Toyko Artists League of Life Drawing artists Art Works

Life Drawing Event Schedule in October

To prevent infection of Covid-19, please follow the rules as shown below.

1. When we judge that we cannot assure the safety of a model and attendees enough, or when we don't receive as many as attendees as five for each class, we would have to cancel the class. Please follow a notification from us.
2. Be sure to make a reservation if you want to attend the class since we strictly manage the number of attendees. If you don't feel well, please don't hesitate to cancel the reservation and let us know about it.
3. Please wear a mask during commuting and the class. If you forget wearing one, please talk to the organizer when you arrive.
4. Please wash your hands when you arrive at the studio, and sterilize your hand.
5. We open the windows and ventilate the air from three directions.

Tutored Sketch/Drawing Workshop
Portrait Study 'Cast Shadow and Form Shadow'

Instructor: Sohei Yamamoto
Model: American man (17th evening) 

Full tutored sketch/drawing workshop by our new instructor, Sohei Yamamoto. He studied at art university in the states. Having had enough career in teaching, he is based in Shizuoka prefecture in Japan and holds several solo exhibitions every year all over Japan.
He will give you lecture and live drawing demonstration as well as an individual guidance. He will listen to you each, and lead your drawing practice as it profits you the most.
Tuition will be give in English and Japanese.

American man (costumed)

'Portrait Study, Cast Shadow and Form Shadow'
Evening session: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

15 min. pose / Instructor's demonstration (Please watch the demo instead of drawing)
2-3 min. short poses (15 total) (head drawing from different angles)
20 min. long pose x 5 (100 min. in total)
(130 min. pose in total)


Date and timeOctober 17th  (Sun.) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Doors open: 5:00 pm; tuition starts: 5:30 pm
Attendance fee
6,000 JPY

Tutored Still Life/Figure Drawing/Painting Class (Thu.)

Instructor: Takashi Uesugi
Model: Japanese woman (nude)

This is a full-tutored drawing/painting class. Appropriate for all levels, There is an instructor from whom you can get as much instruction as you want.

On the morning and evening classes, we have some still life and plaster casts from which you can choose for drawing.

On the afternoon classes we will have Japanese models posing for us. Please check the curriculum below.

You are welcome to attend one class or more where you could continue working on your drawing/painting.

【Afternoon Class Curriculum and models】

7th, 21st and 28th
Model: Japanese woman (nude)
120 min. long pose each day
The same setup will be continued for three Thursdays. 360 min. in total to make a completed work of art.

Date and timeSeptember 7th, 21st and 28th  (Thus.)  No class on the 14th
Morning session: 10:15 am to 13:15 pm (Doors open: 10:00 am, tuition starts: 10:30 am)
Afternoon session: 1:45 pm - 4:45 pm (Doors open: 1:30 pm, tuition starts: 2:00 pm)
Evening session: 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm (Doors open: 6:30 pm, tuition starts: 7:00 pm)
Attendance fee
Morning session: 3,000 JPY per class / 7500 JPY for three classes (should be paid at the first class )
Afternoon session: 4,000 JPY per class / 10500 JPY for three classes (should be paid at the first class )
Evening session: 2,000 JPY per class

Tutored Sculpture/Drawing Class (Sat. Morning)

Instructor: Takashi Uesugi
Model: American man (nude) / Guatemalan woman (nude)

This is a full-tutored sculpture class, aiming to deepen understanding of human anatomy. Appropriate for all levels, beginners to experienced. You would benefit a lot from sculpting for your drawing skill as well.

There is an instructor from whom you can get as much instruction as you want, so feel free to take one or more class, no matter how much you are confident in sculpting.

On the 1st week, we will have an American model posing for us.
From the 2nd week, we will have a Guatemalan model posing for us. The same model's setup will be continued for the three Saturday mornings in October.

【Class curriculum and models】

October 2nd
Model: American man (nude) 
5 min. to 20 min. short poses

October 9th, 23rd and 30th
Model: Guatemalan woman (nude)
Single long pose (20 min. x 6) each class
The same setup will be continued for four Saturday morning. 360 min. in total to make a completed work of art.

★No tutored class on the 16th, but there will be an untutored class of the same setup and pose. You can continue the work without tuition at cost of 2500 yen.

We sell materials at cost: sketchbook for 100 yen; good quality paper from 100 yen per piece; oil clay for 350 yen (for making a relief (half of head)) to 700 yen (for making a head); Relief board for 100 yen; mandrel for 500 or 1300 yen. Spatulas and knives are free to rent.

If you have your own materials, please bring yours.

If you wish to continue your sculpture, you can leave your materials in our atelier.

Date and timeOctober 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th
Doors open: 10:00 am; tuition starts: 10:30 am
Attendance fee
4000 JPY for each class / 14000 JPY for four classes (should be paid at the first class )
★When we cancel a class, we will pay you back 3500 JPY.

Untutored, Three Weeks Long Pose 'Beautiful Person'

Model: American transgender man 

We will have a beautiful American model posing for us.
The same setup will be continued for three weeks. Six-hour long pose if you join three sessions, that is good to make a complete work of art. You are also welcome to join a session, or change a spot and draw from different angles.
All kinds of artists including oil painters and Japanese-style painters are welcome to join.
Model: American transgender man (costumed) 'Beautiful Person'
Don't categorize a person according to gender, but find a beauty beyond sex.

120 minuets long pose (20 minutes x 6) 

Date and timeOctober 9th, 16th and 23rd 
Doors open: 1:30 pm; `Posing starts: 2:00 pm
Attendance fee
2500 JPY each session

Untutored, One-day Long and Short Pose (Sat./Sun.) 


 Morning session: Doors open: 10:00 am, tuition starts: 10:30 am

Afternoon session: Doors open: 1:30 pm, tuition starts: 2:00 pm

Evening session: Doors open: 5:00 pm, tuition starts: 5:30 pm)

3rd (Sun.)
Attendance fee: 2500 JPY
13:45 - 16:45 Transgender man 3 to 20 min. short poses (nude)
Posing time: 3 min x 7, 5 min x 4, 19 min x 1, 10 min x 2, 10 min x 2, 20 min x 1
★New model, a dancer, model, educator and transgender man (FTM)

9th, 16th and 23rd (Sat.)
Attendance fee: 2500 JPY per session
13:45 - 16:45 American transgender man 120 min. long pose (costumed)
'Beautiful Person'
16th (Sat.)
Attendance fee: 2500 JPY
10:15 - 13:15 Guatemalan woman 120 min. long pose (nude)
★The same setup as in the Saturday sculpture/drawing class

17th (Sun.)
Attendance fee: 6000 JPY
17:00 - 20:30 Tutored Sketch/Drawing Workshop 'Portrait Study/Cast Shadow and Form Shadow'
★Please refer to the detail above.


TAL Atelier

Kokusai6163 building 201

6-chōme - 16 -3,Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 1010021

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