we've got a special event planned: two models at once! We'll be drawing a male and female model with light and dark complexion, posing together. This should make for some really interesting shapes and a great challenge! This is double the expense, but does not cost anything extra to attend. I hope that you will all come!

Mar 29, 2010

Special event coming up!

This Wed we have a new model, a very muscular african american man! I've missed some of the regulars lately, hope to see you there.

Coming up April 21st we have a great session planned: a double model morning! Kent will be posing with a lady model who is new to BV, Leslie! They will do poses together, so plan to come and plan for a challenge.

See you Wed, -Jane

Mar 16, 2010

A bit remiss...

It's past time for a bit of an update! Even though the blog has been quiet, the group has been going strong. There is a last minute change for tomorrow's model, it will be Rosamarie: the local fashion model who last posed for us in January. See you there!

Feb 2, 2010

Wed Mornings: Now with 25% more drawing!

We have a great pose schedule, but I was typing it out recently and realized that all of those 10 minute breaks added up to a full hour of our 3 hour session! I wanted to see if we could fit in a bit more drawing. So, this week we will try the following schedule:

9:00 - 9:30 2min poses (15)
9:35 - 10:05 5min poses (6)
10:15 - 10:45 7min poses (4)
10:55 - 11:25 Suprise! 2min poses to get that hand going faster(5) then, 10min poses (2)
11:30 - 12:00 15min poses (2)

That adds up to... 25% more drawing!!

The model tomorrow is new to Buena Vista, the lovely Molly. She driving all the way from KU in Lawrence!

See you in the morning,

Jan 20, 2010

Source for Quality Canvases

Karen asked me to share this resource for high-quality stretched canvas and canvas covered panels:

Signature Canvas
10324 W 70th St
Shawnee, KS 66214
(913) 268.2624
(800) 420.3434

She was recently in their store and found that they had a big selection of clearance canvases of good sizes starting at $5! They also make custom lots of stretched canvas using environmentally-friendly gallery quality materials, and each canvas includes an attached artist's bio card at no cost.


Jan 19, 2010

New model, new pose schedule!

Tomorrow we'll be drawing Joshua, who is new to Buena Vista, but not new to figure drawing as he is an art student.

Also, we're going to try a little bit of a trick for the pose schedule: adding some short poses in the middle to wake our brains up when we might be getting a bit sluggish mid morning!

The schedule will be:

3's (wake up!)

After drawing, let me know what you think or shoot me an email.

Jan 12, 2010

Call for Entries

Kent passed a long this show opportunity here in Kansas City - specifically for figurative and nude works!

"Call for artists for an art show in February.

Red Door Studio in KCK will be hosting the show on Friday, February 12th, in conjunction with Second Fridays and Valentine's Day. We are looking for artwork that concerns romance, love, sex, nudity or anything related. This will be for an over-18 crowd, but will NOT accept anything overtly pornographic or obscene-i.e., degradation, children, animals etc.

Send images via email by January 25th,details will then be provided as far as location, drop-off times, show time
and the rest. All artwork must be ready for display.

Contact MARK GLOVER: "

Jan 6, 2010

Winter Weather

As the regulars know: we meet every single Wed, except in winter when the Shawnee Mission School District closes for inclement weather. That is the case today. I'll look forward to drawing with you all next week! The model will be Rosamarie. It's her first time modeling a Buena Vista, but you may have seen her on local runways or in the paper.


Jan 4, 2010

New Years Resolution: Draw More!

A little bit of snow won't stop you, right?
Jan 6th - the first session of the New Year!