It’s one thing to imagine the human form and then put pencil to paper, but it’s another to see it directly. According to an article from the BBC, using a nude model as reference is beneficial for a multitude of reason.

“Shadows and skin texture, the way the limbs move, extend. Every pose of position, reveals a whole new composition.”

O’Day Studios in East Lansing is now offering weekly classes that allow artists to have time with nude models to improve their technique.

Monday Night Life Drawing. 7 - 9 p.m. $10 per session ($5 for students) to cover the model and studio. O'Day Studios, Suite 115 1650 Kendale Blvd. East Lansing.

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

A Course in Love. Weekly group dedicated to the study of the spiritual pyschology. 1 - 2 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes Lansing. (517) 371-3010.

Support Group. For the recently divorced, widowed and separated. 7:30 p.m. St. Davids Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-2272.

MUSIC

New Horizons Community Band. Learn a new instrument or dust off an old one. 6 - 8 p.m. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-7661.

EVENTS

Chess, Cribbage, Hand & Foot. Weekly events at the senior center. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.

Social Bridge. Meet new people, no partner needed. 1 - 4 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing.