Monday Portraits – Online

Portrait artists interested in drawing from a live model are invited to our Life Drawing sessions on Tuesdays.

  • Photos of a weekly model are sent out Sunday evening or Monday morning to all portrait painters who have signed up.
  • Create your portrait in any medium, and have fun!
  • Artists email pictures of their portraits back to the organizer by the following weekend for circulation to the other painters and post to ArtPod’s Facebook Page, generally on Mondays.
  • Please contact Diana to sign up or for more details at 250 888 9533, or email using this link.

Rural Sketching – Weekly

Wednesdays 2 pm – 4 pm. Leave at 2 pm sharp. Those who want to meet at the site will be notified of the location on Wednesday morning.

This is for anyone interested in weekly sketching sessions, from beginners to experienced sketchers, rain or shine. In good weather, we will be in outdoor locations such as parks, forests, or beaches; in bad weather, we will sketch found objects or views from a window or the inside environment indoors. This is inspired by a recent Field Journaling workshop by botanist and artist Lyn Baldwin in Metchosin.

There are no instructions, but tips can be shared. The suggested basic supplies are a sketchbook, felt-tip permanent ink (not water-soluble) pen, pencil, eraser, and seat pad. If adding watercolour, the sketchbook pages should be heavy enough to allow wetting. The photograph shows the kit of ArtPod member Janet Moore and includes a sample page from her sketchbook.

Those interested in trying out a session or two or who want more information, please get in touch with

Life Drawing and Portrait Drop-in

This is an open invitation to artists of all experiences. Beginning September 20th, 2022, join us on Tuesday mornings from 10 to noon for an opportunity to draw a human figure from live models. Portrait artists are encouraged to join in. Instruction will not be provided. Models are nude.

Sessions will be held in the upstairs DIY Studio at the Metchosin Arts and Cultural Centre. The room holds 20 artists plus models, first come, first served. Sorry, this room is not wheelchair accessible.

The cost is $10 per session, payable in cash on the day(s) you attend. For additional information, please get in touch with the coordinator, Janet Moore, at