FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I AM NOT AN ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY STUDENT OR INSTRUCTOR. CAN I STILL JOIN?

Yes! We are proud to be open to the public! You can purchase a membership through our Patreon. One you do that, include your Patreon ID and fill out the Join Us page to complete signing up for your 2,500 challenge.
The link to our Patreon can be found on the Support Us page.

I AM NOT IN SAN FRANCISCO. CAN I STILL JOIN?

Absolutely! The Drawaholics has become extremely online friendly, as many of our students are entirely online and remote. Discord has become our HQ for member activity, and is member-exclusive. Events are posted in both the Discord and on our Facebook along with the Zoom links for each event.

CAN I STILL FOLLOW THE CLUB AND SUPPORT, BUT NOT BECOME A FULL MEMBER?

Yes, while our Discord is member-exclusive, our Facebook group is open. We also have an Instagram and Twitter you can follow. You are welcome to join the Facebook group and/or support us through donations! If you are a professional, you can also support us by becoming a Guest Speaker. You can check out the Support Page for more information!

WHAT DOES FINISHING THE 2,500 CHALLENGE MEAN FOR ME?

You become a lifetime member! All of the benefits of the community are open to you now for life. You can continue coming to events, hanging out in the discord, getting help from mentors, etc. The Higher Challenges also unlock for you; you can explore them on the Challenges page. If you are paying a membership fee, any future fees are optional for you as much as we greatly appreciate the continued support. Welcome to the Drawaholics!

DOES DRAWAHOLICS USE NUDE MODELS FOR FIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOPS?

Yes! In order to learn how to draw the human body we must observe it unclothed. We only use "artistic nudity" and don't feature lewd or suggestive material. You may also encounter nudity in member sketches and in the Figure Bootcamp portion of the challenges. If nudity is a concern, you can talk to leadership.

I AM A MEMBER AND WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER OR MAKE SUGGESTIONS FOR DRAWAHOLICS.

Reach out to Leadership! We are always open to new ideas and volunteers – the first step is to let us know you want to contribute. Email us or message Leadership directly through the contact page!

I LOVE DRAWAHOLICS! HOW CAN I REPRESENT?

We have various schwag items available for purchase on our Redbubble and over Patreon Tiers. Also, you are welcome to include Drawaholics in your social media descriptions. If you would like to be represented by being featured by the Drawaholics on Instagram or Twitter, let us know! We are all growing artists here!

CAN I RETAKE THE 2,500?

Yes! The first attempt has been a valuable teacher for many. Check out the 2,500 FAQ for more information on retaking the 2,500. In a nutshell, submit another contract with your new start date – any drawings you did in your previous attempt will not count towards the new 2,500.

I AM STRUGGLING HARDCORE WITH MY 2,500. WHERE CAN I GET HELP?

Hop onto the Drawaholics Discord! There is a team of mentors waiting to help members in both the technical and non-technical areas of art. If you are struggling emotionally, mentors are happy to help coach you through these challenges and can recommend outside resources if needed. We take health seriously: in order to become the best artists we can, we must take care of ourselves first! The 2,500 Challenge is intended to be low pressure: practicing one hour a day will complete the 2,500 in one year. If you feel over-pressured, make sure to mention that to a mentor so we can help you sort it out!

DRAWAHOLICS ISN’T FOR ME… WHAT DO I DO?

You can leave at any time. We know it’s not for everyone; it’s hard work! If you want to leave, all we request is that you let us know that you are no longer interested. If you are paying a membership fee, be sure to discontinue your membership via Patreon. You can always resume your membership at any time! We hope whatever is going on is only temporary and you get to feeling better soon!