A Rowbs drawing party by Figure 8 Experience is artistic yet fun, sophisticated yet mischievous, a little bit naughty but never raunchy. We have transformed figure drawing into a performance that mimics a real instructional class. But we present it as an entertaining dinner show, ideal for your next couples soiree in Southern California. Figure 8 will indeed come to your backyard, and we’ll bring the easels, stools, drawing pads and pencils. And, of course, the models—eight of them. Invite those couples who are dearest to you, but remember to leave room for eight. No artistic experience is necessary, just a desire to bond with your better half on a fun, enjoyable evening.
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Gig Length: 90 - 120 minutes
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What to Expect
Expect a show that is patterned after an art-school drawing class but executes it with a bit of pizzazz. Rowbs by Figure 8 is part drawing class and part dinner show. Our emcee is a qualified artist who doubles as drawing instructor for the event, instructing your guests on how to draw the models. We expect novices, not artists, to be the guests, so artistic ability is not important in the people you invite. We do expect that the guests will be primarily couples. We have designed our show to be entertainment for people in a relationship, not for bachelor parties or girls' nights out. The show is titillating only in that the models are nude, as they would be in any traditional figure drawing setting. The performance is not sexually-oriented; there are no explicit poses, and there is no touching between the models. An abundance of singles at a Figure 8 show is not preferred. We do welcome gay couples as well as straight couples to be among the host's party guests. The poses are choreographed and set to music, and the performance area is lit so that the show has the feel of evening entertainment. But the lights are not deep dark colors or strobed; the lighting is mostly natural or a bit warmer than natural. We remain true to the drawing class concept, and in a drawing class the artists need to see the models. The guests will be seated close to the models at stools and easels or tables and chairs. Velvet ropes connected to rope posts separate the guests from the performers. The drawing instructor, in addition to addressing the group via microphone, mingles with the guests and provides drawing tips individually. Duration of the show is about 2 hours. At your request we can do a shorter one.
Figure 8 Experience is new to Southern California. Book us for your next couples party and start the buzz. You won't be disappointed. A Rowbs show by Figure 8 is professionally choreographed, hosted by a qualified artist, and populated with beautiful and talented models. Our base is in Palm Springs, but we're available in Los Angeles and all points in and around Southern California.
Additional Booking Notes
Below is a list of the equipment that we provide to put on the show. Figure 8 provides:
2 Chauvet DJ Wash FX wash lights to illuminate the performance area, 2 15-ft. high light stands, 2 Harbinger 600 watt speakers with 3-channel mixers to provide music and amplified commentary from the drawing instructor, 1 Shure wirelesss lavalier microphone so the drawing instructor can be heard, iTunes playlist with pre-selected music, bluetooth audio adapter to send the music through the speakers, electrical accessories including extension cords, speaker cable and surge protector, 5 6-ft velvet ropes to separate the audience from the performance, 16 easels, 16 stools, 16 large 18" x 24" drawing pads, 24 medium 12" x 18" drawing pads, 60 pencils, 1 electric pencil sharpener. The host of the party will be required to provide sufficient space to put on the show. Generally, we perform outdoors; a large backyard is ideal. But in cold or wet weather, an indoor space is required. See the photos section for a diagram of seating for 40 guests. This is a sample only; we will work with the space you provide.
Tables and seating for more than 16 guests is expected to be provided by the host of the party.