Life Drawing Hen’s Night Party
What better activity for a hen’s party than to marvel at a handsome man?
Spend a whopping 90 minutes admiring and sketching one of our handsome male models in the nude.
Rather than going for a traditional passé stripper hens’ night, go outside of the box and do something you and your girlfriends will be able to tell your work colleagues about without feeling embarrassed. Our business is about experience rather than service, which is why we’ve hand-chosen all our models to be charming, engaging, respectful and a load of fun.
We’re local to Adelaide and have had this business for over five years now, so we know all the best local venues and handsome men.
Our models will come to your venue or ours and spend 90 minutes posing in fun, cheeky poses for you to draw him. As well as this, he’ll interact with the ladies, help to break the ice and get everyone laughing.
Some people with high artistic expectations of themselves may be nervous about the drawing part but our hens day activities are just about having fun. We’ll coach you through different game and challenges that keep things fun and easy. If you choose to have a drawing instructor they can give you tips and techniques that will help you improve your final masterpiece.
The whole experience is about having a fun, classy afternoon while still being a little bit cheeky because after all… it is a hens day!
Life Drawing Hens Activity Prices
Pricing at Your Venue
BRONZE (your venue) includes: Model & Drawing Materials: $45 pp
SILVER (your venue) includes: Instructor, Model & Drawing Materials, Photography: $55 pp
If you don’t have a venue in mind, we’d be happy to help find the perfect one for you. We work with venues in the Adelaide CBD: the Richmond Hotel, Rockford Hotel, The Prince Albert Hotel, The Cumberland Hotel (The Cumby) and others. Or we have a beautiful venue in Largs North, it’s 5 minutes’ walk to the beautiful waters of Largs beach. The space is also used as an art gallery, so it’s extremely dynamic and aesthetic with lots of natural light and a gorgeous garden courtyard, which you can use to play games and sip champagne in. If you want to head to the city for a wild night after your activity you can do so easily, with a 3 minute walk to the train stop. Or you can keep things more relaxed and get overnight accommodation and the scenic Largs Hotel.
Pricing for one of Our Venues
BRONZE (our venue) Includes: Model & Drawing Materials: $50 pp
SILVER (our venue) Includes Instructor, Model, Drawing Materials, Photography: $60 pp
This price covers the admin work that we undertake to organise the venue not the cost of the venue, these differ from venue to venue.
To cover costs our Adelaide life drawing party prices are based on minimum numbers of 12. However, we often have groups who decide they’d like to split the extra costs between them to keep the party intimate which is always nice.
Call us on on 0410 767 869 to discuss how we can make your hens party special or
FAQ’s and Ideas for your Hens
Get your creative juices flowing with a glass of champagne 😉
All of the venues we work with have delicious functions menus; keep your energy up for the life drawing with nibbles and drinks. If you want to treat yourself to dinner or lunch meal before or after your activity our venues will organise your meal in the same VIP area where the life drawing takes place.
Want to maximise your life drawing experience by not wasting time getting up and down to get your drinks and nibbles? Have one of our topless waiter serve you food and drinks, they can even feed you 😉 Maybe the excitement of the whole thing is a bit much for you and you need something to relax you, our topless waiters have that covered as well, they give great relaxing massages. They’ll be at your beck and call ladies.
Life Drawing FAQ’s
1. How hard is life drawing really?
Some ladies choose to have a stripper perform for them because they think life drawing would be far too hard. Most of us haven’t drawn since high school and for many of us drawing at school was a complete disaster. Urrggh!
We regularly get feedback from our life drawing parties about how easy the life drawing was. Many girls tell us they had never imagined their drawings would turn out that well. Perhaps it really was the glass of champagne or lack there of that hindered our drawing abilities in high school art class.
Our main focus during the party is to have fun. When you’re having fun, subconsciously you let go of inner blocks and the human desire we all have to look good. Our instructors/MC’s guidance will ease you into the art of drawing with tips and tricks and fun drawing escapades. These two factors make the life drawing experience seemless.
FAQ 2. What goes on in a life drawing model’s head?
If you’ve ever wondered what goes on in a life drawing model’s head whilst he stands there stake naked in front of a group of up to 45 girls …here’s your chance to find out. Have a listen to this interview we did with one of our Adelaide life drawing models. Click the arrow below:
FAQ 3. Can we create our own theme for our life drawing hen’s night party?
We love making your hens party that one bit more special by personalising it to the hen. Show the hen just how well you know her and how much you love her by tailoring her party to suit her.
What’s your bride to be like and what does she like?
If you don’t have a specific theme in mind you can talk to us, we’d be happy to help you figure one out that will be perfect for her or you could always choose one of ours.
Here are some of themes we’ve had at our parties so far:
Is she a Port Power or Adelaide Crows fan, or is cricket more her speed. We’ve had parties with themes of all three.
Does she love the classics, like Micheal Jackson, if so we’ve got you covered. Another idea: have everyone dress up their favourite outfit of her favourite artist and create a playlist with their best songs.
We have had a French themed party where everyone wore berets, ate baguettes and cheese and drank wine. We can have our model come dressed as the notoriously sexy frenchmen. All of our models love having fun by getting into a character, by the end you’ll be convinced they’re actually from france. Our Bollywood dancing party is perfect if she likes Indian culture and is perfect to combine with Indian cuisine.
Is your hen particularly attracted to men of a certain profession, like maybe a chef, firefighter or maybe she likes the bad boy bikies. We’ve got an authentic fire fighters uniform, all the girls will be swooning and if things get too hot, no need to worry our model can put out the fire 😉
Perhaps the bride-to-be is keen on cowboys? We recently organised a hen’s party for a cowgirl. Literally! She lives out on a farm in the middle of nowhere. All the girls she’s invited to her wedding will be wearing cowboy boots on the day. Here’s a photo from her cowboy-themed hen’s night.
Here’s some feedback from bridesmaid Leah who also organised a cowboy life drawing hens afternoon for her bestie:
“We organised a cowboy-themed life drawing class for our bride as surprise entertainment. The look on her face when our cowboy walked in was priceless! It was also rather fascinating to see the boisterous, outgoing bride temporarily speechless! An art teacher accompanied our cowboy to provide drawing guidance and direct the flow of the event. We completed several drawing exercises and had great fun comparing our “masterpieces”, and getting to know our model.
Interestingly our mature guests had just as much fun (if not more fun) as the younger guests, as the drawing adds a certain cultural novelty to what would otherwise just be blatant male nudity!
Rather than a traditional stripper who provides limited thrills, this 90 minute package is a fantastic idea for anyone looking to create a memorable and unique hen night experience.”
Another theme alternative: a dreamy doctor as model for your hen’s life drawing party?
You could ask her what makes her mouth water; is it a bulky bikie? Let’s admit it, some women just like the idea of the bad boy. A guy who is aloof, arrogant and hard to get. Our bikie may seem hard on the outside, but he’ll be soft on the inside.
Would a seductive sailor be the kind of man to turn her on?
Conjure up the sailor setting: an afternoon breeze, delicious cocktails and a handsome sailor ready to save your life when you fall overboard. You could combine a life drawing party with our cocktail making party, and get the best of both worlds. Organise some sailor music and in addition to the visuals you’ll have an auditory accompaniment.
This hen dressed up as a sailor girl and her friends created fun nautical decorations (check out the hanging anchors above):
Does she love music, would she fall for a mellow musician?
FAQ 4. How is life drawing different to seeing a stripper perform at a hen’s party?
Sometime people wonder why one would choose to draw a nude male model at a hen’s party? Their thinking is: if you want to see a guy in the nude, why not just hire a stripper? For many a stripper is the the standard thing to do for a hen’s party. Some girls choose to go to a strip club; at least then they get to see several guys in the nude.
In life, what you choose to do depends on the kind of experience you are looking for and what you want to get out of it. Watching a stripper and drawing a naked model are two very different kinds of experiences. And you get totally different things out of them.
Life drawing at a hen’s party is very different to having a stripper perform for you. Why ?
The biggest differences are how long you actually get to see the guy in the nude, the range of feelings you go through during the experience, the level of intimacy, and whereas one experience is passive, the other is active.
Difference 1: Amount of time in the full monty
It’s a blatant basic but often overlooked:
* the amount of time you actually get to see the guy in the full Monty.
With a stripper it’s about 10 seconds, and given that the lighting is normally pretty dim, it means you don’t get too good a look. During a strip show a major part of the time is spent removing clothes. To spend lots of time taking your clothes off, you have to start with a lot of them on. They come off gradually, the girls cheer the guy along, and the grand finale is when that very last bit of rag is removed. About 5 to 7 seconds before the end of the act.
With a life drawing model you get to see the male model in the nude between 15 minutes and one and a half hours. It’s often the hen’s preferences that determines how long he’s actually in his birthday suit for. Some hens want it right away, other hens prefer to wait a while.
* You get to choose how far he goes- totally naked or partially covered.
* You get to ask your model questions:
Difference 2: The range of experiences
I think the best way to describe the difference with regard to the experiences you may go through is to share what one girl who had been to both a strip show hen’s party and a nude life drawing hen’s night told me. Here’s what she wrote to us:
“I remember I initially felt somewhat intimidated by the idea of going to a strip show. I knew it would probably also involve lap dances and that wasn’t necessarily something I thought would turn me on. I knew I could always refuse the lap dance, but then again I didn’t want to be labelled as a prude. I felt excited when we entered the club, it felt somewhat risqué, and I know this is silly, but I felt somewhat proud and liberated because I was doing what guys do to girls –objectify them.
The whole experience actually ended up involving a lot of sitting around doing nothing. We sat on a big table close to the dance floor (thank heavens) and I don’t want to sound mean, but the 2 girls I sat between and got stuck between for the entire evening were rather boring. So I got into the booze, what else I could do?
When the first show finally came I felt relieved, at last a brilliant distraction. It was over really quickly, there was a bit of a build-up and that was titillating, but in the end I was left feeling disappointed because the guy’s moves weren’t too interesting and the whole thing seemed a little clumsy. Three more shows followed, some were better than others, but when it was over I felt a little grumpy and let down: it hadn’t been the thrill I’d expected.
With regard to the life drawing party, In the beginning I was excited: well, the idea of being able to look at a nude man for so long was really exciting. I’d been to the strip show and hadn’t got to see all that much for all that long, so I was looking forward to a good long look. I hoped no one would notice and judge me for it. I’d never got a good long look before and I knew I wanted one.
I guess some girls get their fair share of male nudity if they have brothers. I only had sisters. And in lovemaking my experience had been that you only get to see a full complete nude body view of the guy for a couple of seconds, no one I’ve known had ever felt comfortable with me looking for any longer than 20 seconds. Maybe guys are just insecure too.
Another feeling I initially had was fear. Throughout school I was bad at art; I’d never I never managed much more than stick figures when it came to drawing the human body. I was afraid of making a fool of myself. I knew that some of the other girls going to hen’s party were great drawers; they’d taken art as one of their year 12 subjects and that made me rather insecure.
When the model appeared, he was wearing a sarong. I remember wondering how soon it would come off and hoping it would be extremely soon. As minutes passed I got impatient and felt rather embarrassed about that. I felt even more impatient when I realised that under his sarong he was wearing jocks. When they came off I felt shy. It was in a bit of a predicament, I want to look but somehow I was afraid to. I remember feeling annoyed with myself. Here I was with this one in a lifetime opportunity, yet I was letting my worry about what others would think of me stop me. I ordered myself to look.
What I saw was actually overwhelming: it was so big, bigger than I’d ever seen. I remember I felt like I couldn’t take my eyes off it. Then I just relaxed. Actually it was the drawing that helped me relax, quite the opposite to what I’d expected. The drawing gave me something to do whilst I looked, like an alibi. The more I drew the easier it became. I think I went into something like a trance, or maybe it was the feeling you have when you get hypnotised. In fact how I felt was similar to how I feel after a meditation, or a really good yoga class. I felt so relaxed.”
Difference 3: The level of intimacy
A stripper is a performer. He knows he’ll be on stage for 10 minutes and that he needs to impress with his best during that time. He knows he’ll be judged for how he appears and that who he is and what he values is of no importance. He knows he’ll be objectified, that some girls will see him as just a piece of meat. To stay sane, he needs to create a persona outside of himself that he morphs into during the act. He won’t share who he really is, he won’t be a subject he’ll just be an object and present himself as such. Intimacy is created when someone shares a part of themselves with someone else. There is no room for that in a strip show because it’s an act. When all the clothes are off the stripper’s done his job and is keen to go ASAP.
The nude male life drawing model knows he will be spending 90 minutes with the girls. 90 minutes is a long time. Enough time to get a feel for the women, to chat with them, to laugh with them, to interact with them. The life drawing model knows the girls will be curious about him. They will want to know what he does outside of nude modelling, whether he has a girlfriend ;-), how he managed to get such a smooth tan, whether he waxes, what motivated him to take on this job. He will engage with the girls. They will get to experience him as the person he is, not as an object. That creates intimacy.
Difference 4: Passive versus active, consumption versus creation
Perhaps you could say that the difference between watching a stripper and drawing a nude guy is similar to the difference between watching someone swim and swimming yourself. When you watch someone swim you are passive. The only sense you engage in is vision. In contrast, when you swim yourself you are active. You use your body, you feel what it’s like to move your limbs through the water. You exercise a skill and to exert yourself.
When you watch a stripper, all you do is look. It’s passive. When you draw what your eyes perceive you are involved in an act of creation. Even if what you draw doesn’t look that hot, nevertheless what your eyes take in is translated into hand movements over paper.
Life drawing is a creative process. Even if you are dissatisfied with what you draw you have still created something. It’s fascinating to watch how rapidly people progress with a few simple instructions and structures.
Life drawing is something all artists do. It’s the way they learn how to draw bodies, to sense the body structure the bones determine and how the muscles shape that structure. Most artists continue life drawing throughout their career it’s not just something they do once. Many artists I know, even if the kind of art they do is abstract art, partake in weekly life drawing gatherings, spending 3 hours drawing a model in an array of different poses.
FAQ 5. What are the benefits of practicing life drawing?
Benefit 1: It sharpens your visual and analytical skills
We are so familiar with the shape of the body and the features of the human face. We see our own body and face every time we check our looks in the mirror (I wouldn’t want to think about how many times I check myself in a mirror on a daily basis). We critically analyse other women a multitude of times per day 😉 So you could think that drawing them could be quite easy. But actually the very fact that we are so intimately familiar with the human face and body makes it a challenge to draw.
Also if your lines are just a little off when you draw a human being it will be very noticeable. It’s easy to get away with drawing a tree when the lines aren’t quite right but that’s not the case when you draw a fellow human. In our hens party life drawing package we circumnavigate this problem by working with squiggles and drawing in an abstract manner. The teacher encourages the hen and her guests to capture the gesture of the model, not his exact shape.
With life drawing another challenge is that you want to make the model look real and alive. A living being has a special organic energy which makes them so different to inanimate objects.
When faced with the task of drawing a model you need to look at him in a different way to when you are just admiring his splendid, physical, naked form. You see lines and curves you didn’t know existed. You become aware of undulations and how they seemingly lighter and darker bits on the body’s surface. You see little details you never knew existed on the male body. It’s a real discovery.
One thing is guaranteed: after drawing a nude male model for 90 minutes your visual and analytical skills will be sharpened, and from then on you will observe clothed men in a totally different manner.
Benefit 2: it’s like a peaceful and relaxing meditation that is simultaneously fun and titillating
Some Life Drawing Videos
Check out these short videos taken at our ‘Hens Party Ideas Adelaide’ Life Drawing Hens Night Parties.
The girls start drawing our model:
Take a look at two girls’ sketching:
Creating awesome sketches is much easier than you might imagine:
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- Package: Life Drawing
- Cost: $45+ per person; Minimum booking: 12
Life Drawing Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.8 based on 8 reviews5 1
Life Drawing event 2017 - Adelaide★★★★★5 5 1“Saturday night was great. The guys were professional, very friendly and talkative and a great time was had by all. A lot of happy ladies at the Hens night, a few knew them from other hens nights which made for great conversation. I would definitely recommend to others. Did learn that drawing a live person was a little trickier than thought and none of us would give up our day jobs to become artists. A fun night. Regards Nola Cubeli”- Nola Cubelic
Art Lesson★★★★★5 5 1“Jacqueline was great to bounce ideas off of in the planning of my sister's hens. The day was perfect - everything tailored to our situation. I was a bit worried about having older aunties etc at the art class but they looooved it and it was classy and professional. The art lesson itself was so great and fun and everyone got really into it. Archer the model was so lovely and of course he looked great ;) the build up to him being naked was done so gracefully and tastefully. This was an awesome experience!”- Kish Jed
Draw the Man★★★★★5 5 1“We organised a cowboy-themed "draw the man" class for our bride as surprise entertainment. The look on her face when our cowboy walked in was priceless! It was also rather fascinating to see the boisterous, outgoing bride temporarily speechless! An art teacher accompanied our cowboy to provide drawing guidance and direct the flow of the event. We completed several drawing exercises and had great fun comparing our "masterpieces", and getting to know our model. Interestingly our mature guests had just as much fun (if not more fun) as the younger guests, as the drawing adds a certain cultural novelty to what would otherwise just be blatant male nudity! Rather than a traditional stripper who provides limited thrills, this 90 minute package is a fantastic idea for anyone looking to create a memorable and unique hen night experience.”- Leah Warren
Draw the man★★★★☆4 5 1“Thank you for a fabulous and fun hen's party last Saturday night! We all loved it and learnt some new skills along the way! Really appreciated your professionalism and what a great sport the guys were! :-)”- Samantha Tipler
Life Painting with a real model!★★★★★5 5 1“This was really my day! And my girlfriends and I got to experience something that none of us had done before! Life Painting with a real model! We got to discover our artistic sides in a very relaxed and comfortable environment. The whole party was run by great professionals! Real art teachers (who kept encouraging us during this journey of self-artistic discovery), a very nice model, a waiter who not only looked sexy, but kept our champers flowing while we were drawing and painting (and massaged our shoulders so that our tender middle-aged bodies did not suffer from the strain of being creative. My idea of heaven on earth! I am going to hook-up all my “To be married girlfriends” to Hens Party ideas Adelaide! I recommend it 100% without a shadow of a doubt!”- Orlane Heaney
Draw the Man★★★★★5 5 1“I had done 'life drawing' at a Hens Night in Melbourne and was really glad to find that we could also organise a 'Draw the Man' life drawing class for a Hens Night in Adelaide. Jacqueline was a fantastic teacher who gave us great tips on drawing and her and the model had everyone at ease and enjoying themselves in no time. I would recommend getting in touch with Hens Party Ideas Adelaide to discuss options for a Hen's Night. It was very professional and everyone had a great night.”- Bree Kurtz
Life Drawing★★★★★5 5 1“Wow! what an experience! We had Archer as our model, and he was so charming, professional and handsome! He was also very good at 'breaking the ice' and making us feel comfortable with life drawing, he gave us some direction and some 'warm up poses' where he was only semi nude, so that by the time we got to the full monty we were prepared! A great balance between serious art and cheeky fun, would definitely recommend to other groups both old and young.”- Alice Wilkinson
Life Drawing package★★★★★5 5 1“Thank you to all the Hens Party Adelaide staff for organising a wonderful event for our bride. She was a little shocked at first (we kept it a surprise) but then thoroughly enjoyed the drawing experience as did all the girls. It was a tasteful and enjoyable evening- the models were great looking and very friendly. A very nice shape to draw! It was a great venue and we were so happy with the fun photos captured by Jacqueline. She was also very helpful in the booking and planning process. Your art teacher gave some great artistic advice which was well received by all the girls and kept us giggling. I would not hesitate to recommend the Life Drawing package by Hens Party ideas Adelaide.”- Mary Power
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