A NUDE life drawing event will be hosted in Irvine’s Maritime Museum this week.

The Scottish Maritime Museum’s vast, Victorian glass roofed Linthouse will be the scene for some after hours life drawing on Friday, August 31 – hosted by Glasgow’s All The Young Nudes Drawing Club.

The informal evening will begin at 6.30pm when guests will get an opportunity to see the exhibition and listen to live folk music by DLú before sketching begins at 7pm.

Sketchers can choose to draw everything and anything from beautiful historic boats and detailed engineering machinery through to two life models or the whole scene as it unfolds.

Joanna Suskind of All The Young Nudes said: “If you haven’t tried before, then drawing from life, especially the human form, is an amazing skill.

“It teaches you to focus, concentrate, observe and clears your brain! This is the perfect opportunity to try it for yourself!”

Fiona Greer, Curator of Art at the Scottish Maritime Museum, says: “We’re very excited to welcome All The Young Nudes and sketchers to the Linthouse for what will be a rather unique opportunity to experience life drawing against the magnificent industrial and historic setting of the Linthouse of 1872.

“Like all our great events and activities taking place alongside our new art exhibition, this event is ideal for beginners and those with experience. It’s a wonderful one off opportunity to draw from life inside this Cathedral of Engineering and one not to be missed!”

The event will be BYOB and organisers say food will be available to purchase.

Tuition will be informal and on request.

Sketching will finish at 9pm and the event closes at 9.30pm.

Tickets for the event are priced £11 per sketcher, including all drawing materials, when purchased in advance online or directly from All The Young Nudes or at the Museum. Tickets on the day will be priced £15.

More information and tickets through http://atyn.co.uk or Eventbrite.