The Flagstaff Arts Council is hosting open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts.The eight-week series begins this Monday, September 18th and goes through November 6th.

This opportunity is for those artists who would like to practice drawing or other art working from a live model but do not wish to have instruction. Participants may register to attend all eight sessions at a discounted rate: $124 for Arts Council members and/or students, or $140 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for non members.

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Frederica Hall will be the moderator and help direct the model and take requests from participants on poses and timing. Other than that, participants are on their own to draw or create using the model as inspiration. No materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring easels to use. Some drawing horses are available on a first-come first-served basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged even for a single date; drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if the session is full.

Frederica Hall follows a multi-disciplinary approach in the arts, working primarily in visual arts that source performance-art and vice versa. Her work is informed by the mysterious surrounding cosmos, reflections on myth, metaphor, and humanities’ uncharted origins.  Engaging inquiry that encompasses challenging matters of truth, politics, religious beliefs, social customs, cultural relevance, societies’ identities and more. In her paintings, she works with varied mediums using new innovative techniques, as well as classical oil glazing. These diverse procedures capture layers of light and color and perhaps, life’s nebulous moments.