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Suite E Life Drawing Society, Coquitlam BC
|Suite E General Information|
|SUITE E LIFE DRAWING SOCIETY is a non-profit artists’ society (founded in 1977) holding weekly life drawing sessions with professional models. Suite E welcomes people interested in drawing, however attendees should have some drawing experience, as instruction is not given. The name Suite E originated from the room on Brunette Street where the original group first held their sessions.
The female and male models are professionals who usually pose unclothed. For some sessions the model will be partially draped or in costume.
|Drop-in's and new members are very welcome.|
1. Short Pose: The session starts with 5 one minute, then 5 two minute poses, 1 ten minute pose and 1 fifteen minute pose.. Then 20 minute poses for the remainder of the evening with scheduled short breaks for the model.
Five 1-minute poses, two 5-minute poses, one 10 minute pose, and then 30 minute poses for the remainder of the night.
For the sustained pose, many members bring paints or other mediums. Any medium is acceptable, however only odourless solvent if solvent is required. A limited number of easels are available and attendees are encouraged to bring their own.
STARTING OCT.4 2016/2017
$13.00 drop in fee per session for DROP INS (non members)
$ 8.50 per session for MEMBERS
MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE $35.00 FOR THE DRAWING YEAR.
Sessions are held from early October to early December and from early January to late May. No sessions are held in the summer. An annual general meeting is held in early June.
SEE THE MODEL SCHEDULE
MEMBERS ARE ENTITLED TO:
1. Reduced session fee of $8.50
All attendees are required to check in and pay at the beginning of each session.
EXACT CHANGE IS REQUIRED.
Suite E Life Drawing Group Coquitlam BC
|Suite E Life Drawing Society|
Sessions start PROMPTLY at 6:30 p.m. and the door will be locked while the model is posing. If you arrive late, knock and wait for someone to open it for you.
Note: We realize most of us carry them. However, they must be turned off and put away. If you are waiting for a transplant phone call or something equally important, set your phone to vibrate, and quietly leave the room before answering.
Suite E Life Drawing Society - Jan 17 - May 30 (Sessions restart Oct 3, 2017)
Sessions are held in Studio "D" at the Evergreen Cultural Center Parking is free after 6pm.
May 30 TBD 30 Minute Poses
|Life Drawing Model Schedule|
2016 - 2017
|All sustained poses are Undraped unless otherwise stated.||New dates will be added as the models are booked.|
|Oct 4||Jon||Short Pose|
|Oct 11||Devon||30 Minute Poses|
|Oct 18||Caitlin||Sustained Pose|
|Oct 25||Trevor||Short Pose|
|Nov 1||Mimi||30 Minute Poses|
|Nov 8||Mimi||Sustained Pose|
|Nov 15||Gina||Short Pose|
|Nov 22||Stephanie||30 Minute Poses|
|Nov 29||Stephani||Sustained Pose|
|Dec 6||CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER||Sustained Pose|
|Dec 13||Christmas Party|| Christmas Party
|Jan 17||Gina||Short Pose|
|Jan 24||Michael||30 Minute Poses|
|Jan 31||Michael||Sustained Pose|
|Feb 7||CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER||Short Pose|
|Feb 14||Melissa||30 Minute Poses|
|Feb 21||Melissa||Sustained Pose|
|Feb 28||Amanda||Short Pose|
|March 7||Ginny||30 Minute Poses|
|March 14||Ginny||Sustained Pose|
|March 21||Mark||Short Pose|
|March 28||Stephanie||30 Minute Poses|
|April 4||Stephanie||Sustained Pose|
|April 11||Yanni||Short Pose|
|April 18||Mimi||30 Minute Poses|
|April 25||Mimi||Sustained Pose|
|May 2||Sherri||Short Pose|
|May 9||Michael||30 Minute Poses|
|May 16||TBD||Short Pose|
Myda Schmidt has a painting “Palms in the Sun” in the FCA Signature Medal Show 2015 at the Federation Gallery, Granville Island, from Dec. 8 – Dec. 23.The Selective Eye - Group Show at Place des Arts
Suite E Life Drawing Society will be exhibiting at the Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam, BC from January 8 to February 6, 2016. Various subjects and media are included.
Opening is Friday, January 8 from 7-9 pm.
Suite E Life Drawing Group Coquitlam BCMyda Schmidt, AFCA - Cacti
|Members News & Websites|
SUITE E LIFE DRAWING SOCIETY IS NOW OFFICIALLY OUR NEW NAME. As of May, 2016 we are a registered non-profit group once again.
Myda Schmidt’s painting “Near and Far” is currently on exhibition at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island. The exhibition ends April 10. The painting received an Honorable Mention.
Several members have their own websites and blogs. Please visit their sites to view more of their works.
PARKING AT EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE SUITE E LIFE DRAWING SOCIETY IS LOCATED IN “ STUDIO D”
Evergreen Cultural Centre has a north and south parking lot operated by the City of Coquitlam. Paid parking is in effect Monday – Saturday 8 am to 6 pm. Suite E Life Drawing Society sessions start at 6:30 p.m and paid parking is not in effect at that time for either the North and South lots.
SUITE E LIFE DRAWING SOCIETY will hold sessions in STUDIO D facing the South Parking lot.
Access to the South lot from Guildford Way IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. to get to this lot use the North lot off Pinetree Way and drive down the new driveway to the South backstage lot.
Travelling northbound on Pinetree Way, turn right at the traffic control signal at Town Cebntre Boulevard. Travelling southbound on Pintree Way, turn left at the traffic control signal at Town Centre Boulevard.
Suite E Life Drawing Group Coquitlam BC
Growing up on a farm in southern Ontario, I was encouraged to experiment with oils and watercolours as a child as my mother and grandmother were both artists. I began my formal instruction with private instruction from Doolee McDonnell, and have taken courses at Emily Carr University, Langara College, the Vancouver Academy of Art and with the Federation of Canadian Artists.
To some degree, my subject matter reflects my background. I love the natural environment, mountains, streams and other wild places, but I also enjoy capturing the many moods of people. As a scuba diver, I have acquired a familiarity with and fondness for water views, particularly underwater scenes.
There is no more satisfying activity on earth than creating a work of art. Although I have an academic science background, I often find that I am most acutely observing nature when I am painting. I chose to paint what I love, whether a flower, an underwater experience, a lake, a forest scene or a still life. Painting portraits is a particularly satisfying challenge. Through painting, I strive to capture those ephemeral beautiful moments, even if just on paper or canvas. I work primarily in acrylic and watercolours, although I also create pieces in stained glass and wood.
I am currently a member of the Suite E life drawing group in Coquitlam, a member of Art Focus and the Port Moody Artists' Association, and an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. My paintings can be found in a variety of private collections, from Vancouver to Ottawa, California and Ireland.
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