Cardiff Life Model Collective (CLMC), run by Andy Muse, deserves all the support and credit it gets and needs. 

CLMC began – er – ‘life’ in 2010 – It’s mission is: 

To promote the healthy acceptance and appreciation of all body types and to encourage all to feel comfortable in their own skin To pressure artists and institutes into fair pay for Life Models. 

Where is it?
We meet in the Little Man Coffee Shop in Cardiff throughout the week. The group is very relaxed – we just sit round, (clothes on I hasten to add – but new models are always needed – so if interested – get in touch), with our sketchbooks and draw – in-dispersed with the odd bit of witty repartee throughout and the occasional debate on this, that and the other. Then afterwards may be a coffee and wend our way home. No hassle, no politics, just a mutual love of drawing. 

No hassle, no politics – just a mutual love of drawing. 

If you want a tutored session this group is not it but stop – don’t let that put you off… 

There are also occasional themes sometimes based around a graphic novel concept or a time of the year such as Halloween. You also have the freedom to express your own wishes as well. For example there may be a member who wishes to lead a group in order to support a particular concept they are working on – in which case share it! 

If you want a tutored session this group is not it but having said that don’t let that put you off – you have to start somewhere. If you are looking for a friendly, supportive, non-judgmental environment to just dip your toe in then this is the group for you. For £7.50 for a 2 hour session you really can’t go wrong! 

If you fancy joining us then find out more here… dogearedsketchbook.com


Outdoor Professional @ Wales Outdoors, Model @ Cardiff Life Model Colective and Published Poet @ Self...