MENDOCINO FIGURE DRAWING COLLECTIVE (MFDC)
For millennia, the human body has been revered in Western Art for its exquisite architecture and complex sensuality. The Collective originated at the Mendocino Art Center, and its workshops are a fundamental year-round component of the Art Center’s traditional studies program.
MFDC is a loose-knit association of local and visiting artists and models, meeting weekly for the past 25 years. Our sessions are strictly on a drop-in basis, uninstructed, solely for the purpose of serious study. The group has served hundreds of artists and generated thousands of figure studies. These drawings affirm the expressive capacity of the human form, and the beauty, elegance and raw power of drawing.
This website introduces just a few of the artists who make up the collective. If you have general questions about MFDC, please use the CONTACT page. For specific information about individual artists (including sales and contact), please see the ABOUT THE ARTIST tab within their page in the ARTIST GALLERY.
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DRAW WITH US
Current sessions meet each Wednesday, from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Masks are currently required.
A single session drop-in fee is $15, or $13 per session if paid by the month.
All artists who wish to draw from live models are welcome to attend our weekly sessions. Slightly early arrival recommended, as occasionally the studio fills up. There are chairs, tables, easels, and a sink available; you bring all other supplies. NO aromatic solvents or cameras are allowed.
The schedule of poses:
five 2-minute poses
two 5-minute poses
two 10-minute poses
two 20-minute poses
one long pose of an hour
Each 1st and 3rd meeting of the month the schedule changes to a long pose format; we begin with:
five 2-minute & two 5-minute warm-up poses
then two long poses of about an hour each
The Mendocino Art Center is located at 45200 Little Lake Street in Mendocino, CA. For more information, visit the website www.mendocinoartcenter.org.
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