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Learn to draw over glasses of Champagne at Sydney’s MCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art puts a sensory spin on life-drawing classes.

By Emma Breheny

The Museum of Contemporary Art puts a sensory spin on life-drawing classes.

If fine wine unleashes the creative spirit, the Museum of Contemporary Art is here to help you tap your inner artist. Between now and April, the gallery will run a series of life-drawing classes that also include tasting Ruinart and a lesson on the Champagne house's brut and rosé wines.

Local artist Will French will be on hand to guide participants through the two-hour class, held in the museum's Creative Studios overlooking Sydney Harbour. In addition to the art, there will also be a competition to guess the bouquets of the Ruinart rosé, with the winner taking home their own bottle of Champagne.

Cheeseboards featuring the likes of ashed chèvre, cheddar and fromager d'affinois from a rotating line-up of producers will provide sustenance for the artists at work.

If trying your hand at a new skill was part of your New Year's resolutions, we can think of worse ways to get started.

Ruinart Summer Sketch Club, 28 Feb, 14 Mar, 28 Mar, 11 Apr, 7pm-8.45pm. Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St, The Rocks, NSW. Tickets $69 ($55 for MCA members and concessions) from mca.com.au.