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SASA Life-Drawing Studio 2022

Saturday 18 June was the fifth and final official SASA life-drawing session for this season……Although our artists have enjoyed it so much, many of them will be joining exciting little groups that meet regularly, so they can carry on with it. Wonderful!









Our model for this session was Jessie, whom we all know well…..mind you she looks a little different from the last time we met, with her short, vividly coloured hair!







Jess is so relaxed and totally happy in her body, that we get offered really lovely, natural looking poses, that are great to draw. We also get the more difficult ones, which challenge our eyes with foreshortening and unusual angles.








Once again, our artists have used exciting styles and techniques, each personally unique, which makes for very interesting viewing.





Thanks to Sonja and Avril for all the organising you do to set this up for us…..and thanks to all our “drawers” – see you next year.

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SASA Winter Life-Drawing 2022

On Saturday 11 June we had the fourth in the current season of life-drawing sessions in the Duminy Hall. Modeling for us on the day was the very accomplished Sinead, whose beautiful shapes and colours make her an absolute pleasure to draw.










We stuck to our usual routine of short poses, followed by longer ones, with a break for tea and leg-stretching. Short poses are good for capturing the gesture and “getting your eye in”, while the longer ones give us time us to study the details, lines and planes of our model.

Another most enjoyable morning. Thanks to Sinead, as well as our organisers, Avril and Sonja.

Next week will be the last for this season. If anyone still wishes to join us, please get in touch with Nicole, the SASA secretary – – and she’ll give you all the details.




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Winter Life-Drawing Session Number 3

On Saturday 6 June there were eleven SASA members in the Duminy Hall for the third in our 2022 life-drawing series.









This time we drew Anoushka, who is very relaxed as a model and gave us a wonderful range of poses, her lovely long hair adding another element to our sketches.








Once again our artists used a variety of techniques, media and styles, each beautiful and unique to the individual, showing just how diverse we all are in our interpretation of what we see before us.

Thanks to Sonja and Avril for organising it all. We look forward to the next one! If anyone still wants to join us, there are two more sessions to go, on the 11th and 18th of June in the Duminy Hall, right next to the Atheaeum.

For more information, please see the latest SASA newsletter, or contact our secretary, Nicole, by email at –

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Second SASA Saturday Life-Drawing Session

The second of the SASA Winter life-drawing sessions was held in the Duminy Hall in Newlands and despite the miserable weather, we had fourteen enthusiastic participants. A big Thank You to council-members Sonja and Avril for organising it all.












Our model for the morning was Gomez, with his lovely masculine shapes, lines and planes, in wonderful contrast to the softness of our last week’s model.







With our artists using so many different drawing styles and experimental interpretation of our subject, it proved to be a very interesting and productive morning and we’re all looking forward to the next one.

If you’d like to join us, we have three more for this season. Please book your place by emailing Nicole, the SASA secretary –

The Duminy Hall is right next to the Athenaeum, where we hold our monthly members’ meetings and is easily accessible, with loads of parking.


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SASA Winter Life Drawing Studio 2022

On Saturday 21 May, we held the first of our life drawing sessions for the year at the new (for us) venue – The Duminy Hall, which is right next to the Athenaeum, easily accessible and has lots of parking.










The session was well attended – we had fourteen “drawers” – and the wonderfully experienced Jessie was our model for the morning. Jessie is always a pleasure to draw, with her well thought-out poses, graceful yet sometimes challenging and very satisfying when our efforts turn out right!










We all had a peaceful and productive morning, with plenty of inspiration for further pieces. The light in the new venue is amazing and really lends itself to beautiful work.









If you’d like to join us for the next four sessions, please contact Nicole, the SASA secretary – – and she will put your name down.







If you need further details, please see the latest SASA newsletter, which is available on the SASA website –

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Saturday Life-Drawing Studio

We will have five Saturday life drawing sessions at the new venue – The Duminy Hall in Rondebosch, which is right next to the Athenaeum – on 21 and 28 May and 4, 11 and 18 June. For more info, please see the latest SASA newsletter and If you’d like to book a spot, please email our secretary, Nicole, at