Monday Live Portrait Sessions

Live online portrait drawing sessions, every Monday morning and evening. Free and open to all.

Updated: July 2024
Two portraits of women, both with their heads supported by a hand. They are drawn with coloured pencil on muted coloured sugar paper, folded in to hand made booklets.
Monday drawing sessions are on a summer break. The next session will be on Monday 19th August, 2024.

1 x Track of Music / 1 x Pose / 1 x Drawing

Monday portrait sessions are free and open to everyone. They take place on a Zoom video call. The sessions run most Mondays at 9am and 6pm CET Paris time.

How to Join In

To take part, just join the Zoom︎︎︎ at the start of the session - you do not need to book - just join the Zoom. 

︎ Zoom Link︎︎︎

Meeting ID: 329 090 0623
Passcode: 822938

You can download Zoom for free on the website, for your computer, mobile or tablet. You may need to create a free account.

What time is it in my timezone?

Monday drawing sessions are on a summer break. The next session will be on Monday 19th August, 2024.

︎ 9am Paris Time︎︎︎
︎ 6pm Paris Time︎︎︎
in your local timezone. These links will take you to Google - you should see the time in your local timezone at the top of the search results.

We run most weeks, but take occasional breaks for holidays and work - follow Chloë Briggs on ︎Patreon︎︎︎ for monthly  updates (you can join for free) or check on ︎Instagram︎︎︎ for announcements.

Things to know

  • There is no charge for the Monday sessions.
  • You do not need to register. Just turn up!
  • You don’t need any special materials - just draw with what you have to hand.
  • Each pose is around 3-5 minutes, the length of a track of music.
  • The sessions are not recorded - you have to be there.
  • Chloë will always pose first to welcome everyone in to the space.
  • There is no tuition - just the chance to draw each other, together.
  • Chloë will ask people who join the zoom to model for the group. It is absolutely OK to say no if you’re not feeling it on the day.
  • We ask that people respect the generosity of the space and all our sitters, and not take screenshots in the sessions.

To share images of your work

We would be delighted to see images of your work. Please share them on Instagram using the following tags:


We share tagged posts back to everyone through Instagram stories.

There are instructions from Instagram about how to tag people in posts

Images From Monday Morning Portrait Sessions

Monday Mornings vol. 1 Publication

In 2022 I created a publication which contains drawings and text contributed by people who take part in the Monday sessions from all over the world.

With many thanks to all of the brilliant artists who join the portrait sessions, and who pose for us all to draw. You can see more of their work (and read about the sessions) in the Drawing Is Free Monday Mornings vol. 1 publication︎︎︎.

Help support me to create more drawing resources

If you enjoy these drawing sessions, and find them valuable, I would be honoured if you’d consider supporting  Drawing is Free at Patreon, where I run special online drawing sessions for supporters.

Support Drawing is Free at  ︎Patreon︎︎︎


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