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Life Studio Weekends / Members Only

August—Saturday is full, several openings left for Sunday. Registration form below.

NEW in 2023—Members Only Life Studio Weekends. What’s this about?

Working from life, whether it’s figurative or still life, is the best way to improve your artwork and find your own style. But most of us seldom have the opportunity to paint from life for more than a few hours at a time. These weekends are an opportunity for members to settle in and paint—from life—at their own pace, in their own style. This is self-directed study, there is no instruction, but there is a studio moderator / model facilitator. You can sign up to attend for either one day or two days. The only fee is a model contribution (per day). As an open studio, work at your pace. Whether that’s two or three hours, all day, or all day both days.

2023 Dates: Select either one or both days.

February 19: 10 am to 5 pm (only one day scheduled this weekend)

April 15-16: Saturday and / or Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

June 24-25: 10 am to 5 pm

August 19-20: 10 am to 5 pm (NOTE: Saturday will end at 4pm)

October 28-29: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: The Shallowford Annex at 4470 N. Shallowford Road, Atlanta, GA 30338

Studio Fee: $20 per day. Sign up for one or both days. Maximum attendees: 12. 

Equipment: PSA provides height adjustable supply tables/taborets and chairs; bring a portable easel and your art supplies. If not available, PSA has eight lightweight portable easels for use on a first come basis. To reserve one, email info@portraitsocietyofatlanta.org.  

Art Supplies: Pack it in / pack it out. If needed, please bring a drop cloth. If using oil, GAMSOL odorless mineral spirits ONLY. Leave your space clean at the end of the day.  

Studio Etiquette: The studio moderator is designated to select and direct the models. While this volunteer may ask for participants input, the moderator is in charge of the studio and the models. 

Studio Moderator / Model Facilitator Volunteer: Chad Awalt

August 19th and 20th

We’ll have two talented and popular Atlanta models this weekend. On Saturday, Gracie Davis (left) will pose and on Sunday, Michael O’Connell (right) will pose for the group.

TIME: 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday will end at 4pm). Model is available and posing it between 10 am to 5pm, but you are free to stay for the full day, half-day or as fits your schedule. It is only requested that upon arriving or leaving, you setup or leave quietly as to not disturb the other participants. You can register for either one or both days using the form below.

This is a full day session, the model will be clothed or draped giving you the option to focus on a portrait or a figurative study. There will be a lunch break. Bring a sandwich or snacks as desired. A kitchen with microwave is available.

LOCATION: North Shallowford Annex, 4470 North Shallowford Road, Atlanta GA 30338 (map below)

Driving Directions to 4470 North Shallowford Road

Located just north of the Perimeter on N. Shallowford Rd  

Directions when driving Southbound on N. Shallowford Rd: look for a sign (North Shallowford Annex) on the right BEFORE the entrance. Turn right at the light (at Peachford Road intersection) into the parking lot. Shallowford Annex building is on the right, Cube Smart storage on the left.

Directions when driving Northbound on N. Shallowford Rd: look for the Cube Smart Self Storage (4444) sign on the left, and turn left at the light into the parking lot. Shallowford Annex building is on the right, Cube Smart storage on the left.