Welcome to Dark Matter Life Drawing

Dark Matter is a life drawing studio open to artists, animators, architects and designers of all skill levels. Current sessions are held Saturdays 10AM-1PM at the Beaumont Studios. A variety of poses is offered, ranging from 1 minute to 45 minutes, suitable for both drawing and painting. Upcoming models include Benjamin, Kristina, Emmalena, Derek, Nina, Kate, Emily, Ezra, Marty…. Join us by registering below:

Sessions are back on track, Saturday mornings at 10AM.


Payment / Registration

Cost is $20 by credit card, Google Pay, Apple Pay, E-transfer or Cash at the door. (Consider bringing a cash tip for the model.) Register below:



Please bring your own supplies, including a drawing board. Chairs are provided, but consider bringing a portable easel if you wish to stand.

We have a rotating lineup of well-known Vancouver models (see calendar). Sessions include 5 1-minute, 5 2-minute and 3 5-minute poses. After a short break, we return for 3 10-minute poses and a long break. Finally we return for 2 long poses (with breaks.)

If you are interested in online drawing sessions, consider Basic Inquiry at www.lifedrawing.org or Emily Cheung at https://www.facebook.com/emilymcheunglifedrawing. For instructional classes consider Canvas Method at https://www.canvasmethod.ca/

COVID protocols, including the requirement to demonstrate vaccination in line with provincial requirements and wearing of masks, will be enforced. Attendees should evaluate their own risk in attending sessions.


Sessions are held at the Beaumont Studios, at 326 W. 5th Ave. in Vancouver V5Y 1H5 – a dynamic assemblage of creators, studios and gallery spaces. The location is convenient – just on the south side of the Cambie Bridge behind the police station/Canadian Tire. It’s a short walk from the Olympic Village Skytrain station. The space is large and comfortable (and air-conditioned!).


Ron Bijok