Drawing Marathons

Drawing Marathon

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Our next Drawing Marathon is on Sunday, March 25 at Merritt College in Oakland! Many models posing at once: males, females, nude, costumed, short and long poses. Something for everybody!

Upcoming Marathons: Sunday, April 15 – College of Marin, Kentfield
Merritt College

12500 Campus Drive

Art Bldg., Rm. A122

Oakland, CA 94619


Morning Session: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch Break: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Full Day: $40

Half Day: $30

Students (ID Required): $30/Full Day

Seniors (65+, ID Required): $30/Full Day


No turpentine. If painting, please use water based materials only. Absolutely NO cameras!

Artists can draw from several Guild models varying short and long poses, modeling continuously for six hours.

Reservations are not accepted, but we open doors to artists between 9:00am-9:30am for a prompt 10:00am start time!
Food and drinks are sold at the location.

Credit cards are now accepted (Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, Discover). Card payments are subject to a small processing fee.

Drawing Marathons are fund-raisers for the Guild. After paying for logistics, all the money raised goes to keeping the Guild in business. Our business is bringing the Bay Area professional, legitimate, spectacular artist models. Models volunteer their time to make the fund raiser a success and to keep their beloved organization alive. We appreciate your attendance.


How to Get There

From the MacArthur Freeway
(Hwy 580 – northbound): exit onto the Warren Freeway toward Berkeley, exit Carson St. (north). Follow Merritt College sign to Redwood Rd. and merge right, continue to Campus Dr., turn right and proceed to the Merritt Campus.

(Hwy 580 – southbound): exit 35th Avenue and turn left. Proceed towards the hills until 35th Ave. becomes Redwood Rd., and continue to Campus Drive, turn right and proceed to the Merritt Campus.

Bus #54 runs to Merritt on Sundays.

Plan ahead. Carpooling is strongly suggested.


Call for Entries:

The Guild needs figurative art, done at marathons, to use on our marathon flyers. If you’d like to see your art on flyers (with a by-line), please feel free to submit as many images as you wish. If your artwork is used on a flyer, a free all-day ticket to a future marathon will be awarded!

Submission guidelines:

  • High resolution jpeg (300 dpi)
  • Evenly lit
  • Suitable for photocopy reproduction (e.g. mostly black/white lines
  • Figurative work showing Guild models, done at marathons

Submit images to bayareamodelsguild@yahoo.com

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