Le Grand Nu exhibition

We are pleased to announce The Great Nude / Le Grand Nu exhibition a showcase of work by local and international artists exploring the human form. Join us for the exhibition preview on Saturday 11 November, 6.00-9.00pm at Life Drawing Montmartre gallery. The exhibition will be running until Wednesday 22 November 2017.

Le Grand Nu Contest Finalists

We are excited to announce the shortlisted artists for the group show, running 11th – 22nd November 2017. We have received a total of 147 entries from 49 participants that fulfilled all our entry conditions. Our jury has now selected 19 works to be shown during the group show. Congratulation to all finalists! We are extremely proud to be able to showcase such a high quality and diverse exhibition. Please note: The jurors will select the winner of the solo show in the second round of judging on the 11th of November. So stay tuned!

The list of finalists can be found on the Grand Nu Contest page.

Call for entries for LE GRAND NU

Life Drawing Montmartre is pleased to announce Le Grand Nu (The Great Nude) contest. The competition is open to both amateur and professional artists alike. We are looking for works that showcase the artist’s vision of the human form. The winning artist will be awarded their own solo exhibition and an additional art materials prize. To learn more about the contest and to register, please visit the contest page.

The contest closes on October 23, 2017.

Good luck!

Life drawing contest

Take part in our Life Drawing Contest, as part of the Life Drawing Marathon 2017. The contest is open to all participants of the Life Drawing Marathon 2017. The winner will be announced during the opening night of the Life Drawing Marathon Exhibition on the 30th April 2017 (at 8pm). The prize is a solo show at the Life Drawing Montmartre Gallery.

To take part the artists must submit one piece of work not exceeding 400mm x 500mm created during the event and as well as provide following (please send to contact@lifedrawingmontmartre.com):
– 3-5 digital images of works or a link to an online portfolio
– contact information

The jury is composed of:
Maria Kuzma – Kuzniarska
medical illustrator (mybioscience.org) and founder of LDM
Marine Chauvet
artist and graphic designer (Chauvetdesign)

For more information please contact us: contact@lifedrawingmontmartre.com

Our illustrated guide to Montmartre’s cafes is now available online

We are pleased to announce that “An illustrated guide to Montmartre’s bars and cafes” is now available for sale online. The guide is a collection of cafes recommended by both local and visiting artists from all walks of life, in love with Montmartre and its bars and cafes. It features characterful illustrations and personal reviews of each artist’s favourite cafes.

Please follow this link to buy the print book or follow this link to buy the ebook.

Life Drawing Marathon 2017

On the last weekend of April we are hosting the second edition of the Life Drawing Marathon. Join us for a weekend of life drawing with the best Parisian live models in one of the most picturesque settings in Paris. Want to hear more? Take a sneak peek at the new program and photos from the previous marathon here.

In addition to a schedule fully packed with exciting drawing workshops and a one day exhibition, this year all participants will also get a chance take part in a juried life drawing contest. The winning artist will be awarded with a solo exhibition! So stay tuned and we hope to see as many of you as possible at the marathon.

To reserve your spot, please follow the link:
Saturday 29th April, 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 30th April, 10:00 – 17:00

Carnival-themed Drawing Extravaganza

This February we have for you a special drawing series of Carnival-themed workshops. We will take you around Europe to see, experience but, most importantly, draw all the most famous Carnival celebrations. No need to bring your passport, just your drawing materials! We kick off with the legendary German Carnival on 19th February at 17:00!
To book your spot please visit the Life Drawing Montmartre meet-up page.

Book party and exhibition

Our guide to Montmartre’s bars and cafes is coming out on March 11!

You are warmly invited to attend our official book launch party celebrating the publication of “An illustrated guide to Montmartre’s bars and cafes”. The guide is a collection of cafes, recommended by both local and visiting artists, including many Life Drawing Montmartre members. It features characterful illustrations along with very personal reviews of each location. The book party will be held on Saturday 11th March 2017 between 6.00-9.00pm at Untitled Factory and will be connected with the exhibit “The Café Art: Celebrating Montmartre’s cafes”, featuring original works from the guide.

If you are interested in buying the guide, you will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book during the event. However, you can also pre-order it right now, with a special 10% discount available until Sunday 26th February, and collect it at the party. To pre-order your copy, please follow the link.

Life drawing for beginners

In 2017 we are back with our tutored life drawing workshop series. Join us for a tutored figure drawing class or classes in one of the most picturesque locations in Paris. The workshop series focuses on the foundations of figure drawing and provides a perfect introduction to life drawing. The sessions are centred around a main topic, such as body proportions, composition, use of light and shadow, or a particular pose. However, during each workshop we will also touch upon numerous aspects of figure drawing so you can always join in even if you have missed previous sessions. All workshops feature a live model and include basic drawing materials. The topics for each workshop are outlined below. We kick off with a Light and Shadow session on the 21st January, to help make your drawings look even more realistic!

Light and Shadow – January 21, 2017

Figure Lying Down – January 28, 2017

Portraiture – February 04, 2017

Contrapposto – February 11, 2017

Hands and Feet – February 18, 2017

The sessions are open to everyone and beginners are especially welcome. To book your spot please visit the Life Drawing Montmartre meet-up page.