Portrait Group

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Greetings from your new Portrait Group coordinator, Lura Schwarz Smith! Many thanks to Vicki Thomas for her seven years of service! It’s been a challenging year for this group, losing the Gertrude as our meeting place, as well as the Covid lockdowns. But we have a solution!

We are currently using a hybrid system for Portrait days – both an in-person live model, and continuing the Zoom sessions on your computer, tablet or iPad from your own home. My husband Kerby Smith is my co-coordinator for Portrait Group, as he runs the Zoom sessions. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom but would like to try, contact Kerby at ysavpcom@gmail.com.

The live model location is Jeanne Moje MacDonald’s beautiful art studio in the Bootjack/Mariposa area. Because it is a small space physical attendance is limited to three artists, plus Jeanne and myself. The three spots for live artists to attend will be first-come basis on the website. Attendees, including the model, must be fully vaccinated.  The sessions will be the same format: 20 minutes on for the model, a ten-minute break, and then our model will resume the pose.


The model is TBD

You will need to register and pay online: $10 (members) and $13 (non-members). This reasonable charge pays our models their $60 fee. There is a NEW LINK to the Zoom sessions.


Remember to scroll down and click “Return to Merchant”.

Thereafter, you will receive a link to the session.

We hope you will join us and enjoy your painting and drawing time.

August and future months still need model coordinators. Please volunteer!

Please help us keep our Portrait Group alive in these challenging times. Let’s be flexible and make this all work. I treasure this group and am certain we can keep this boat afloat – with your help!

Questions? Email me at lura@lura-art.com. We look forward to creating with you.

Lura Schwarz Smith and Kerby Smith