Variety might be the spice of life, but it seems that alcohol helps spark creativity — at least where Brisbane's art classes are involved. You can paint a picture in the middle of the Night Noodle Markets, whip up a portrait of your own pet, head to the city's permanent boozy studio or partake in any number of other combinations of watercolours, pastels and plonk. Now, you can also sketch live models with a beer in your hand.
Milton dive bar The Scratch is putting on the brew-fuelled session from 10am–12pm on Saturday, July 22, with local artist Aaron Micallef overseeing the class. You'll draw the human form, using nude life models as your guide, and the $20 fee also includes a pot of beer or cider.
Yes, Life Drawing and Beer is basically your high school art class — just with an alcoholic beverage — and spaces are limited. There'll be a number of art boards supplied, but it's best to bring your own supplies. The Scratch, obviously, will supply the beer.